Traditional field data collection tools for OpenStreetMap have either relied on paper or are too complicated, targeted at GIS professionals, or lack an understanding of traditional survey techniques. As new projects such as Missing Maps and other humanitarian field data collection projects focus on field data collection the need for a structured, yet simple, OpenStreetMap field data collection tool became apparent.
American Red Cross, supported by USAID, created the game changing OpenMapKit. OpenMapKit is an extension of OpenDataKit allowing users to create professional quality mobile data collection surveys for field data collection. This talk will go over the technical architecture, application demo, and lessons learned from recent field trials in Zimbabwe, Bangladesh, Rwanda, and Tanzania.