February 2015, Vol. 242, No. 2

Features

Tablets In The Field: Pipeline Post-Construction Restoration Monitoring Case Study

For over a decade, surveyors across many disciplines (biologists, geologists, archeologists, engineers, etc.) have relied on the same traditional methods for collecting field data, which typically includes carrying a handheld GPS unit for identifying location coordinates, documenting findings in logbooks and taking photos using a digital camera. However, recent technological advancements in the form of tablets with mobile GIS software paired with external GPS receivers are providing new opportunities to field surveyors. This mobile technology can substantially increase efficiency, reduce field surveying and post-processing costs. To evaluate the benefits of this new technology a

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