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This is a meetup group for those in the Phoenix area who like maps, GIS, OpenStreetMap, cartography and anything in between. You can follow us on twitter at @phxgeo where we have discussion and post announcements between meetups.
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- Papago Park Saguaro Survey #5 with ArcGIS Survey123Phoenix Zoo, Phoenix, AZ
Survey link: https://survey123.arcgis.com/share/794b4bc67a584f9a9739cedccec8fc96?open=menu
Join us the morning of Saturday, February 24th to help extend the Papago Park saguaro map to include the Phoenix Zoo. The Zoo Plant Curator will introduce us to this saguaro collection/population in the context of the Zoo's history and participants will learn how to use Esri's Survey123 app for mobile mapping.
9:30 - 10:00 - Event orientation, Survey123 app training, survey protocol (coming soon)
10:00 - 12:00 - Data collection
12:00 - Check out the zoo and have lunch
We like to change things up with a different mobile mapping technology each year. This year we will be using Esri's Survey123 app with a high-res base map image donated by Maricopa County. You can download the free Survey123 app to your phone if you'd like. Otherwise the survey can also be filled in most phone browsers.
The Zoo Horticulture Department is hosting our group (free admission). We will be working closely with their staff to access nearly the full property (over 100 acres and sorry, we can't go into the actual exhibits! :). The challenge this year is that we will need to QA our data during the 2-hour event as we will not have access to follow up after the event. We'll design the survey protocol (coming soon) around that challenge.
The event is capped, but we may be able to add more participants as we get closer to the 24th and everyone confirms their RSVPs.
Some folks have asked about bringing their families to the event. Although this Zoo survey and the upcoming Arizona National Guard survey can't accommodate children (sadly), we think this is an absolutely brilliant idea and look forward to making future Papago Park saguaro surveys family-friendly.
Please review the Detailed survey instructions before the 24th.
*** A little background on the Papago Park Saguaro Map ***
The saguaro map is actually several GIS datasets independently maintained by the various cities and organizations that share the park, including:
-Desert Botanical Garden
-City of Phoenix
-City of Tempe
-Arizona Heritage Museum
-Arizona National Guard
By supporting the saguaro mapping efforts of the cities and organizations in Papago Park, PHXGeo hopes to create a resource to help better understand the saguaro population that is quintessential to Arizona and central to the Phoenix community.
Last, our group takes pride in using creative mapping approaches to build a complete and accurate saguaro map of Papago Park without leaving the trails or negatively impacting the park. We look forward to working with folks who love Papago Park and GIS as much as we do! :)