Use of smartphone apps in groundwater field data collection

Marcus Onken - Opus , 20 December, 2016

With greater focus on groundwater resources than ever before, and advances in monitoring technologies, the site visit has evolved from collecting a single water level at each bore, to encompass a range of additional parameters, information about the site, asset management and safety information. With the growth of the data record per site, the challenge to ensure the quality, consistency and completeness of groundwater field data grows as field programs evolve. Following industry trends, we are now collecting more data, at more sites, and with a requirement to continuously improve on the quality of the data. App technology represents an ideal solution to capitalise on the features of the existing hardware already being carried by field parties, to improve the efficiency, consistency, quality and volume of groundwater data.