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2006 Applied Technology Committee - Field Mapping

Category Type Activities Contact
Field Mapping Advanced Technology Discussions with NRCS and University of California – Davis, for the application of advanced technology in the mapping of Pinnacles National Monument. Pete Biggam
NPS
National
pete_biggam@nps.gov
Field Mapping Pedon CE PedonCE is an application that runs on the Pocket PC operating systems on personal digital assistants (PDA).  This application is used to electronically collect sites, pedons, and transects on these small, light-weight devices in the field. Data from the PDA can then be imported into NASIS, eliminating much of the need for keyboard data entry in the office. The installation package can be downloaded from: http://nasis.usda.gov/downloads/ Alan Price
NRCS
Colorado
alan.price@co.usda.gov
Field Mapping ArcPad on PDAs Using ArcPad on PDAs with GPS for realtime location. We currently have iPAQ PDAs as well as two different models of PDA/GPS combo instruments. Alan Price
NRCS
Colorado
alan.price@co.usda.gov
Field Mapping EMI and GPS Electro Magnetic Induction (EMI) and GPS connected to a PDA to simultaneously collect EMI and location data for soil survey and soil investigations. Alan Price
NRCS
Colorado
alan.price@co.usda.gov
Field Mapping Tablet PCs Tablet PCs to take ArcGIS to the field. These tablets can also be connected to EMI and GPS like the PDAs. Alan Price
NRCS
Colorado
alan.price@co.usda.gov
Field Mapping Data Loggers Data loggers and sensors to collect soil temperature data. Alan Price
NRCS
Colorado
alan.price@co.usda.gov
Field Mapping Data Loggers Experimenting with sensors and data loggers to collect soil moisture data. Alan Price
NRCS
Colorado
alan.price@co.usda.gov
Field Mapping Windows CE Pedon We met several times in the last two weeks with ESRI, the contractor who is creating the pedon entry form. They have provided an installation disk with the prototype of the software to record pedon descriptions on a Windows CE device. Although I am very encouraged by the progress thus far, I want to reiterate that it is a prototype at this stage of development. In other words, we are not ready to start distribution of the software for general testing. The input forms need more design work as well as more data elements need to be programmed. We successfully imported data from a pedon entered in the Windows CE device into Windows Pedon. This means that data can be exported to NASIS. ESRI has shown proof of the concept of data entered electronically in the field can be imported into NASIS. We are therefore, currently negotiating with ESRI to complete the next version of what we are now calling PedonCE. Alan Price
NRCS
Colorado
alan.price@co.usda.gov