CSS implement customised databases and provide advice for the management of cultural and environmental information.
CSS utilise various aspects of the internet, database technology and GIS/mapping software to deliver innovative and effective data collection, storage and reporting solutions.
CSS is a partner business with Environmental Systems Solutions
iPhones, iPads and Android devices for collecting data from the field
CSS is now implementing data collection tools and methodologies based on some of the latest tablet and smartphone technology. With our assistance, rangers and other field workers are now using iPads, iPhones, Android tablets and Smartphones to record details of cultural sites, environmental monitoring locations, flora and fauna observations and conservation and management activities whilst in the field. Once captured these data can be sent to a centralised database (via a 3G connection or wireless network when back in the office) and stored away for future use. The large screens of these devices allows easy typing of names and descriptions, collection of photographs and the recording of GPS locations. Moving maps can be used for easy navigation throughout the landscape. These developments offer a number of advantages over many other data collection tools currently being used and are expected to have a significant impact on cultural and environmental data collection strategies used in future.
Data collection training in the Gawler
CSS has developed a customised Cybertracker solution to allow rangers and traditional
owners in the Gawler Ranges to collect cultural heritage related data from the field
and transfer that data directly into their Cultural and Ecological Information Management
Data collection applications using Cybertracker for Ranger groups
CSS has invested a significant amount of time investigating the functions and practicalities of Cybertracker - field based data collection software.
CSS is customising numerous Cybertracker applications to help indigenous
groups streamline their data collection practices. Indigenous groups can now use these devices to collect data in the field then automatically transfer that data
to their own centralised database. This allows information collected in the field to be shared easily and appropriately with community menbers, researchers and external stakeholders.