1. Digital data collection
The ability to enter data directly into mobile devices saves inspectors valuable time and improves accuracy compared to taking notes with paper and pen, and then later manually transferring that information to a digital database. It also makes it easy to take and incorporate digital photos using the same device.
Digital data collection capability offers other benefits as well. Inspectors can take advantage of geolocation data available through integrated mobile apps and GPS, ensuring exact coordinates are used and eliminating the need to manually chart data locations.
Also, digitizing field data collection forms makes it fast and simple to update and customize them as needed for various applications.