Practical Applications

While designing FieldNote, we focused heavily on usability and flexibility. We wanted to ensure that our app could collect information on anything and be usable by anyone. FieldNote can easily be used in any industry that uses geospatial workflows – whether it’s used to map wildflower areas in state parks or manage complex  processes, thousands of employee’s workload, landowner permissions, or weekly timesheets. FieldNote can handle it all.

Vegetation Management

We got our start assisting utilities, line clearance contractors, and foresters with our data collection software to manage vegetation growth near electrical conductors. We know this industry inside and out and have effectively transitioned many utilities to an entirely paperless work management system. We have also helped contractors better manage their workloads and improve efficiencies. FieldNote is flexible and scalable enough to be used by one urban forester maintaining a municipal tree inventory, or a thousand utility employees maintaining various transmission and distribution lines, and anything in between.

We are very active in the vegetation management community and you can often find us at conferences. Our Technology Consultant Nathan Jones is an International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) certified arborist and utility specialist. We regularly attend Trees and Utilities, Partners in Community Forestry, International Society for Arborists, and more. We would love to meet with you to discuss how FieldNote can improve your system.


Our software development team is based in West Des Moines, Iowa, where to many of us, agriculture is more than an industry; it’s a way of life. We are proud to have partnered with our sister company, Sustainable Environmental Consultants (SEC), in leading producers towards sustainable farming practices.

With FieldNote, producers are able to map and record plantings, chemical applications, harvesting data, and any other metric you want to track. This information is then easily shared and used by supply chain partners to ensure that they are meeting their sustainability goals.


Our software is perfect for individuals and agencies looking to conduct population studies or manage wildlife habitat. FieldNote users can easily document survey locations, wildlife counts, hazards, invasive species and more on the GIS map. It is perfect for yearly pheasant count estimations, waterfowl nesting sites, monarch butterfly migrations, or noxious weed mitigation programs.

Our software will help you easily track and analyze data on any species you’d like!

Digitizing Paperwork

When rebuilding paper-based systems, organizations often take the opportunity not only to digitize their data collection, but to hold a magnifying glass to their processes and determine where fundamental improvements can be made. The process can often be tedious (you don’t know what you don’t know), but the change to a digital workflow will lay the groundwork for success.

Some of the ways our clients are using FieldNote include:

  • Safety Audits
  • Vehicle Equipment Checklist
  • Work Audits
  • Vegetation Management Programs
  • Behavior Observations