For all you city and mapping enthusiast, here is a first take at a field survey app, now part of the Featured Apps part of the Gallery. The app let you collect information on broken sidewalks and add the data to a map.
We are excited about the future possibilities including the ability to further secure/validate the data with an upcoming blockchain component and to customize the markers that are shown on the map (instead of the current defaults).
With a little work, you can customize this app for surveying anything in the field. Data points are stored in an Airtable spreadsheet that you can view here.
The app also features a lightweight sign-in option that simply requires users to type in a single uniform password (“dhaka”); no back-end data connection necessary.
We look forward to seeing how you remix this!
The app is created in partnership with the Urban Launchpad, an org building low-cost tools for cities everywhere.