Streamlining Water Quality Data Collection in the Field with GIS
Track: Smart Communities
Authors: Martyn Quinn
Washington Department of Ecology staff conduct annual watershed evaluations to document non-point impacts and improvements to water quality. The multi-step process exposed staff to potential errors, in addition to consuming staff time. Using ArcGIS online, we streamlined the process greatly, allowing efficient data collection with less error, and less demand on time. The improvements in efficiency allow for field data to be collected over a greater geographical area in a limited time window.