This research provides a review of mobile data collection software systems, projects, and initiatives existing in 2011.
"In order to accomplish this, NOMAD undertook the following tasks:
- Build a matrix of analysis for mobile data collection systems currently available for use in humanitarian relief interventions.
- Review the use of MDCS and successful experiences, potential, gaps and limitations, specifically for data collection speed, analysis and reporting. Selection of most promising application and tools.
- Model and build a decision tree to facilitate choice and use of MDCS according to different operational contexts." (Jung 2011)
- Defining Mobile Data Collection
- Basic Components of a MDCS
- Research Methodology
- Research Findings
- Tool Review
- Grouping the Tools
- Active Development and User Communities
- Technical Complexity and Ease of Setup
- Appropriateness for Rapid Assessments
- Development of the Web Decision Tool
- Maintaining the Research for the Future
- Synopses of Key MDCS
- Open Data Kit
- Souktel AidLink
- Nokia Data Gathering