Best data collection and Mapping Apps for Humanitarians

  • MapDroyd is excellent if you want to store some OpenStreetMap for offline use.

  • GPSLogger for Android is a lightweight GPS logger with lots of useful tweaks [control over time/distance of logs, OSM integration, auto email of tracks, and easy on your battery].


  • EpiCollect developed at Imperial College London together with web based management tools looks as really good option for data collection (more info here).


  • Open Data Kit (ODK) also looks very promising on data collection front. Check for instance ODK, GeoServer, Leaflet combo.


  • AntiMap – newcomer to the market, accompanied by desktop package that can synchronize with video.




  • OpenPaths – yet another data collection option from New York Times Company