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Help Tour Guides Track Whales in Costa Rica

Tour guides and boat captains off Costa Rica need your help with tracking a declining population of humpback whales as they convert from using pen and paper to Survey123 Connect for ArcGIS.

To reverse the drop, the local population — which derives its living from the tourists who flock to nearby Marino Ballena National Park — has hired your firm to identify the type, number, and characteristics of marine species boat captains and tour guides encounter.

Monitor Whales with a Multilingual Survey is a new lesson from Learn ArcGIS that walks you through the building, using, and sharing of the smartphone app. Your survey results are in English and Spanish so the locals can track and understand your information from their smartphones.


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