It was a beautiful Sunday here in the PacNW so what better way to kill the morning than by walking around the beautiful downtown core in Victoria BC while testing out a little data collection using FulcrumApp.
About the Project – Setting it up was a breeze (thanks to Anthony and gang hooking me up with an account!). Using the pre-defined templates I quickly started a new data collection project. I elected to start an urban art project, mainly because our city is loaded with tons of great urban art and urban decor. I tweaked the fields a little and customized the form, setting up a title, required parameters (description, location, photo and video fields etc…). Then, I loaded the app onto my mobile (I’m using a Nexus 4 Android device although iOS is also available) and went on my way. As I walked the city I snapped photos of my favorite works of urban art, populated the database and saved. While at lunch over a beer, I consumed some free WiFi and uploaded my project (Optionally I could have updated in real time over data but there was no need). Once home I setup my sharing parameters, grabbed the customized code and quickly had an embeddable map to share with the World… too easy!
I’m looking forward to working on a couple of data loading projects with fulcrum and will be glad to share once I’m started. The FulcrumApp enables me to export my data to a number of formats including KML, SHP, GeoJSON, and CSV and they also have provisioning to enable webhooks so there really is a number of possibilities of where this can go!
Check it out for yourself at FulcrumApp.com where you can also take advantage of a host of pre-defined map/data collection templates – see more on Twitter @FulcrumApp