Nokia Data Gathering offers organizations a fast, accurate and cost effective way to collect data using mobile phones. Data collection with a mobile phone can dramatically improve any service that relies on accurate and up-to-date information, from disease monitoring to agricultural management and emergency response services.
We like NDG first because of its proven “social worth” – NDG has already been used in health, agriculture, census, environment and child welfare (see reference cases here and there is a video about how NDG is used in combatting dengue fever in Amazonas, Brazil below). The ability to collect this information quickly and accurately means that problems can be dealt with effectively as they develop, rather than after it is too late.
Nokia Data Gathering is also well run “as a project”, making use tickets and milestones for planning, discussion and announcement boards for communication with the project team and end users, and the wiki for documenting all about how to use the project. The project team and follower base are large and the project has been in continuous development over its 2 year lifetime.
– Hamish Willee (on behalf of the Projects Moderation team)