Extending ScienceCache—a Mobile Application for Data Collection—to Accommodate Broader Use within USGS

Science Center Objects

ScienceCache was originally developed as a mobile device data collection application for a citizen science project. ScienceCache communicates with a centralized database that facilitates near real-time use of collected data that enhances efficiency of data collection in the field. We improved ScienceCache by creating a flexible, reliable platform that reduces effort required to set up a surve...

ScienceCache was originally developed as a mobile device data collection application for a citizen science project.  ScienceCache communicates with a centralized database that facilitates near real-time use of collected data that enhances efficiency of data collection in the field.  We improved ScienceCache by creating a flexible, reliable platform that reduces effort required to set up a survey and manage incoming data. Now, ScienceCache can be easily adapted for citizen science projects as well as restricted to specific users for private internal research.  We improved scEdit, a web application interface, to allow for creation of more-complex data collection forms and survey routes to support scientific studies. Surveys are deployed to iOS and Android mobile devices through the ScienceCache mobile application. Using ScienceCache, any USGS scientist can create and deploy data collection forms to mobile devices.  The improved ScienceCache is currently in Beta development.

Caption for attached image

Improved Science Cache Editor allows for USGS scientists to easily create data collection forms for internal studies in a private mode with user management capabilities.