​Fact Sheet 29, 2013

aFieldWork - an Android App for offline recording of geological localities

GEUS has used the Canadian based ArcPDA Ganfield system for data collection during fieldwork in Greenland for some years. With PDA's going out of production a replacement system was needed and aFieldWork developed.

The main objectives are to provide field geologists working out of small field camps in harsh and remote areas, such as in Greenland, with a quick and efficient way of (1) recording geological information on geological localities in digital format and (2) visualizing existing digital geodata in the field, (3) enabling and securing consistent data reporting (i.e. descriptions and classifications of geological features), and (4) allowing the data to be quickly and efficiently transferred into central databases and GIS environments once out of the field.