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Ground is a map-first data collection platform aiming to seamlessly connect the offline world with cloud-based storage and computation. It addresses the needs of non-technical local community members, smallholder farmers, and professionals and researchers working in the areas of climate, sustainability, and humanitarian aid. It consists of a web app for survey management, and an Android app for offline data collection backed by Firebase.

Note: Ground is not an officially supported product; it is being developed and maintained on a best-effort basis.

About this repository

This repo contains Ground's hosted components and related docs:

Directory Component
docs/ Public documentation, including Ground homepage
firestore/ Firestore config defining Firebase rules and other database settings
functions/ Firebase Cloud Functions, used to sync with Google Sheets and import/export data to/from other data sources
web/ Ground web console used to set up and manage surveys, and to view, edit, and analyze collected data online

Contributing guidelines

Read through our contributing guidelines to learn about our submission process, coding rules and more.