The Department of Conservation (DOC) commissioned GBS to create an Android Mobile Application which enables DOC Rangers to navigate to traps and capture trap details. In 2013 DOC’s focus moved to working with communities, the Walk the Line application was seen as an opportunity to support community groups in trap monitoring. DOC decided to build a version of the Walk the Line application to run on the Android platform and ultimately decommission their Windows Mobile version of this application (which GBS also built).
The original Windows Mobile Application met requirements for DOC staff but couldn’t be released to community groups without providing Windows Mobile devices and incurring significant
The decision was made to build the Walk the Line application on Android. GBS built a proof of concept application replicating the workflows in the existing ArcGIS for Windows Mobile application to confirm the Android solution was appropriate and met the following requirements:
GBS worked with DOC to build a solution that met these requirements.
This solution uses the following technology:
KEY BENEFITS OF WALK THE LINE – ANDROID
Developing this tool allowed DOC to meet their objective of working with the community by providing community groups and volunteers with the ability to check traps and record the trap information in real time when online. Or, utilising offline functionality and synching edits when in a connected environment. There is no double handling of data, and the data captured meets DOC’s business rules and standards.