Citizen Science in your pocket: Collecting data to support teaching and research using your smart-phone

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Presented by Tom Armitage and Addy Pope at the Digital HSS workshop, University of Edinburgh, 12 March 2014.

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Citizen Science in your pocket: Collecting data to support teaching and research using your smart-phone

  1. 1. Citizen Science in your pocket: Collecting data to support teaching and research using your smart-phone Tom Armitage – Digimap Support Addy Pope – Geodata team edina@ed.ac.uk @EDINA_Digimap @go_geo @FieldtripGB
  2. 2. Maps are great
  3. 3. The best things in life are free, sometimes “free” online mapping is great but…… Google OpenStreetMap (standard representation)
  4. 4. But….. The devil is in the detail Sometimes these maps miss the detail OS 50K
  5. 5. Digimap View, print and annotate maps online Download data for GIS/CAD
  6. 6. GIS https://www.dropbox.com/s/dw712zncyyepau9/Screenshot %202014-03-05%2015.04.41.png
  7. 7. Beyond the classroom Pic RichardAllaway: http://www.flickr.com/photos/geographyalltheway_photos/5186209019/in/set-72157625415772442 Why bother?
  8. 8. Problem 1: Maps on Apps
  9. 9. Problem 2: Unable to connect http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-14574816
  10. 10. FTGB What is it? Download: maps and view captured records. Login: to a Dropbox account Maps: view online maps or saved ones offline Capture Data: basic capture forms and GPS tracking Sync: Uploads and downloads captured data from Dropbox
  11. 11. Mapping Preview Map: shows the detail of the mapping you will download Zoom Levels: define the number of zoom levels you want to download
  12. 12. Define your own data collection http://fieldtripgb.edina.ac.uk/authoring/ Create your own data collection form and deploy it to your phone
  13. 13. Collaborative data collection http://fieldtripgb.blogs.edina.ac.uk/
  14. 14. Visualising the data you capture Easy Data Sharing: Sync to upload data Filter data by form name Visualise your data on a basemap Edit collected data Export to kml, GeoJson, csv, wms* Share maps through Dropbox
  15. 15. The beginning, not the end en Butchart ( project manager) ddy Pope ( product design) urray King ( engineer) eorge Hamilton (engineer) anos Terzis (engineer) ichael Koutroumpas (engineer) im Urwin (GIS / cartography) ona Hemsley-Flint (GIS / cartography) ackie Clark (graphic design) http://fieldtripgb.blogs.edina.ac.uk/
  16. 16. Let’s collect some data We will be using the following dropbox account: edina.media@ed.ac.uk hofficoffi • Start FtGB • Login using details above • Tap “Download” • Tap “Download Forms” • Forms should appear in Collect Section • After collecting • Connect to WiFi • Tap “Upload Records”

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