RELEASE: AQUASURVEY software for Android- FREE and OPEN SOURCE

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RELEASE: AQUASURVEY software for Android- FREE and OPEN SOURCE

The AQUASURVEY app is a new piece of software designed to help you collect your own data and organise your field campaigns. It brings you through all the necessary steps to collect your own data: from the design of the survey to the concrete collection of data using several mobile devices, and integrates the data collected to allow for their use in GIS or statistical software applications. The main added value is that this process does not necessarily need an Internet connection - the app includes several offline options so that you can overcome Internet connection problems during your field campaign.

This tool allows you to monitor and geo-reference your ongoing survey, and to integrate data collected by different surveyors. It can also produce customised graphs and statistics, which can provide an overview of your dataset in a printable report.

The AQUASURVEY app consists of an easy-to-use application with one component for use by desktops and one for Android devices, with the optional integration of the online GIS on www.aquaknow.net .

This open-source application, developed by the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre and EuropeAid, is free of charge.

For Downloading AQUASURVEY package please click here

The mobile component is available on Google play store :https://play.google.com/store/apps
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Re: RELEASE:AQUASURVEY software for Android- FREE and OPEN SOURCE

Thanks for sharing this.

Could you shortly explain what the advantages are of using this over regular ODK (which this seems to be based on: opendatakit.org/ )?

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Re: RELEASE:AQUASURVEY software for Android- FREE and OPEN SOURCE

Good morning JKMakowka,
thanks for your interest!
The main reasons why we have chosen ODK are:
• It is a Free and Open Source set of tools
• odk was complying with our functional and technical requirements (some functions we needed were already developed)
• its stability and maturity
• the low costs of future maintenance and its ability to develop/add new functionality
• it is easy to use
If you have more questions, we will be pleased to answer them!
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Andrea.
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Re: RELEASE:AQUASURVEY software for Android- FREE and OPEN SOURCE

Dear Andrea,
What is ODK?
I can't find it in our abbreviation list yet:
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_abbreviations_used_in_sanitation

Also, you have released another mobile phone App recently, see here:
How does this new App related to the other one which you posted about here:
forum.susana.org/forum/categories/183-mo...ios-and-android-free

It was called a "water project toolkit". Could you perhaps also give an update in the other thread how the uptake of this app, and feedback, has been so far?
Thanks a lot.

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Re: RELEASE:AQUASURVEY software for Android- FREE and OPEN SOURCE

Hi Elisabeth,

Open Data Kit (ODK) is a free and open-source set of tools which help organizations author, field, and manage mobile data collection solutions.
You can find more details here " opendatakit.org/ "

The other application, Water Project Toolkit, provides guidance and information on best practices for implementing water and sanitation projects in the developing world.

Two Applications: AquaSurvey and WPT are both focused on the water sector, and they are both Open Source.

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