Mobile Technologies: Finding The Best Fit For Mobile Technologies In Forestry Operations - Grand Mound, WA

Date / Time

Start Time: Tuesday, June 16, 2015 8:30 AM

End Time: Tuesday, June 16, 2015 4:00 PM

Location

Name: Great Wolf Lodge

City: Grand Mound

State: WA

 

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

8:30     Introduction to mobile technology in forestry operations
How did mobile technologies evolve? Looking at the legacy of devices and operating systems (Windows Mobile, Blackberry, iOS and Android)

What are the current mobile operating systems markets and trends? What are the adoption rates and where is app development headed? What are the tradeoffs of selecting one OS over another?

Disruptive Innovations: The state of technology for modern mobile devices and what to look for in a modern mobile device. What are the specs and capabilities?

9:30      Break

9:45     Finding the right combination of devices, software and architecture: Working through the selection of the most appropriate mobile technologies for your forestry operations

What do you need to do your work? Using the requirement driven approach to capture your operational and organization requirements and translate them into technology applications.

What are the primary drivers in shaping your technology decisions? • GPS • Ruggedness/waterproofness • Sunlight readability • Storage/file transfer • Cost • IT constraints

Designing your mobile workflow and data management systems

Building the full round trip of your data: Moving from a traditional system of connecting to a desktop to an enterprise system with wireless connectivity, web services and cloud- based systems.

10:45     Break

11:00     Opportunities to make the most out of your mobile technologies: What do you want from your devices and software?

Review of the different ways to use mobile devices for appraisals, cruising and check cruises and mapping

Noon    Lunch

1:00     Review of selected forestry field apps

How apps can help you be more productive and efficient? 
• Reduced time • Better supporting data 
• In-field analysis (search, measurement) 
• Improved data quality (data business rules) 
• Data currency • Collaboration/sharing • Transparency
Case studies of applying technology to solve problems while meeting the demands of field operations.

2:00     Break

2:15     Review of selected inventory and mapping apps. A variety of apps from simple to complex will be presented and compared.
Each app will be described through:
1. A quick demo
2. Pros and cons of usage
3. Cost
4. Functionality
5. Limitations
6. Platform

4:00     Adjourn

Contact Info

Amanda or Richard

Email: richard@westernforestry.org

Phone: (888) 722-9416 or (503) 226-4562

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