Fulcrum to the Rescue: Field Data Collection Made Easy in the U.S. Virgin Islands

Oct 30, 2013 | address, Fulcrum, GIS, USVI

I recently wrote a guest blog entry for Fulcrum app and figured I would add the link to it here. Enjoy!

Update – 12.05.13: Applied Geographics (AppGeo) has released their MapGeo of the USVI SAI pilot project. You can view the interactive web map containing the addresses for the pilot study areas on all three islands here: http://www.mapgeo.com/USVI/

Screenshot of MapGeo for the USVI SAI pilot project in Mon Bijou, St. Croix.

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Fulcrum to the Rescue: Field Data Collection Made Easy in the U.S. Virgin Islands

15 October 2013 by Carol Kraemer

 

Earlier this year, Applied Geographics (AppGeo) and Spatial Focus embarked on a 3 month pilot phase of an address reference system project on St. Croix, St. John, and St. Thomas – the three main islands of the U.S. Virgin Island Territory – for the Office of Lieutenant Governor Gregory R. Francis. 1500 of roughly 120,000 addresses covering the three islands were assigned during the pilot phase. The field crew was faced with having to develop procedures that would support a small local team who had limited experience with GIS technology and even more limited access to communication technology. This part of the story took place during the latter part of the pilot project (late May-June 2013), in the second and third pilot study areas in Cruz Bay, St. John and Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas. The Fulcrum app was incorporated into the field data collection process making it possible to develop, deploy, implement and maintain mobile applications quickly and easily. Read more on the Fulcrum Blog…

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