Is Ecobot the tool for you? We’ve answered your most common questions below.
Ecobot is a cloud-based platform for environmental assessments and permitting. Ecobot has two components: a mobile application for field data collection, Ecobot Collector, and a web-based interface, Ecobot Manager, for seamless project management, collaboration, QA/QC, and report generation.
Ecobot is a Software as a Service (SaaS) company, offering customers subscription-based accounts.
Ecobot is currently being used by more than 200 companies across the country, with over 130,000 environmental reports generated.
Please note that while these sources provide other customers’ insight into Ecobot’s reliability, nothing beats evaluating the platform’s performance yourself based on your specific needs. Sign up for the free version of Ecobot to test it out.
Currently the following environmental assessments are available:
Manager can be accessed via any web browser; Google Chrome is recommended.
Collector is compatible with many devices from popular providers such as Trimble and Eos. Please refer to the [supported device section <link to section, if possible?] to view a full list.
Collector is approximately 300MB and uses very little processing data.
Battery life depends on the age and condition of your device. Using Airplane mode can help preserve battery and Ecobot is fully functional offline. We recommend protective cases like Otterboxes to protect your device in the field.
Ecobot saves data locally to an embedded database on your device as you enter data. Even if your device’s battery runs out, your data is safely stored in the Ecobot Collector on-device database, and will be there when you reopen Ecobot.
Once you save your data to the cloud, it’s stored securely on Amazon AWS and can be accessed via Ecobot Manager.
Using Airplane mode on your device can help preserve battery, and Ecobot is fully functional offline.
Ecobot is natively integrated with Esri ArcGIS, so you can send shapefiles to your ArcGIS account with a click of a button in Manager.
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The data sheets in Ecobot are pulled directly from USACE.
The built-in reference tools in Ecobot are direct excerpts from the Regional Supplements.
Automations in Ecobot are also sourced from processes described in the Regional Supplements.
Ecobot’s vegetation list is sourced from the NWPL, most recently updated in November 2021 to reflect USACE changes to indicator statuses.
Common names in Ecobot are sourced from the NWPL in combination with USDA codes. Currently, each vegetation species in Ecobot is associated with only one common name.
Ecobot’s soil suggestion logic was designed in partnership with soil scientists and informed by NRCS Hydric Soil Indicators.
Ecobot map layers are provided by US Census Bureau; NRCS; USACE; USFWS NWI; BLM; RIBITS; and Hawaii Statewide GIS Program.
Landforms are sourced from the NRCS Geomorphic Description System.