The Observations for Non-Biotics use toolbox and documentation is attached. 

The script within the toolbox does the following (UPDATED 8/15/2022): 

  • Creates the Observations.gdb according to:
    1. Zip file: provide the manually downloaded geodatabase from the Observations survey created in Survey123; 
    2. AGOL credentials: automatically downloaded from ArcGIS Online based on an ArcGIS Online user’s credentials, the feature layer service ID and survey form ID. NOTE: the survey form and feature layer must be shared to the User or Group to whom the user belongs;
    3. Logged in ArcGIS Pro user: automatically downloaded from ArcGIS Online based on the logged in (to ArcGIS Pro) user’s credentials, the feature layer service ID and survey form ID. NOTE: the survey form and feature layer must be shared to the User or Group to whom the user belongs;
    4. Profile (previously created): automatically downloaded from ArcGIS Online based on the profile previously created when AGOL credentials were provided, the feature layer service ID and survey form ID. The profile provides a secure way to save the credential data via a ‘profile’. NOTE: the survey form and feature layer must be shared to the User or Group to whom the user belongs.
  • For records with the Voucher Specimen Collected?field indicated:
    1. the QRCode field is populated with the direct URL to the survey record
    2. the County and State fields are populated.
    3. Exports records with the Voucher Specimen Collected? field indicated to the specimens_collected.csv file to enable auto-generation of specimen labels via the Microsoft Word template. See Print Specimen Labels for instructions on generating the specimen labels.
  • Downloads image, audio, and file attachment (as applicable to your survey) files to the specified locations (subfolders within C:\Temp\Observations). 
  • Writes a csv file with user inputs for future reference.