How do I switch to Alaska Region data form from the Arid West that is default?

You want to make sure you start a new Job in the Wetland – Stakeout app before switching to a new form template. To do so, select Job – Open Job then tap the New button. Enter the Job name or accept the one provided then tap on OK.

From the Main Menu, select Report then select Import from Template. The forms for the various Regions are provided as templates. Please select the appropriate one to import into a Job to use.

Wetland – Stakeout update

Formula for Indicator Status

Formula for Indicator Status

The Wetland – Stakeout app has been updated to version 1.0.3.

A Find Where command has been added to provide a conditional search capability.

This command is particularly useful for wetland data entry as it allows the user to enter a formula and have the app search a plant list to retrieve and automatically input the indicator status corresponding to the species name selected in the Wetland data entry form.

How to automatically assign indicator code to plant species in Wetland & Stakeout

“Have you folks thought of a way to link the plant indicator status (FAC, FACW, OBL, etc.) to the species name? That way when you pick a species from the list it automatically lists the indicator status. I was looking at your Design Report and was thinking there probably is a way to do it but is beyond my knowledge. — After two different field trips to sites in central PA I find the APP to work as advertised. I like it and as I use it I will keep you posted on my questions and observations.”

Nice question.

For the Indicator field, you could enter a formula to tie the displayed result to the species name.

For example:

IF SpeciesName== “Acer rubrum”
RESULT = “FAC”
ENDIF

Then whenever you select “Acer rubrum” in the Tree Stratum, “FAC” will be displayed as the indicator code.

To try this functionality, you could save one of your projects under a “Test Job” name, then select Design Report in the app.

Tap on the Tree Stratum form and see its name highlighted on the right side. Tap the lock button to unlock it for editing then tap the “>” button.

Tap on the “Fields” tab then tap on “Indicator”.

Tap on the Edit button then mark the check box of “Has Formula
Now you can enter the above lines to tell the app what to do when you select Acer rubrum as the species.

To facilitate the formula entry, the Name button lists the available field names for the Tree Stratum and the Command button lets you pick the commands rather than having to key in each letter.

You could use the logic operator OR to specify a few species on the same line for the same indicator status. This method can get tedious if you have a long species list to work with. We will look into the feasibility of providing a more efficient way to achieve the desired result.

(Same user suggested to add the ability to search another table to get the indicator status for the species of interest. We are working on this enhancement.)

Is the Prevalence Index automatically calculated in Wetland & Stakeout?

Following are a few recent Q&A’s concerning the Wetland & Stakeout app:

1. Can the APP be set-up on a project basis so that each data form for the project has all background information filled in only once (information on the top third of page one of each form)?

You could fill in the information for a project then save it as a template with the name of the project. To do a new data form, call up the template then save it with a unique name for the data form.

2. Is the APP created with the various Corps Regional Supplement areas in mind such that it can be used in any region of
the U.S.? (Your screenshot is of the Arid West Region so I am wondering if it is practical to use in the eastern U.S. because we require more spaces/lines for listing vegetation species).

The app comes with templates for all the US Army Corps regions.

You can edit the vegetation species list according to your needs.

3. Is the Prevalence Index automatically calculated (screenshot shows Dominance Test is automatically calculated)?

Yes, the formulas are built in.

4. In what format are forms exported?

The forms are exported as PDF files.

How to add a new species to the Wetland & Stakeout app

You can add new records to the Wetland Species list.
For Example:

1) Select Wetland from Menu\Job\Open Job.
2) Select Design Report from Menu bar\Utilities.
3) Tap on the records of Tree Stratum to select TreeStratum.
4) Unlock this record (by tapping on the Lock icon)
5) Tap on the “>” icon to edit it
6) Select “Fields” tag and select “SpeciesName” record
7) Tap “Edit” button to edit it.
8) The “Text Length” is 40, so the first 40 characters are for the scientific name, other characters are for an optional hint(common name). The format is:

123456789012345678901234567890123456789012345678901234567890
Acer saccharinum – Silver Maple

If “Text Length” were set to 20, then the correct format would be:form
123456789012345678901234567890123456789012345678901234567890
Acer saccharinum – Silver Maple

Tap the “Append” button to add a new record.

The quick way to add multiple records is to use the “Import” button to import a formatted text file.

Wetland & Stakeout provides customizable data input form on the iPad

“Is the mobile app (to be run on an iPad) standalone??? Or, does it require a desktop version or license to set up the job and input forms? . . . Is the mobile app really customizable within itself, or is the setup done on the desktop?”

Yes, the Wetland & Stakeout mobile app is standalone and you can set up the Jobs within the app.

The app is a data input form design app incorporating the wetland delineation data entry forms as an application. The wetland delineation input forms are built-in templates that you can call up and save under the names that you specify. You can modify the form within the app, and you can also design your own data entry form within the app.

Each “Job” in the app is focused on collecting data at one sample point although your site layout can include other map shapes.

Custom wetland data entry form

Species List“Regarding the Wetland Stakeout APP: I live in eastern Canada (Nova Scotia) and we use the US form for wetland delineation. Is it possible to use one of the pre-made delineation forms (N.E. US) and make changes to the form to suit eastern Canada (example: change/add to species list, change measurement type [feet to meters], etc).. if so this would have some great applications up here.”

The Wetland & Stakeout app is for recording the location of a Job site and entering the observations at that site into a pre-designed form. It also provides stakeout functions to help the user get back to the same location.

The current version provides the Wetland Determination Data Form for all the USACE Regions. The forms are ready to use. To facilitate data entry, you can modify the vegetation lists so they reflect the plants you usually work with. The Help document describes how you can modify an existing form or build some other specific data entry forms that you might need.

For measuring distances on the displayed map, you can set the unit to feet or meters. For Soil Profile Description, you could modify the form so it shows cm instead of inches.

Normally you would first save a copy of all the electronic forms on your PC. Within the app, you could load a form and save it under a different name then modify the form to suit your application.