Data System Planning

  • Data System Planning
  • Data System Planning

The Government of the Northwest Territories Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Land and Water Division expressed interest in developing a user-friendly, accurate and reliable way to input, store, manage and analyze program data.

Associated Environmental held a two-day collaborative workshop with Division staff to storyboard data flow, needs and requirements. Our workshop focused on evaluating three potential mobile (Trimble Yuma hand-held) software applications:

  1. A water quality monitoring data collection module
  2. A data collection module for muskrat/beaver/mink/fish/vegetation occurrences and Traditional Knowledge data
  3. A data collection wizard for water quality data collection by community members

We provided a development schedule for a centralized system that meets the immediate needs of programs and staff as well as future requirements.