Updated on June 15, 2020


Created on September 4, 2017

Resource Map

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Resource Map is an open source tool to upload, update and visualize information regarding the state of resources at a given geolocation.

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Product Description

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.

Distributors / Implementing Organizations

Manufacturing/Building Method

Resource Map is a free cloud hosted application. The entire code base is published on GitHub.

Intellectural Property Type

Open Source

User Provision Model

Resource map is a free cloud hosted app. In order to use the app, the user must create a free InSTEDD account. It is also possible to deploy a local instance. Instructions can be found here.

Distributions to Date Status

Currently over a 100 resource maps in the online application. Amount of local installs is unknown.

Design Specifications

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

Technical Support

Support is provided through support@instedd.org or with this Google Group

Replacement Components



1-2 years between major releases. Full release history can be found here.

Manufacturer Specified Performance Parameters

To provide a free and collaborative tool for organizations to upload and track resources.

Vetted Performance Status

Currently over a 100 resource maps in their online application.



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