Mobile Solutions

Rugged laptops, tablets, and smartphones can more efficiently synchronize data from the field and KISTERS' data analytics platform. Field technicians can execute predefined monitoring routes, perform in-field calculations, and record water quality sampling observation and/or field notes.

The Field Visits application facilitates the paperless collection, retrieval, and editing of data.

Unlimited storage capacity allows hydrological technicians and field biologists to:

  • save time and directly record observed values, water quality sample data, and station updates
    • automate QA/QC so staff can examine questionable records and/or immediately begin analysis
    • maintain efficient workflow and fuel-economy of predefined monitoring routes
    • confirm consistency of current monitoring conditions with a brief preview of historical data
    • store unstructured data such as station photos or equipment manual PDFs

    Users and WISKI system administrators can now merge all quantitative data and qualitative comments generated by all actions carried out during the monitoring station visit into a single data object called a Visit. Each visit has its own metadata that is linked with metadata of the visited site. Color coding can indicate whether a measuring point has been visited regularly, and if all required actions have been carried out.
    • Green- target met: all required actions were performed.
    • Yellow - warning; attention recommended
    • Red - deadline exceeded; attention necessary

    In addition, time series data that are linked to a particular monitoring site can be copied from the WISKI database to the mobile device. Used on site, the information empowers field technicians to quickly visualize data trends and confirm the consistency of more recently collected data. The technician can also use historic and new data to perform complex calculations in the field.