MOBILE BUSINESS SOLUTIONS. MOBILE DATA COLLECTION DEVICES INTEGRATED DATA WAREHOUSE(S) SUMMIT VISION & OBJECTIVES TOMMIE L. PARHAM (NCGC) May 25-27, 2004. Summit Background. This is part of the National Information Technology Project Coordination Committee (NITPCC)
Like any good tool box, the NRCS “tool box” needs an assortment of tools.
Configuration 1 & 2
Data Collection Tools
Digital Camera / Mobile Devices
Desktop Computing / Servers
Internet / Mobile phones
Tools and Data
Email to STC, Div. Directors, Deputy Chiefs/Leadership
In the future, an NRCS employee will be in the field with a suite of integrated tools and data on a tablet computer with a wireless connection to a GPS, data and other information. The employee will begin an inventory and the system would pre-populate the electronic "form" with the information for that site/area such as location, soils, vegetation, elevation, landform, remote sensing analysis...data they had loaded from the warehouse. They would complete the inventory or assessment and upload the data to the warehouse. A field conservationist would use some of the same inventory and warehouse functionality along with Toolkit for planning. NRCS is bringing experts in each field together to outline the requirements for integration of mobile data collection with the Data Warehouses.