Data Collection Tools Revisited

Taking a break from the SAGA tips and writing about writing to remind you that planting season is fast approaching. While we’re all going stir crazy in our offices, take some time to review some data collection tools that may make spring sampling easier on you and your team.

I started with some Esri tools, including Survey123 and Collector for ArcGIS. These are great tools for working with spatial data, but they do require an account with Esri. I shared some free alternatives here, including Google Forms and QFields. If you’re planning on using Google Forms with spatial data, I’d recommend also reviewing some Google Maps tools including dropping pins and uploading coordinates into maps.

Maybe digital data collection isn’t your thing– check out these tips for paper-pencil recording. Good luck finishing up your winter office work, and have fun getting ready to head outside!

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