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Site Survey

About Site Surveys

A site survey can be any activity that helps you understand your project area more. In site surveys you can collect information by documenting what you see both in a written form, or by using photographs. You can also document information using other senses such as things you hear, feel or smell at a site. Data you collect on site surveys could include:

  • weather data,
  • topographical information,
  • site features, and
  • anything unusual.

Site surveys are a great way to help you scope out a new project location. It can help you to:

  • Learn about the area,
  • Identify questions you're interested in exploring, and
  • Think about challenges the site has as it relates to project.

Site Surveying Activities

Purpose Category Status Author Time Difficulty Replications
How to build Emery Board Survey Tools - - @a1ahna - - 0 replications: Try it »
EPA Method 9: Visual Determination of the Opacity of Emissions from Stationary Sources - - @gretchengehrke - - 0 replications: Try it »
Photo Documentation of Turbid Waters for Advocacy - - @gretchengehrke - - 0 replications: Try it »
Terrain Surveying with Emery Boards - - @a1ahna - - 0 replications: Try it »
How to visually document a site - - @stevie - - 1 replications: Try it »
Testing - water depth from camera image - - @chalmers - - 0 replications: Try it »
Selecting Kite Flight Launch Sites in Centerville - - @Olivia - - 0 replications: Try it »
EPA Method 22: Visual Determination of Fugitive Emissions - - @gretchengehrke - - 0 replications: Try it »
Practicing a PM hotspot survey in New Auburn, WI - - @mathew - - 0 replications: Try it »
Mapping dust hotspots with low-cost monitors - - @mathew - - 0 replications: Try it »
Host a collaborative map drawing workshop - - @liz 3h - 1 replications: Try it »
Identifying a PM monitoring site for deploying a MiniVol - - @mathew - - 1 replications: Try it »
Lake Warner Workflow - - @cfastie - - 0 replications: Try it »
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Activities should include a materials list, costs and a step-by-step guide to construction with photos. Learn what makes a good activity here.

Frequently Asked Questions

Title Author Updated Likes
How to select a site for hydrogen sulfide testing? @warren over 1 year ago
Good guides on doing a photo survey of a site? @warren about 2 years ago

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