Monday, 18 June 2012

Smart phone application for Ocean Sampling Day - collaboration with Epicollect

Micro B3 is working with the developers of the widely used EpiCollect software ( An OSD specific project has been built using the software. For the OSD 2012 pilot, we will trial this version to capture photos, GPS co-ordinates, date and time and a small amount of additional contextual information (part of the GSC's MixS standard). By the next sampling event we will employ features of a forthcoming new version of EpiCollect.

Data can be collected in the field and uploaded to the pre-set OSD database once in range of an internet connection. Data (photos and metadata) can be browsed, downloaded and viewed on a google map or loaded into google earth. As we collect information charts, graphs and the ability to view samples by time will also be available.
An OSD administrator we will have access to all the data in case updates/edits need to be made (or test entries deleted).
If you would like to help us trial the software please install and use the app on the summer solstice.

The OSD 2012 Pilot homepage is here:

A page of OSD specific instructions is there on the Epicollect website:

the walk-through is for Android, but David mentioned that for iPhone etc the instructions should be read and then the iPhone Instructions viewed also. There is one sample data point that was used by David to develop some instructions.


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