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Plot Locator: An app for locating plots in the field

December 20, 2019

PREMISE: One of the challenges in field biology is locating previously sampled plots. The Plot Locator app was developed to assist field biologists with plot identification and location, with or without GPS or online connectivity.

METHODS AND RESULTS: The Plot Locator Android app helps users locate field plots by creating a searchable database that stores study area information, such as site/plot names and numbers, distances from landmarks, optional cardinal directions and GPS coordinates, and field notes. A GPS assist and Google Maps can also be used with the app when connectivity is available. All study location data and field notes are stored in a downloadable CSV file on the user’s device.

CONCLUSIONS: The Plot Locator app provides a comprehensive searchable database of study area information, plot location information, and location aids, which are easily accessed in the field.

Publication Year 2019
Title Plot Locator: An app for locating plots in the field
DOI 10.1002/aps3.11311
Authors Jere Boudell, Beth Middleton
Publication Type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Series Title Applications in Plant Science
Index ID 70207599
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization Wetland and Aquatic Research Center