data collection

Crowdmap

Tool name: 

Crowdmap

Description: 

Crowdmap is a simple map-making tool, built on an open API, that allows you and the world to collaboratively map your world. Features: - team-based, collaborative mapping - integrate with your apps a high-performance, out-of-the-box API that lets you plug Crowdmap into your existing apps. - moderate content submitted by the crowd - sandboxed maps and private posts.

Related project: 

Ushahidi

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Mobile app: 

yes

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Open Source: 

yes

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Fieldtrip GB

Tool name: 

Fieldtrip GB

Description: 

Fieldtrip GB is a mobile mapping and data capture app designed to support educational field trips and citizen science projects. The app has been developed by EDINA, based at The University of Edinburgh, with support from Jisc. Using a bespoke mash-up of OS Open data, Natural England data and OpenStreetMap data, the Fieldtrip GB app provides unique mobile mapping stack for Great Britain, optimized for rural areas. The app allows users to download maps to the device for offline access, capture images, text, audio notes and GPS trails.

Scale: 

GB

Language: 

English

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Mobile app: 

yes

Off-line mode: 

yes

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Open Source: 

Yes

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CyberTracker

Tool name: 

CyberTracker

Description: 

The smartphone users can use CyberTracker to capture observations (GPS field data collection) on a daily basis. Customizable interface, user can create own application. Possibility to create field guide,export data, also in DwC. Visualization with maps.

Scale: 

World

Language: 

English

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Mobile app: 

Yes

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Open Source: 

Yes

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iNaturalist

Tool name: 

iNaturalist

Description: 

An online community of naturalists and citizen scientists built on sharing species observations via the iNaturalist website or from a mobile application. Data records may include images and geographical coordinates, and can be annotated by the community. Data with confirmed identifications are published through the GBIF. The app allows users to record observations with photos and GPS locations, view nearby photos on a map, keep track of updates

Scale: 

World

Language: 

English

URL tool: 

Mobile app: 

Yes

Off-line mode: 

Yes

Category: 

Open Source: 

yes

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Data to GBIF: 

Yes

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Anymals+Plants

Tool name: 

Anymals+Plants

Description: 

An application running on Android that is linked directly to the databases of the Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF). The mobile application enables recovery of data already available in the GBIF for a geographical area delimited by the user. It displays the species that have been spotted in the area, the observations made, and further data from Wikipedia. Amateur naturalists can thus complete the observations already made or add a species that has not yet been recorded.With anymals+plants you can also create your own mobile app for Android, iOS and Windows Phone 8.

Scale: 

World

Language: 

Multi

URL tool: 

Mobile app: 

Yes

Off-line mode: 

Yes

Category: 

Open Source: 

yes

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Data to GBIF: 

Yes

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BirdTrack

Tool name: 

BirdTrack

Description: 

A tool to register data on migration movements and distributions of birds throughout Britain and Ireland. It provides facilities for observers to store and manage their own personal records as well as using these to support species conservation.

Scale: 

UK, Europe

Language: 

English

URL tool: 

Mobile app: 

Yes

Off-line mode: 

Yes

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Observado

Tool name: 

Observado

Description: 

The goal of observado.org is to make available sightings of observers all around the world and help with knowledge on biodiversity. Users can submit sightings regarding any area of fauna and flora, whereby administrators scrutinize these sightings. Observado.org has got special software modules for mobile devices: WnPda/WnSmart (both for Windows Mobile), and three apps: 1 - ObsMapp (Android) is the digital notebook. With Obsmapp you can submit all your nature observations directly from the field. All observations are automatically linked to the current time and GPS location.

Scale: 

World

Language: 

Multi

Related project: 

observado.org, waarneming.nl, waarnemingen.be

URL tool: 

Mobile app: 

Yes

Off-line mode: 

Yes

Category: 

Open Source: 

yes

Taxa: 

Data to GBIF: 

Yes

iBats

Tool name: 

iBats

Description: 

The iBat programme has developed a smart-phone plugin to assist with global bat monitoring programme. With the help of an ultrasonic microphone, iBat allows volunteers to detect and record more than 900 species of bat. The captured sounds files are uploaded to a website that identifies each of the calls to build an accurate picture of bat populations. The tool iBatsID can identify calls recorded in Europe to species level.

Scale: 

UK/World

Language: 

Multi

Related project: 

URL tool: 

Mobile app: 

yes

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