I'd be very interested in learning more how ODK is being used by local government in SA; please do share more.
We have been provided data collection services and data presentation platforms using ODK for a range of projects including:
- Sanitation: Auditing of the construction of VIP toilets
- Housing: Monitoring the construction of low cost housing projects
- Civil Engineering: Site diaries and progress monitoring on large Civil Engineering projects
- Environmental management: Monitoring of sewer and water incidents on rivers
- Environmental and Health and Safety auditing: ISO compliant audits for various organisations
- Asset management: Data capture and analysis for both movable and infrastructure assets
- Community satisfaction surveys
Let me know if you would like any further information.
Ha! I think @tomsmyth might be interested to see and compare some of your toilet inspection forms...
So no joke now, I am very interested to learn how you are going about asset management with ODK/Collect/Aggregate tool stack; specifically tying (standalone) 'surveys' - aka forms/inspections - against very specific fixed asset data... This is quite related to how we might go about conducting longitudinal surveys (basically 're-inspections') against previously acquired, known data entities using ODK.
We have spent a bit of time modifying ODK collect for our purposes and manage the "longitudinal surveys" with a combination of the items below.
- An asset register is compiled with a well structured location hierarchy and this is accessed via a csv file
- If we have good GIS data we can use this in a spatial view and can select a geofeature by clicking it on the map
- All data posted back to the server is verified before updating the asset register/inspection register and the csv files are automatically regenerated.
- Modified csv data is then synchronised when the form is next opened