Hi, I'm Dan from the Northern Territory in Australia. I work in the NT government as a Remote Sensing Scientist in a rangeland monitoring capacity. My job is to use spatial science/technology to assess the condition of pastoral leases (i.e. cattle stations) and integrate it with the on-ground monitoring done by our field officers. I have a background in environmental science and have worked previously in academia and private industry (mining). In my spare time, I average about 60-70 km of running a week and enjoy fishing and camping when the opportunity presents.
My foray into ODK started when we decided to replace our previous field data collection system (iPads and 'Numbers' spreadsheets) with Samsung tablets and ODK. We have 8 field officers across the NT who collect monitoring data from approx. 30 properties and several hundred sites each year. I have designed the forms and written Python code to convert the CSV data into a format to upload into our rangeland monitoring database. Our field officers have been gradually transitioning from the old system to ODK, and are having good things to say about it so far.