It can be kind of liberating to get out into the field early in a new research project. Without a sampling strategy and data collection plan though, you are probably wasting your limited research money 😦
Fortunately, there are heaps of ways to get some perspective on, and put together a plan for, your study site(s) before your feet pound the trail!
The end of January saw an increasing influx of staff and students return from their summer fieldwork and holidays, so its been a bit quiet on the blog but very busy in SAL!
Most notably over the last couple of weeks we have:
Like any resource that you use in your research, you need to cite the sources of spatial data too. Creating, maintaining, and making spatial data available for others is a resource intensive activity – as I am sure you have realised if you’ve ever been into the field to collect data for yourself!
The good news is, it’s pretty easy to get these citations right.