Wisconsin Using ODK For Natural Disaster Assessments

A few weeks ago, we wrote about New York using ODK for health
operations. Around the same time, we got a note from Andrew Faust of
North Central Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission

Andrew wrote, “Here in Wisconsin, we are using ODK to collect data in
the field for assessment information after a natural hazard like
storm, flood or tornado. This allows Emergency Response Professionals
to collect information in the field in real time with an Android
mobile device and map them in real time.

We are just in testing of how this will work. Next month, we are going
to do our first functional exercise using ODK to see how it will work
and what we will need to tweak on our end. We plan to collect data
with ODK, push it to Google Docs and into a spreadsheet to create
reports on damage totals.

I would like to personally thank you folks for all your effort on ODK
and I hope this works out for Wisconsin.”

As you can see at http://www.ncwrpc.org/WHAM, the Wisconsin’s Hazard
Assessment and Mapping (WHAM) application passed its functional
exercise today. Congrats to Andrew and his team!