Faculty of Science

Public Open Space Desktop Auditing Tool

Further information

  • Nicole Edwards
  • Paula Hooper

Files for Download

Updated 20 Aug 2012

This environmental audit tool (a modified version of the existing, RESIDE-POST instrument) was created to facilitate comprehensive remote environmental auditing of POS.

It involved the development and testing of a new Public Open Space Desktop Auditing Tool (POSDAT) that used remote audit methods combining web-based information and remote sensing.

POSDAT captured the presence or absence of the features listed in measured within five domains:

  • activity spaces;
  • environmental quality;
  • dog information;
  • amenities;
  • safety.

The protocol (POSDAT Instruction Manual) provided detailed descriptions and graphics for all features included in POSDAT.