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Database Guides: Fieldtrip GB

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Full name

Fieldtrip GB

What is it?

Free mobile mapping and data collection app available for iPhone and Android devices - allows you to collect data against high quality cartographic maps



What is it for?

The app is built around the map. The primary purpose is to allow users to capture data, and the app supports the collection of images, audio, text and GPS tracks. Data is saved to the device’s storage and can be uploaded to the user’s cloud storage area (e.g. the free service DropBox).

Maps can be saved to the device so that the user has access to them when in areas of poor, or no, data connectivity.  The mapping in Fieldtrip GB uses open data, including OS Open Data and OpenStreetMap, optimised for small screens. The app supports data collection in both urban and rural areas.

In addition to the basic data capture, users can set up complex bespoke forms through the Authoring Tool, a web interface that allows users to create forms by dragging elements to a work space. Completed forms are uploaded to the user’s cloud storage area, to access and save to their device through the "sync" function.  Once data is collected, users can upload data to a web-based "Record Viewer" for searching and filtering, creating simple charts and making interactive maps to use and share.



How to access it

You can download the app from the Fieldtrip GB blog:




More information at the Fieldtrip GB blog.  
The information on this guide comes from a longer article about Fieldtrip GB in the EDINA newsline magazine in March 2013.


Link to Fieldtrip GB