Survey123, part of the ArcGIS package of geospatial software, is a powerful tool for creating smart surveys and web forms that can be used to collect information in the field. Natural Area Preservation staff at the City of Ann Arbor used this software to create a reptile and amphibian survey app, which can be used by staff members and volunteers alike to record observations of snakes, turtles, salamanders, and frogs in city parks. Gone are the days of fumbling with paper data sheets, as surveyors can quickly and easily submit sightings on the web or via mobile devices, even when they aren’t connected to the internet! Location information, pictures, audio, and a variety of customized information can be submitted with the observations, which are then stored in ArcGIS Online. Learn how NAP designed their survey app and how you can use Survey123 to design your own!
Creating a Biological Inventory App with Survey123
City of Ann Arbor Natural Areas Preservation