This project was to enable mapping of weeds along Council road sides ”on the fly”. An Arduino based GPS with a large 4x4 keypad was built, so the driver could record observed weeds without stopping. Keys 1-9 were used to nominate weed type, letters A-D were used to nominate patch size, After the recording drive, SD card was removed to an Excel application that processes, analyzes, and reports, and produces data in a form the City Council could eventually incorporate into a map overlay. Cost to the Council were more than halved for this service, and enabled weed management to be better targeted.
Code for this project, except for the Excel application, is available at www.excelworks.info