When Allan Savory introduced the ideas of Holistic Management upon the cattle ranching community, several mthods for collecting data were formulated. TransectCircle is the third in the suite of apps built around the teachings of Allan Savory and the concepts of Holistic Management as applied to cattle ranching. Along the established transects for monitoring a 200ft tape is laid and every 40 ft along that tape a 4ft circle is laid down and the observers then record a series of observations about what is noted in that circle. This includes information regarding plant types, vigor of plants, number of species, erosional features and other observations, generally recorded as scores against a set of values. The user may consult an information page associated with some entry pages to determine what scores are given to each value. In the case of plant names, the actual species is noted, so the input is not numerical. The data are stored as a csv (Comma Separated Value) file and may be uploaded to Apple iWorks Numbers or Microsoft Excel using the File Sharing mode of iTunes, the data are also stored as an SQLite file and will be retained for historical records, these data may also be used by moving them to a computer via File Sharing in iTunes and then using an SQLite management program to manipulate them.
Added SQLite file saving capability and added the feature to capture views of transect environs and images of circles.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.