enhancing mobile data collection (pocket 1.5)
Initially, ghini.pocket was really just thought as a ways to take some of your data to the field, to show it off, as for example in case of an inspection: you could tell what plant you were looking at, when it entered the collection, and a few more selected properties.
Soon the need arose to use it to collect data, and we chose not to write any code, but to rely upon the already exisiting ODK Collect and the corresponding ODK Aggregator.
Next addition was using it for quick inventory review, and going through a remote aggregator felt as incredible overkill, so we started producing importable logs.
what changed today?
Now we have phased out ODK Collect and we’re storing all the collectable data straight into the log, including file names of the pictures you take, always within ghini.pocket.
is that all?
No, that’s definitely not the whole story. In ghini.pocket we already had a rather complete taxonomic database, used to hint users with the 30k taxa at rank genus or above. We’re now extending its use, to computer assisted data insertion.
You want an example…
Here you’re entering the taxon name Xylanthemum, and in your complete trust of our software, you just type »silante«, and there you are. Click on the best proposed completion and you’re ready to type the species epithet.