28 Apr 2017

Training Program Mobile Phone Based Data Collection Using ODK and Mapping Training (29th May- 2nd June 2017)

Versed Professional Services – Posted by Versed Professional Services LTDNairobi, Nairobi County, Kenya

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Job Description

The exercise of data collection remains indispensable in capturing quality evidence that then translates to rich data analysis and allows the building of a convincing and credible answer to questions that have been posed. With different organizations, professional, Programmes and projects collecting data regularly to evaluate and monitor progress and performance, best practices of data collection are more needed than ever to ensure that data gathered are both defined and accurate and that subsequent decisions based on arguments embodied in the findings are valid. Mobile Phone Based Data Collection using ODK has been acknowledged world-wide by researchers, non-governmental organizations, relief agencies and health ministries among other organization as very useful and convenient data collection method substituting paper based data collection method. This training will give the participant the ability to put in place all the pieces required for a mobile data collection system.

This is a general training targeting participants undertaking projects, surveys, programs or other related activities which involves gathering of data. No prior Knowledge of mobile data collection is required.

5 days.

The training is aimed at introducing and equipping participants with skills in;
Designing & building a form using ODK build
Uploading the form to aggregate & send to Android phone
Setting up aggregate server
Mobile data collection using ODK
Submitting completed data to aggregate server
Exporting data from ODK aggregate as CSV
Importing ODK – CSV file into statistical applications
Exporting GPS data for Mapping/Visualizing (fusion map)

Module I: General Introduction
Introduction to mobile phone data collection
Common mobile based data collection platforms
Advantages of Mobile Applications
Data aggregation, storage and dissemination
Understanding question types forming a questionnaire
Numbering (integer, decimal, string)
Text and notes
Multiple choice questions
Ranking questions
Extended data types geoid, image, videos etc

Module II: Introduction to Open Data Kit ODK
Components of Open Data Kit (ODK)
ODK Form (Basic format of XLSForm)
ODK Collect application Interface
ODK aggregate
ODK Manage
ODK platforms and formats
Downloading and install ODK Collect into mobile devices or using APK file

Module III: Designing and creating Forms I
Creating ODK Collect Forms
Downloading forms;
Creating ODK Data CollectForm using Excel: Preparing your sheets
Survey sheet
Choices sheet
Settings sheet
ODK build;
– Creating and Publishing forms to Agregate or XML

Designing forms directly on:
ODK Build
Koboform builder

Module III: Designing and creating Forms II
Introduction to XLS forms syntax
Creating XLS forms manually based on;
Types of questions
Question’s caption or prompt
Repetitive Questions
Restrictions on the kinds of answers to can enter
Constraints & Skips
Validate Form

Module IV: ODK Aggregate Server
Setting up own aggregate server using Google App Engine
Configuring ODK Aggregate Server
How to Create Own Server
Uploading the form to aggregate server
Submitting completed data to aggregate server
Exporting data from ODK aggregate as CSV
Importing ODK – CSV file into statistical applications

Module V: Transform data and Using GPS Coordinates for Mapping/Visualizing
Downloading data directly from Aggregate
Outputting data through;
Google Spreadsheet
Google Fusion Tables
Exporting GPS Coordinates (Google maps) to Fusion tables
Exporting GPS data for Mapping/Visualizing (fusion map)
Exporting data to Fusion tables using QGIS
Integrating Digital Data Collection into a Survey Plan

This training can also be customized for your institution upon request. You can have it delivered your preferred location.

How to Apply

To apply, click on this link;
– http://bit.ly/2pFthW7

For more details click open this link;
– http://bit.ly/2pw5FQm

you can also write us an email at training@versedpro.com

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