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  • Mollie Freilicher

    July 19, 2013 at 7:38 pm

    Does anyone have experience using Open Data Kit (ODK) or ODK Collect to conduct a tree inventory? It is a free software that allows you to create a form for collecting data with a mobile device. It is used in various fields from natural resources to public health.

    I first read about it in last month’s Arborist News (p.43) and have been spending some time today creating an inventory template, by modifying the i-Tree Streets collection fields.

    This seems like it has great potential for inventories for community tree inventories since it is completely customizable (and free!) You can also include photos and collect GPS information.

    More information here: http://earth.google.com/outreach/tutorial_odk_gettingstarted.html

    If anyone has experience with the software or any tips, it would be great to hear them. 


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