Goodbye, Paper! Hello Geo-referenced Field Notes
Track: Water, Wastewater, and Stormwater
Authors: Brad Vossahlik, Scott Reese
The Surface Water Asset Management Program is responsible for an inventory of 120,000 drainage assets for the City of Seattle. Much of this work involves on-the-ground GPS data capture and field note taking that is later incorporated into the city's GIS. This presentation will outline how the team incorporates rugged tablets and pdf editing software to replace paper note taking. Field notes are captured digitally, georeferenced and imported into a GIS editing session as a background layer.