Smap software is a data management and visualisation platform. It is open source, and can be downloaded from the Smap Consulting website.
Smap can be used in combination with Open Data Kit to create, upload and download forms for forest monitoring. You can learn more about how to do this by watching these video tutorials.
The software is designed to be used in a continuous cycle in which information is collected, assessed, and then published, so it can be applied in maps, graphs, tables and other IT systems.
Data can be collected using surveys on Android phones (fieldTask) or in web browsers (webForms). The surveys are created in editors and then uploaded to a Smap server. They can then be downloaded to a phone or tablet, or opened as a web form in a modern web browser.
The data that are collected can be visualised in graph, map, or tabular formats on the Smap Server. Data cleaning can also be done on the server.
Data can then be exported as spreadsheets, Smap reports, Facebook or other systems as a map.
Tasks can be assigned to users to complete additional surveys.