Kansas Association of Mappers

Creating a GIS Cemetery Census with GPS Receivers and Esri Field Maps

  • 26 Oct 2021
  • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Hotel Topeka at City Center (formerly the Capitol Plaza Hotel), Topeka, KS
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Creating a GIS Cemetery Census with GPS Receivers and Esri Field Maps
Instructor: Amy Roust, GISP, Kansas Department of Health and Environment
9 am to 4 pm, Tuesday, October 26, 2021

Learn how to create and execute a field data collection project from start to finish. We will start the day using ArcGIS Pro and ArcGIS Online to create a shared project for field data collection inside ArcGIS Field Maps. Next, we’ll pair Trimble R1 GPS receivers with participants’ smart phones in preparation for sub-meter accurate point data collection. Then, we will drive out to Valencia Cemetery near Topeka and work in pairs to map and photograph headstones. Once data collection is done, we’ll return to the conference site to complete the data entry process in ArcGIS Pro or ArcGIS Online. Time permitting, we will also create a searchable web app to display our results.

Participants must provide for their personal use:

  • A smart phone with two free apps already installed: Esri’s Field Maps and Trimble’s GNSS Status. Both apps are available in Google Play or the Apple Store.
  • A laptop for data editing. You will either need ArcGIS Pro installed or access to the internet so that you can do data editing via ArcGIS Online.
  • Appropriate clothing for field work. Be mindful of the forecast. We will only cancel the field trip portion if there is severe weather (e.g. storms that include lightning or heavy snow). While a gray, rainy day is not ideal for GPS data collection, we can make it work. Plan to bring your rain gear if necessary!

Trimble R1 GPS receivers will be provided for use during the class, courtesy of Seiler Instruments.

Cost: $100 KAM Members / $150 Non-KAM Members

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