PathSurvey is part of the OTISS survey system. It is used by staff and volunteers to survey Public Rights of Way and National Trails to montior the condition of the path, infrastructure (gates, stiles, signs etc.), and tree safety. The app and your GPS-enabled android phone or tablet is an alternative to buying specialised and expensive survey equipment for on-site data collection.
The PathSurvey app. works with the www.otiss.co.uk website to provide a range of maps and tools for carrying out footpath and infrastructure surveys, management and report generation. All staff and volunteers must first register for an account on the OTISS website. A free 30 day evaluation period is allowed, after which an annual subscription will be charged for continued use of the OTISS system - see the OTISS website for more details. Note: this PathSurvey application is free to download, evaluate and use – no charges are made to your phone or Android market accounts.
The OTISS system works as follows. (i) First, a survey is created (or authorised) on the OTISS website. (ii) The PathSurvey app is then used to download the survey to the Android device. (iii) The app is used to carry out the survey by placing paths, infrastructure and trees on the map and entering inspection data. (iv) The survey data is then sync’ed back to the OTISS website. (v) OTISS website provides tools to view, modify, analyse and generate reports on the collected inspection data.