FieldData Software

LIBRARY OF SURVEY TEMPLATES


This page contains a list of pre-built survey forms that you can use within your portal as required. These forms have been prepared with expert input and use existing established data standards. It is therefore strongly recommended that your use these forms without making changes to any of the existing fields or field content (eg. select lists) as making changes will break the standards compliance and will result in difficulties in aggregating data. Please refer below for explanation of Authority Status Categories.

Each survey is packaged into a ZIP file which can be uploaded into a blank new survey within any portal of the FieldData software. On upload it will unpack and create a new survey which is pre-populated with all of the same parameters and formatting of the original survey. However it will not have any pre-defined locations. These will need to be added by editing the "Locations" step in the survey builder.

This is not a definitive list. It can and should grow over time as more standardised data collection forms are developed as a result of need. To upload a survey simply:

  1. Click on the required survey and download/save it to your local drive.
  2. Open "Administration > Manage Projects > Manage Surveys" in your FieldData portal and click "Add Project".
  3. Click the "Import Survey" button and navigate your folders to select the relevant downloaded ZIP file.
  4. Open the survey form and change the map_code script in the form to a centroid location (latitude & longitude) and zoom level appropriate to your area.
  5. Add your local locations to the survey as required.
  6. Start using the form.

Note, It may take a while for the survey to appear in the projects listing, so please be patient.

Project/Survey Templates


Biological Survey Forms

Survey Name Description Version Date File Autority Status References
Observation - Simple any species Use this form to record simple observations of any species. This template may be used as a basic form into which you may like to add more data attributes that you are interested in. 1.0 02/04/2012 NO Download Lodged Show / Hide
Observation - single site multi-species Use this form to record simple observations of multiple different species at the same location and observation event. This template may be used as a basic form into which you may like to add more data attributes that you are interested in. 1.0 02/04/2012 NO Download Lodged Show / Hide
Observation - Weed Tracker Use this form to record simple observations of weed species and upload photos of the species. 1.0 02/04/2012 Download Lodged Show / Hide

Natural Resource Management and Activity Forms

Survey Name Description Version Date File Autority Status References
Project Management Form This form is designed to record project related information associated with an activity or set of activities such as other forms listed in this section. It is important that this form is used in conjunction with, and as an umbrella for, all other activities as this will enable activity data to be analysed on a project basis and effectively aggregated for Programme, MERI, and SOE reporting and also for monitoring against CAP Plan and Management Plan targets.
Please do not modify this form once it is loaded into your portal.
1.0 02/04/2012 Download Lodged Show / Hide
Activity - Community Event Use this form to record information about all community activities held such as information sessions, training events, field days, etc.
Data recorded on this form provides important statistical data for reporting purposes.
Please do not modify this form once it is loaded into your portal.
1.0 02/04/2012 Download Lodged Show / Hide
Site Assessment - Rapid Method This form is designed to record the core/basic habitat condition attributes of a site and is intended for use by novice assessors to provide a consistent set of site condition indicators of biological health. This form should not be used for comprehensive assessments of site condition.
Data recorded on this form provides important benchmarking and monitoring data for statistical and reporting purposes.
Please do not modify this form once it is loaded into your portal.
1.0 02/04/2012 NO Download Lodged Show / Hide
Site Assessment - Hab.Ha. Method This form is designed to record site condition attributes using the Habitat Hectares assessment method. It is intended for use by competent/expert assessors to provide a consistent set of site condition indicators of biological health. This form should be used in preference to the “Rapid Assessment” form wherever possible.
Data recorded on this form provides important benchmarking and monitoring data for statistical and reporting purposes.
Please do not modify this form once it is loaded into your portal.
1.0 02/04/2012 NO Download Lodged Show / Hide
Works - Tree Planting Use this form to record all information about tree planting activities.
Data recorded on this form provides important statistical data for reporting purposes and also provides occurrence records of planted species to the Atlas of living Australia.
Please do not modify this form once it is loaded into your portal.
1.0 02/04/2012 Download Lodged Show / Hide
Works - Weed Management Use this form to record information about weed control and related intervention activities.
Data recorded on this form provides important statistical data for reporting purposes.
Please do not modify this form once it is loaded into your portal.
1.1 10/04/2012 Download Lodged Show / Hide
Works - Habitat Restoration Use this form to record information about restoration and protection intervention works activities to reconstruct terrestrial habitats following natural or man-made disturbances such as fire events, storms or floods, drought, road/building construction, mining activity, rubbish/chemical dumping, etc.
Data recorded on this form provides important statistical data for reporting purposes.
Please do not modify this form once it is loaded into your portal.
1.0 05/04/2012 NO Download Lodged Show / Hide
Works - Stream Restoration Use this form to record information about restoration and protection intervention works activities in stream beds and banks.
Data recorded on this form provides important statistical data for reporting purposes.
Please do not modify this form once it is loaded into your portal.
1.0 02/04/2012 Download Lodged Show / Hide
Works - Fire Management Use this form to record information about fire management intervention works activities such as managed fuel reduction burns, or wildfire suppression activities.
Data recorded on this form provides important statistical data for reporting purposes.
Please do not modify this form once it is loaded into your portal.
1.0 02/04/2012 Download Lodged Show / Hide

Generally Useful Forms

Survey Name Description Version Date File Autority Status References
Location Supplementary Data Form for recording additional location scoped data elements (eg. slope, aspect, soils, etc.). This is generally static physical attributes of a location that will not change over time, allowing the location/site to be effectively re-used across different projects within a portal and still maintain contextual relevance in each. 1.0 02/04/2012 Download Lodged Show / Hide

Authority Status Definitions

Lodged Form is available for public use, but has not yet been expert verified as standards compliant.
Expert Verified Form fields, structure, and content of select lists have been verified and endorsed by a recognised subject matter expert. These forms can be confidently used to collect standards compliant and scientifically meaningful data.
Superceded Form template is still available for use, but has been superceded by an updated version. Note that new versions must be compatible with older versions, otherwise a new form should be lodged. Forms which supercede older forms must bear the same project name as the file being superceded.
Deleted Form has been removed from the library. Placeholder remains in the list for reference purposes.
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