Industrial strength data collection
Spotter is designed withe effort-based data collection in mind allowing users to collect sequences of observations over a given “track” or trip. Data can be collected online or offline and is automatically syncronized with cloud-based data servers for safe-keeping.
Forms based back-end
Customizable forms and workflow, rapid, painless creation of data collection projects
New projects (Apps) and forms can be configured in a matter of hours. and once done, automatically propagate to your team’s smart devices. The Spotter app can be quickly customized to include any categorization of major fields and sub-fields. In this example, a weather form includes species specific meta-data (characteristics and behavior), media and unique data collection processes (per effort, opportunistic).
Easily create user groups for secure data management
Spotter is designed withe effort-based data collection in mind allowing users to collect sequences of observations over a given “track” or trip. Data can be collected online or offline and is automatically syncronized with cloud-based data servers for safe-keeping. Spotter includes sophisticated user and group level authentication schemes for managing diverse user groups including core staff, volunteer groups and public level access privileges. This allows agencies to safely aggregate data without fear of unintended access.
Increased context for better data collection
Give your compliance and data submission rate a helping hand by providing integrated value added layers free of charge to your constituents.
Easily incorporate situational awareness data layers including USGS topo maps, NOAA raster charts, NOAA vector data layers, weather, hi-res satellite imagery and much more…
Synchronize observations with weather data (coming soon)
Coming in the fall of 2015, the Spotter server will attach weather data to observation data automatically, providing an important information vector for all manner of data collection efforts. Sourced from NOAA’s web-based forecast data service, data will include temperature, barometric pressure, precipitation, wind speed, sea surface temperature and a good bit more, automatically and in real-time. Stay tuned for this important addition to the Spotter platform.