Transforming the way you collect soil information

The Electronic Soil Survey web application can help you and your business do away with paper forms for good


Soil researchers often need to take soil samples in remote regions and need to be able to record their findings on paper forms. Once they return back to work, this data is stored into their internal database. Out on the field, paper forms can become damaged and errors can easily be made on the form. The goals of this project are:

  • To provide a web-based application of the paper form that can be used when an internet connection is unavailable
  • Allow data to be saved as the user completes the form
  • Apply form validation to reduce erroneous data from being entered

In conjunction with soil surveyists at the Department of Science, Information Technology and Innovation (DSITI), Team 200 has been able to deliver a product (designed for tablets) that can save data in the application cache when the device is offline and allow users to export forms in xml format.

Product Features

As requested by the client, a number of features have been implemented into the design. These include:

  • The capability to save multiple forms
  • The flexibility to redefine the form fields to suit the client's needs
  • The ability to arrange and hide sections of forms
  • An xml import and export utility for importing and exporting forms
  • Auto-saving of fields after data has been entered
  • Form validation, consisting of:
    • Mandatory field checking
    • Ensuring that fields depending on other fields have been correctly filled out
    • Asserting that inputted numerical field values are valid

Contact Us

Like what you see? Come talk to us at UQ in Brisbane, Australia, to see what Team 200 can do for you. If you'd like to leave us some comments right now, feel free to do so by registering your interest in the product.

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