#maptimeDavis – Field Data Collection

fielddatacollectionpicWhen: February 27th, 2019
@ 10:00 – 12:00 pm
Location: 360 Shields Library
(DSI Classroom)
Cost: Totally FREE!
Presenters: Derek Young, Sierra Mabanta, Huck Rees, Ofuhre Igbinedion


About: Learn all about different types of data collection while in the field! Anywhere you go, you can be a sensor and collect all sorts of useful geographic data. Learn about user activity logging using Fulcrum, replace paper forms with KOBO Toolbox, explore maps and data using QField, and learn to use compasses, rangefinders, and more. An app adventure is calling!

We’ll cover a variety of options on how to use these applications and how to extract data, including: GPS Tracking, Field maps, GeoTagging Photos, Field Forms with location Geographic Annotations.

We will also learn about using a compass and rangefinders to map trees. Including how to use R scripts to convert slope distances into horizontal distances and turning distance/azimuth data into geospatial objects.

Prepare for the possibility of going outside and using these applications during this workshop. Warm clothing is recommended.

How to prepare:

    1. Register for Event.
    2. Bring a phone or tablet (Android if possible, limited options on iOS).

#maptimeDavis is brought to you by the UC Davis Library’s Data Management Program & the UC Davis Center for Spatial Sciences with help from several campus clubs and informal learning groups.  Space is generously provided by the Data Science Initiative (DSI).

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