Posted February 15, 2013 by Jason VanBuskirk in Technology

Google Forms Refreshed!

If you are familiar with Google Drive, then you are probably familiar with the Google Forms feature. Google Forms was originally created for non-profits and school systems as a free database type software. It provides a very clean format to create a form for all types of data collection at the maintenance facility. Please refer to this past post for the use of Google Forms.

Last week, Google Forms received a refreshing new look. It allows for more meticulous form creation, allows for the form to refer to a specific sheet in a workbook, and will even save the form entries to a CSV file rather than creating a separate spreadsheet. For a more detailed explanation from the real creators, please refer to this posting on the Official Google Enterprise Blog.

Golf course maintenance operations have been dying for this type of free software for years. The true beauty of it is that it sits in a cloud for quick backup and storage, you’re able to share and collaborate with the click of a button, and you have the ability to have all of your data at your fingertips right on your ipad.

Last week at GIS, I gave a talk on Google Drive, but I spoke about Google Forms for most of the time. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me. I have also included a PDF version of the slides from my presentation. Talk soon!

-Jason VanBuskirk

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Jason VanBuskirk

Jason VanBuskirk
Class A Golf Course Superintendent at Stow Acres Country Club located in Stow, MA. Apple Fanatic and Contributor for iTurf Apps and iTurf Apps Live Podcasts.