Offline Collector: Add On Module
April 17, 2020 | Justine Petrocchi
Working in the field can be a challenge; you have the deal with the weather, sun glare on your device, and more, but one thing you should never have to worry about is if your device has enough reception to complete your work. That’s why we developed the Offline Collector module for the TreePlotter™ Software Suite, it’s designed to increase your field operations.
The Offline Collector module allows you to collect data without any network connection using the web browser on your tablet or phone. This allows you to work with ease – whether you’re in a rural or urban are, under dense canopy, or in an area with frequent data interruptions.
Using your TreePlotter application with Offline Collector activated will make your application look a little different. Make sure to know the available features and functionalities available before heading out into the field. It’s also important to do some preliminary work while you still have an internet connection.
- Make sure your pop-up blocker is turned off. When Offline is built into your application, there will be an OFFLINE icon allowing you easy access to the feature. Engaging with the offline collector will open up a new browser window asking you to login to your application.
- Know your work area. The mapbase will turn into a heat map showing your completed tree data points. Using this map, you will choose the area where the work will be completed, pressing STORE to save the selection.
Once everything is set up, you are ready to go! When outside in offline mode, the selected area will populate and you can add trees as you usually would using the ADD icon. You can also edit and remove trees by clicking on the related tree icon associated with the data point. The tree icons related to data points are color-coded for your convenience.
When you’re connected to the internet again, easily sync your data into your live application. After the sync is complete, refresh your live application to see all the updates.
To see how offline collector will benefit you, schedule a personalized demo with one of our team members