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Geospatial Information Technologies for Mobile Field Data Collection
Statistics Preprints
  • Sarah M. Nusser, Iowa State University
  • Leslie Miller, Iowa State University
  • Keith Clarke, University of California - Santa Barbara
  • Michael Goodchild, University of California - Santa Barbara
Publication Date
6-1-2002
Series Number
Preprint #02-8
Abstract

Federal statistical agencies generate critical data about the nation’s population, economy, and natural resources. These data are gathered largely by mobile field data collection. Although geospatial information is an essential reference material in the field and serves as a base for recording spatially-linked data, it is nearly always used in printed forms due to limitations in mobile computing systems and tools for handling geospatial data. The ability to interact with digital geospatial data in the field offers significant enhancements for data quality and operational efficiencies. In this paper, we briefly summarize research on extensible infrastructure designs for limited field computing environments and appropriate field tools for mobile data gatherers.

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This preprint was published as Sarah Nusser, Leslie Miller, Keith Clarke, and Michael Goodchild, "Geospatial IT for Mobile Field Data Collection", Communications of the ACM (2003): 45-46, doi: 10.1145/602421.602446.

Language
en
Date Available
2015-08-11
Citation Information
Sarah M. Nusser, Leslie Miller, Keith Clarke and Michael Goodchild. "Geospatial Information Technologies for Mobile Field Data Collection" (2002)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/sarah_nusser/42/