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Advanced IAPP for Supervisors – Best Practices for Batch Uploading and Field Form Apps
May 4, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
This advanced IAPP webinar will highlight two new tools released last year: 1) the iPad IAPP Field Forms app, which enhances the accuracy of data gathering and ensures compatibility with IAPP data entry; and 2) the IAPP Batch Loader, which greatly reduces the time needed to accurately enter large amounts of survey and treatment field data into the IAPP database.
Laura will highlight the features of the Field Forms app (soon also available for Android), and the advantages of using the app for gathering survey and treatment data in the field. This will be followed by a discussion on using the Batch Loader schema files that the loader requires, a demonstration on the preparation of any electronically gathered data (including but not limited to the IAPP Field Form app) and uploading them to IAPP. An additional and exciting new feature of the Batch Loader that will be released this spring is the ability to upload images to sites and treatments using the schemas! This new feature will be demonstrated in the IAPP Test environment where it is currently undergoing Beta testing.
Please note: Prior knowledge on the use of IAPP is required for proper and confident use of the Batch Loader. Due to the possibility of large scale data errors by inexperienced users, it is strongly recommended that staff untrained on the IAPP data entry interface do not use the Batch Loader tool. Basic information about IAPP will not be included in this webinar, but a standard one-day IAPP training seminar can be scheduled with Laura / MFLNRO.
Bio: A TRU graduate computer programmer and FLNRO Data Analyst, Laura has been involved with the Invasive Alien Plant Program since its inception in 2004. She has had significant hands-on involvement in the numerous enhancements to the program over the years, as well as playing a key role in the development and launch of the successful Report-a-Weed and Report Invasives BC apps. She is the proud mother of two adult sons living in Vancouver, one of whom is a games programmer at Relic Entertainment, while the other is an accomplished graphic designer currently studying at Emily Carr University. Geek speak is the family’s second language.
To register, email Laura Kristiansen