Searched Area Record
A Searched Area documents the area where you looked for invasive species. Every record in iMapInvasives is associated with a searched area. Searched areas can be associated with one or many Presence, Not-detected, or Treatment records. They can contain information about the site, landscape conditions, weather, crew, survey methodology, and much more.
Creating a Searched Area
At times this record is created for you if you are using the record creator to create a Presence, Not-detected, or Treatment record. iMapInvasives will buffer your record by a small amount to create the associated Searched Area record. When you have completed creating your Presence, Not-detected, or Treatment record the summary will provide you with a link to the Searched Area record that you can open and edit to add additional information about your search.
When you use the Multi-Record Searched Area create record workflow, you will start by drawing your Searched Area yourself. When creating a Searched Area record, a user draws a polygon around the area that was searched and then optionally describes the specifics of their search (directions, amount of people in crew, paid vs. volunteer, weather conditions, etc.). Here is an example of the types of information you can record for your Searched Area: