Updated on June 13, 2024

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Created on September 4, 2017

Resource Map

Open-source

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

Developed By
  1. Resource Map
Tested By
  • Ethiopian Ministry of Health
  • InSTEDD
  • Vital Wave
Content Partners
Unknown

Author

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.

Target SDGs

SDG 16: Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

SDG 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth

Target Users (Target Impact Group)

Small and Medium-sized Enterprises, Public Sector Agencies, NGOs

Distributors / Implementing Organizations

InSTEDD, Vital Wave, Ethiopian Ministry of Health

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.

Distributions to Date Status

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

Geocoding supported (Y/N)

Yes

Visuals

Resource map, graphing

Application

Resource management, environmental monitoring, monitor food prices

Type of data collected

Text messages, photos, geolocation

Data acquisition methods

Mobile data collection

Open source code (Y/N)

Yes

Open source data (Y /N/ Other)

Yes

Data import/export formats

JSON, CSV, KML, SHP, or RSS

Telecommunication service required (Y/N)

SMS and/or Mobile data

Device(s) required

Feature phone, smart phone, tablet, or computer

Languages available (list)

English and French

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

Product Schematics

Technical Support

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

Replacement Components

N/A

Lifecycle

1-2 years between major releases. Full release history can be found on the website.

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.

Safety

N/A

Complementary Technical Systems

None

Academic Research and References

InSTEDD. n.d. “Facility Registries for Health Information Exchange in Ethiopia.” Instedd.Org. Accessed June 13, 2024. https://instedd.org/project/facility-registries-for-health-information-exchange-in-ethiopia/

“SW Maps – GIS & Data Collector.” n.d. Google.Com. Accessed June 13, 2024. https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=np.com.softwel.swmaps&hl=en

“Goal 16.” n.d. Sdgs.Un.Org. Accessed June 13, 2024. https://sdgs.un.org/goals/goal16

Resourcemap. n.d. Accessed June 13, 2024. https://github.com/instedd/resourcemap

“Login InSTEDD.Org.” n.d. Instedd.Org. Accessed June 13, 2024. https://login.instedd.org/users/sign_up

Install & Update. n.d. Accessed June 13, 2024. https://github.com/instedd/resourcemap/wiki/Install-&-Update

“InSTEDD Technology Users Group.” n.d. Google.Com. Accessed June 13, 2024. https://groups.google.com/g/instedd-tech

instedd. n.d. “Releases · Instedd/Resourcemap.” GitHub. Accessed June 13, 2024. https://github.com/instedd/resourcemap/releases

InSTEDD. n.d. “Resource Map.” Instedd.Org. Accessed June 13, 2024. https://instedd.org/technologies/resource-map/

InSTEDD. n.d. “Privacy Policy.” Instedd.Org. Accessed June 13, 2024. https://instedd.org/privacy-policy/

InSTEDD. n.d. “Terms of Service.” Instedd.Org. Accessed June 13, 2024. https://instedd.org/terms-of-service/

Compliance with regulations

According to the Privacy Policy and the Terms of Service, InSTEDD is in compliance with all local privacy and licensing regulations.

Evaluation methods

Evaluated for the number of resource maps in their online application.

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