[ESIP-all] Challenge: DataApp: A Mobile App Framework for Field Data Capture

Hsu, Leslie lhsu at usgs.gov
Wed May 31 11:48:39 EDT 2017


Apologies for cross-postings, but I’ve been involved in developing and
spreading the word for this field data capture challenge and hope you can
participate or help spread the opportunity.

Have you ever wished that you had a more perfect data collection app for
the field, and have ideas on how to achieve it? Submit a solution to the
challenge. We are also looking for judges for this challenge, so let me
know if you are interested or have any other questions. Thanks!

Leslie Hsu

U.S. Geological Survey

Find out more and enter the competition at Challenge.gov

Video: https://youtu.be/FLF9TMyU_rs

Challenge: DataApp: A Mobile App Framework for Field Data Capture

Award: $30,000 USD

Deadline: July 6, 2017

Challenge hosts: Bureau of Reclamation and U.S. Geological Survey

Note: We are looking for both submissions and judges*!

Data collection and capture are fundamental to water and environmental
science and management. Scientists, engineers, and technicians are
increasingly using mobile devices such as tablets and smartphones to
capture data in the field. Numerous apps are available to support general
data collection, however existing apps do not provide the functionality and
flexibility needed to support the broad range of water and environmental
monitoring needs. More importantly, these existing apps do not support the
development and sharing of new features and functions by individual users
and communities of practice.

The Bureau of Reclamation, in collaboration with the U.S. Geological
Survey, is seeking development of an application (app) framework to support
electronic data collection and capture using mobile devices across a
diverse range of data collection situations. The app framework should be
flexible, extensible, and open source to enable future improvement and
development of added features by a community of app developers and users.

This Ideation Challenge is Stage 1 of a planned three-stage Challenge. This
Ideation stage asks for ideas focusing on identifying robust and efficient
software architecture concepts and software technologies for development of
the desired app framework.

Challenge Orientation Video

Subject matter experts from Reclamation and the USGS discuss the need for
improved software to support field data collection and capture on mobile
devices in this short video: https://youtu.be/FLF9TMyU_rs

This is an Ideation Challenge with a guaranteed award for at least one
submitted solution.

Find out more and enter the competition at Challenge.gov

* Federal employees preferred for judges

Judging period -- July 7 - September 3 (60 day period)
Time commitment for judging team members -- approx. 3-5 staff days each

Leslie Hsu
Community for Data Integration (CDI) Coordinator
CDI web <http://www.usgs.gov/cdi/> | blog <http://bit.ly/usgscdiblog> | wiki
<http://bit.ly/usgscdiwiki> | twitter <https://twitter.com/usgs_cdi> | forum
US Geological Survey, Denver, CO 80225
o: (303) 202-4080, m: (720) 272-8354
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