Mobile Field Data Collection for Post Bushfire Analysis and African Farmers
In recent years CSIRO has been trialling field data collection using mobile devices such as phones and tablets. Two recent tools that have been developed by CSIRO are the CSIRO Surveyor (Post Bushfire House Surveyor) and DroidFarmer. Challenges tackled include mapping field documents to mobile data through QR (Quick Response) codes, rapid input of survey data, accurate capture of GPS locations and offline operation. Throughout this paper we detail the design choices made for these systems. We give details of how well field data collection was performed and discuss our planned future developments in this space.
KeywordsDroidFarmer CSIRO Surveyor AusAID Bushfire Africa Farmer GIS Questionnaire Android MongoDB SQL Server
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