Smap

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.


Collect


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.


Assess


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.


Publish


Data can then be exported as spreadsheets, Smap reports, Facebook or other systems as a map.


Act


Tasks can be assigned to users to complete additional surveys.

Role 
Data Collection
Data Analysis
Data Visualisation
Open Source 
Yes
Internet 
No
Phone Network 
No
Smart Phone 
Yes
Literacy 
No
Level of Expertise 
High