data collection solutions

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Reflections on the NOMAD workshop

Last month, the NOMAD team organised a workshop at the French Space Agency (CNES) headquarters. The aim was to link humanitarian organisations interested in using data collection tools for their field work with solution providers. My colleague Michalis and I presented our ExCiteS Data Collection tool (which is in advanced prototype) and get valuable feedback from … Continue reading

Participatory Mapping in Congo-Brazzaville (Part 1)

Over six weeks from the end of March to the start of May 2013, five ExCiteS members – Julia Altenbuchner, Gill Conquest, Jerome Lewis, Matthias Stevens & Michalis Vitos – travelled to the Republic of the Congo, a.k.a. Congo-Brazzaville. We spent the majority of this time in or near the rainforest of the Sangha and Likouala regions, in … Continue reading

Strengthening community: PLOTS barn raising 2012

In the spirit of the barn raising tradition, in which people from a community get together to collectively erect a structure, repair or improve it , the Public Laboratory for Open Technology and Science (PLOTS) had their second annual Barn Raising event in Cocodrie, Louisiana. From the 2nd to the 4th of November enthusiasts, technologists, … Continue reading

DIY techniques in practice: building an Air Quality Egg

Building an Air Quality Egg is a rewarding experience for non-experts The Air Quality Egg is a community project that aims to produce an open air quality sensor network (an introductory video is available on Kickstarter). The Internet of Things is network of entrepreneurs, designers, artists and students who take a look at “urban infrastructure, … Continue reading

Public Laboratory for Open Technology and Science: Open-Source Development of Tools for Grassroots Science – Sahnnon Dosemagen and Sara Wylie

Friday 17th February Speakers: Sahnnon Dosemagen and Sara Wylie Theme: Science by citizens Website: http://publiclaboratory.org Grassroots science is science and social movement done by people outside the mainstream of professional science, by using systematic knowledge and standard procedures with less expensive equipments. Grassroots science includes research by citizens as well as professional scientists, so there … Continue reading

Mobile Citizen Science – David Aanensen & Tom Igoe

Friday 17th February Speaker: David Aanensen & Tom Igoe Website EpiCollect is a data collection tool that gives a generic web application that everyone can use. Over 4500 projects have been set up using it, including human and animal disease surveillance in Africa, community monitoring, education etcetera. Application was built for Android and has now … Continue reading

Community based monitoring of chimpanzee/forest habitats using ODK and Android based smartphones and tablets in Tanzania and Uganda – Lilian Pintea

Thursday 16th February Speaker: Lilian Pintea | website Theme: Challenging Citizen Science Dr  Lilian Pintea  is the vice president of conservation science at the Jane Goodall Institute (JGI). In order to analyze the spatial relationships between chimpanzees, forests and human land uses, Dr. Pintea integrates remote-sensing data with on-the-ground observations and surveys of chimpanzees and … Continue reading

Quake Catcher in SE Asia – Hsin-Yen Chen

Thursday 16th February Speaker: Hsin-Yen Chen Theme: Citizen cyberscience around the world Website: http://qcn.stanford.edu Taiwan is located on the convergent plate boundary zone between Eurasia and the Philippine Sea plates.  After 921 earthquake, people started to pay attention to risks that caused by earthquakes.  ASGC is conducting e-science for earthquake disaster mitigation. One of the … Continue reading

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