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Extending ScienceCache—a Mobile Application for Data Collection—to Accommodate Broader Use within USGS


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ScienceCache was originally developed as a mobile device data collection application for a citizen science project. ScienceCache communicates with a centralized database that facilitates near real-time use of collected data that enhances efficiency of data collection in the field. We improved ScienceCache by creating a flexible, reliable platform that reduces effort required to set up a survey and manage incoming data. Now, ScienceCache can be easily adapted for citizen science projects as well as restricted to specific users for private internal research. We improved scEdit, a web application interface, to allow for creation of more-complex data collection forms and survey routes to support scientific studies. Surveys are deployed [...]

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Principal Investigator :
Mark T Wiltermuth
Co-Investigator :
Tim Kern, John L Long, Sanjay M Advani
CMS Group :
Community for Data Integration - CDI

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productDescriptionA web interface will be created to enable USGS users to create and deploy data collection surveys to mobile devices

Improved Science Cache Editor for USGS scientists
Improved Science Cache Editor for USGS scientists


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