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Glossary

.. glossary:: :sorted:

  participant

    A person being interviewed by a user of :term:`Collect`. (Also sometimes called a "subject".)

  enumerator

    A person who conducts a survey.

  instance

    The file representing a filled-in form.

  Collect

    Part of ODK.

    An Android mobile app that replaces paper-based forms.

  Aggregate

    Part of ODK.

    A server-side data storage and analysis tool.

  Build

    Part of ODK.

    An application that lets you design forms with a drag-and-drop form interface.

    - `Use ODK Build online <https://build.opendatakit.org/>`_.
    - `Download a desktop version of ODK Build <https://github.com/opendatakit/build/releases/latest>`_.

  XLSForm

    Part of ODK.

    A tool for building forms with Microsoft Excel.

  Validate

    Part of ODK.

    A tool for validating forms against the :term:`ODK XForms specification <ODK XForm>`.

  Briefcase

    Part of ODK.

    A tool for packaging and transferring forms and data between instances of Collect and Aggregate.

  ODK XForm

    Part of ODK.

    A specification defining valid XML-based forms for ODK. It is a subset of the `W3C XForms 1.0 specification <https://www.w3.org/TR/xforms/>`_

    `View ODK XForms Specification <https://opendatakit.github.io/xforms-spec/>`_

  ODK JavaRosa

    Part of ODK.

    A Java library that renders ODK Compliant XForms.

    `ODK JavaRosa source on Github <https://github.com/opendatakit/javarosa>`_

  form

    A defined set of questions and answer choices displayed by an application that can render forms written in the XForm standard.

  widget

    A single question, answer set, and attendant GUI elements, as rendered in a XForm compliant app such as :term:`Collect`.

  hint

    Additional help text on a single question, displayed after the label.

  question label
  question text

    The main body of a form question or widget. In an :term:`XLSForm`, the contents of the :th:`label`.

  CSV

    `Comma Separated Values <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comma-separated_values>`_.
    A plain-text file format for tabular (spreadsheet-like) data.

  JSON

    `JavaScript Object Notation <https://www.json.org/>`_.
    A serialized key-value data format.

  KML

    `Keyhole Markup Language <https://developers.google.com/kml/>`_.
    A file format for geographic data.