PntTrax @ WAURISA 2013

PntTrax @ WAURISA 2013

A GeoDjango project designed to store field collected data for the Seattle-based Environmental Engineering firm, RIDOLFI Inc.

Presented at the 2013 WAURISA conference.

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Matthew Kenny

May 07, 2013
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  1. PntTrax:  An  Open-­‐Source  Field   Data  Management  Tool   Ma;

     Kenny,  RIDOLFI  Inc.   May  7th,  2013  
  2. Purpose   •  To  serve  as  the  authoritaKve  repository  for

      field  collected  data.   2  
  3. Purpose   3  

  4. Purpose   4  

  5. Common  Scenario   5  

  6. The  Problem   6  

  7. The  Problem   •  Where  is  it  on  our  file

     system?   – AcKve  Projects?   – InacKve  Projects?   •  Lack  of  insKtuKonal  knowledge.   – Data  oXen  pre-­‐date  my  Kme  at  RIDOLFI   7  
  8. The  Problem   8  

  9. The  Problem   9  

  10. The  Problem   •  Loss  of  efficiency.   •  Ge]ng

     the  data  to  the  client  requires  more   effort  from  both  the  project  manager,  and  the   GIS  staff.   10  
  11. The  Goal   •  Empower  data  users  (PMs  and  Clients)

     to   directly  access  the  data  they  need.   •  Remove  myself  from  the  data  fulfillment  of   the  data  request.   •  Focus  on  cleaning  and  maintaining  high-­‐ quality  data.   11  
  12. A  Simple  Design   12   Users   (Logins)  

    Clients   GPS   Groups   Features   CollecKon   Method   Feature   Purpose   Jane  ScienKst;  Joe  Planner   Ridolfi  Staff/Non-­‐Staff   City  of  Yakima;  Makah  Tribe   June  Monitoring  Event   Sample  01;  Photo  Point  02   GPS  –  Trimble;   Field  Notes   Sampling  LocaKon;   Debris  Removal  
  13. Demo  Time   13  

  14. Mobile  Use  Case   14  

  15. Mobile  Use  Case   15  

  16. Mobile  Use  Case   16  

  17. In  Conclusion   •  See  a  simple  (or  complex),  repe$$ve

     task?   Automate  it.   •  Try  Open  Source  Tools.  They’re  free.   •  Python  is  powerful.  Use  it  to  write  both   simple  scripts  and  complex  applica$ons.   17  
  18. Thanks   •  Have  Ideas?  Contribute!   •  Source  Code:

      h;p://github.com/ma;makesmaps/PntTrax   •  E-­‐mail:  ma;@ridolfi.com   •  Twi;er:  @ma;makesmaps   18  
  19. In  The  Event  of  an  Emergency   19  

  20. Data  Access   20  

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  24. Data  Upload   24  

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  28. Data  ManipulaKon   28  

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