We have some new Survey123 templates available online. The first to highlight is a SUAS Flight Log developed by Heath Anderson, a GIS Specialist at the City of Appleton. It uses Geoevent to update a feature class with the METAR data from the aviationweather.gov website. Some instructions for implementation are included in the download, but if help is needed regarding the implementation process or with the METAR data they can email Heath.
In addition to Heath’s offering I have added four survey templates for asset management and inspection for highway or street department use that I, Jeremiah Erickson, Monroe County GIS Specialist, built or collaborated on with Chris Colney the GIS Specialist in Grant County last July following the Getting Started with Survey 123! Workshop put on by David Buehler, Adam Dorn, and Dan Senner at the Spring Regional Meeting. The class gave me the working knowledge to build a survey or modify existing surveys to suit my needs. They surveys I have added are for bridges, guardrails, culverts and signs. They were tested and implemented here late in the fall by the Monroe County Highway Department utilizing their work issued cell phones paired with a mapping grade Bad Elf GNSS Surveyor to favorable results. The Signs survey was a joint effort and collaboration of sorts between Chris Colney and I for asset management and inspection of signs. Chris had created a functional sign survey and I built upon the ground work he laid for me by expanding on the sign offerings and added some additional features. The signs survey I uploaded is a second iteration of that survey template.
The aforementioned surveys and more can be found at https://www.wlia.org/survey123-templates/. The survey templates may be modified to suit user needs or interests. The level of detail required will differ for end users and different audiences. If you download any of the templates we welcome you to let us know how they worked for us or if you have improved upon them. This allows us to gauge their impact and allows for further collaboration. Then creators can benefit from the improvements as well. They may be adjusted based on user needs or interests as well as the platforms and level of detail required.
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