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Digital field system for landslides research

By Colm Jordan and Catherine Pennington

Abstract

BGS•SIGMAmobile is a system that is used internationally, both as a stand-alone tool and also as part of fully implemented digital workflows that are revolutionising the way geoscientists collect and manipulate field data.\ud BGS•SIGMAmobile was developed by BGS to run on ruggedised Tablet PCs/laptops using code that heavily customises ESRI ArcGIS®, MS Access, and InfiNotes™. The result is an integrated field mapping system that provides a considered balance of graphical map interface tools, structured input using drop-down menus, free text and sketches. Built-in GPS aids location, while comments, symbolised points, lines and polygons can be drawn on the map face with ease. The depth of information traditionally recorded in a field notebook is collected in a relational database accessed by modular forms. Ancillary data such as digital photographs can be added in the field and sketched over or annotated as required

Publisher: GeoConnexion Ltd
Year: 2011
OAI identifier: oai:nora.nerc.ac.uk:12943

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