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Software solutions for form-based, mobile data collection - A comparative evaluation

Steinberg, Markus D. and Schindler, Sirko and Klan, Friederike (2019) Software solutions for form-based, mobile data collection - A comparative evaluation. In: Lecture Notes in Informatics (LNI), Proceedings - Series of the Gesellschaft fur Informatik (GI). Workshop on Big (and Small) Data in Science and Humanities, 05.03.2019, Rostock, Germany. DOI: 10.18420/btw2019-ws-14

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Abstract

Many citizen science projects rely on their contributors going to the field and collecting data. Due to their wide availability and increasing capability, modern mobile devices have become an indispensable tool to ease the collection process. Projects can publish mobile apps, that allow contributors to easily collect data and submit their results. The requirements of individual projects oftentimes overlap to a large extent, which triggered the development of multiple generic frameworks. They allow new projects to quickly generate customized apps and reuse existing infrastructure. However, the wide landscape of tools with diverging capabilities requires projects to compare and choose. This report supports data managers in making an informed decision. We report on our experiences primarily on the whole data collection workflow starting from setting up your own instance to finally analyzing the retrieved data. We compare eight tools – both free and commercial - according to the features provided and difficulties encountered.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/127978/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Title:Software solutions for form-based, mobile data collection - A comparative evaluation
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthors ORCID iD
Steinberg, Markus D.FSU JenaUNSPECIFIED
Schindler, SirkoSirko.Schindler (at) dlr.dehttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-0964-4457
Klan, FriederikeFriederike.Klan (at) dlr.dehttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-1856-7334
Date:5 March 2019
Journal or Publication Title:Lecture Notes in Informatics (LNI), Proceedings - Series of the Gesellschaft fur Informatik (GI)
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:Yes
Gold Open Access:No
In SCOPUS:Yes
In ISI Web of Science:No
DOI :10.18420/btw2019-ws-14
Status:Published
Keywords:Data Collection Citizen Science Mobile Software Web Applications
Event Title:Workshop on Big (and Small) Data in Science and Humanities
Event Location:Rostock, Germany
Event Type:Workshop
Event Dates:05.03.2019
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Space
HGF - Program Themes:other
DLR - Research area:Raumfahrt
DLR - Program:R - no assignment
DLR - Research theme (Project):R - no assignment
Location: Jena
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Data Science > Datamangagement and Analysis
Institute of Data Science > Citizen Science
Deposited By: Schindler, Sirko
Deposited On:24 Jun 2019 08:48
Last Modified:31 Jul 2019 20:25

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