Resource Map is an open source tool to upload, update and visualize information regarding the state of resources at a given geolocation.
Resource Map is an open-source, resource management web application. It allows the possibility of allocating resources into a geographical location and track the changes of that resource. It is possible to monitor the state of all the uploaded resources, visually, on the map. The platform also features team collaboration, allowing each team member to make changes in the resources. The users can ask for updates on the state of the resources through SMS. In order to use the web application, the user needs to create a free account.
SW Maps and other GIS data collection apps allow uploading information onto a given location in a map. However, these apps weren’t designed for the specific purpose of allocating resources on a map location and monitoring their state in a collaborative fashion.
Goal 16: Peace, justice and strong institutions
Governments, private sector and/or NGOs
Resource Map is a free cloud hosted application. The entire code base is published on GitHub.
Currently over a 100 resource maps in the online application.
Amount of local installs is unknown.
Type of visuals supported (maps, charts, heat maps, layers, other)
Resource management, M&E, survey for project manegement (baseline, midline, and endline), household surveys for Health, Ag, financial inclusion, water, education,other, academic research survey, impact evaluations, market research, other (specify)
Specify the type of data collected by this service [Text, Numbers, Multimedia (Photos, video, audio, etc), Location, Other]
Mobile app data collection, remote sensing, government census data, etc.
Is the data from this application available?
Supported formats (JSON, XLS, CSV, KML, XML, other)
Telecommunication service required for the product/service to work (Mobile data, SMS, voice, Internet, Other)
Devices required for the product/service to work. (smartphone ,feature phone, computer, tablet, other [specify])
Resource Map is a free, open-source tool for resource management. It uses Ruby on Rails application that utilizes Elasticsearch, Redis, and MySQL for the back-end.
After logging in with a free account, the user can upload data in a specific geographical location and collaborate with team members recording, tracking, and analyzing resources using a live map.
The web application allows field teams to:
- Get updates using a live map or text message request
- Visualize and update resources
- Update resource data on a computer, smartphone or from with a text messaging-capable phone
- Query resource status on a computer or smartphone, or with any phone that can send and receive text messages
- Perform data analytics, identify patterns and anomalies with visual mapping and trend analysis
1-2 years between major releases. Full release history can be found here.
To provide a free and collaborative tool for organizations to upload and track resources.
Currently over a 100 resource maps in their online application.
Evaluated for the number of resource maps in their online application
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