The Brief

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Field services mobility solution for NSW Spatial Services.

NSW Spatial Services engaged Mobiddiction to build Survey Mark, an on-field mobility application. Survey Mark would enable surveyors working in the field to access survey mark information and submit feedback regarding the status of the mark.

“Survey Mark is Spatial Service’s first venture into the delivery of services via commercially available mobile platforms”

Insights

SCIMS Online, developed and operated by Spatial Services, is the source of truth for the dissemination of control survey spatial data and related metadata for NSW. It has proven to be an efficient and valuable tool for the survey industry. A survey of SCIMS Online users identified the development of a SCIMS product for mobile devices as a useful addition to the service capabilities Spatial Services provides to surveyors. Spatial Services chose Mobiddiction to deliver this mobility solution.

Survey Mark Mobile App

On-field spatial integration with a touch experience

As surveyors are familiar with using an online tool, we focused on simplifying the user experience and the presentation layer. The survey tasks can now be completed on a mobile device with a touch enabled geo-smart device. The interface design leverages the best of the hardware, location based abilities and smarts that a mobile device offers.

Features

  • Hybrid mobility solutions field services application
  • ESRI ArcGIS integrated geo-location aware mapping
  • SCIMS integrated Survey Mark delivery (SCIMS marks, imagery)
  • Access to map tools (Map layers, measure, distance, co-ordinates etc)
  • Spatial delivery using the SIX Maps delivery environment
  • Foundation Cadastral Data (Marks, Labels, Boundaries, Street info etc)
  • Report and feedback on Survey Mark status
Survey Mark Mobile App

Repeatable Test and Release Framework

We also established a Repeatable Test and Release framework specifically to meet the requirements of the Survey Mark brief and to enable ongoing efficiency in the development and release of subsequent updates to the app.

The Experience

Spatial Services engaged us to develop a framework to facilitate future organisational mobile development for Spatial Services. The Survey Mark mobility application’s purpose is to enable Surveyors working in the field to readily access information regarding survey marks and submit feedback instantly regarding the status of the mark.

Survey Mark uses a hybrid model with a single codebase and leverages existing Spatial Services technology frameworks including SCIMS online, ArcGIS for spatial information for SCIMS marks and ESRI JSAPI for the display of the imagery.

Survey Mark Mobile App

Spatial Services and Mobiddiction Collaboration

Both teams at Spatial Services and Mobiddiction collaborated using an agile project delivery methodology. Our delivery included a requirements review, design, documentation, build, test and release of a new publicly accessible Survey Mark mobile application.

Internal team members and stakeholders at Spatial Services included the Project Lead, Survey Services group within Information Sourcing, ICT staff, Directors of IS and ICT and other Senior Spatial Services and ICT Management. The Mobiddiction delivery team consisted of our Project Lead, our mobile GIS and technology consulting specialists, UX, UI, QA delivery and our product development team.

The project team at Spatial Services worked closely with our team members, whether it was to help us understand their tool in greater detail or to collaborate on a solution on a feature set. This approach enabled us to achieve a great outcome which was the on-time and on-budget delivery of Survey Mark.

The Survey Mark application has been very well received. We plan to continue to work with Spatial Services to support the Survey Mark application and develop new features over time.

"I would like to take this opportunity to extend our appreciation to the Mobiddiction team for a job well done and for delivering a fantastic result!"

Senior Project Manager, ICT – Spatial Services Department of Finance, Services & Innovation

Try it for yourself!

The Survey Mark app helps NSW surveyors working in the field to locate, review and report on survey mark information.

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