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Open Data Kit is “Computing Research Highlight of the Week”

odk2_sThe Computing Research Association and the Computing Community Consortium have featured UW CSE’s Open Data Kit initiative as the Computing Research Highlight of the Week.

“Computer scientists at the University of Washington have used Android, the open-source mobile operating system championed by Google, to turn a cell phone into a versatile data collection device. Organizations that want a fully customizable way to, say, snap pictures of a deforested area, add the location coordinates and instantly submit that information to a global environmental database now have a flexible and free way to do it.”

See the full post here.  ODK information here.