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EpiCollect is a data collection tool that allows users to collect and submit geotagged data forms, along with photos, to a central project website from suitable mobile phones (Android or iPhone).

All data synchronised from multiple phones can then be viewed, charted and filtered at the project website using Google Maps or Google Earth, or it can be downloaded.

Data can also be requested, viewed and filtered from the project website directly on a phone using Google Maps.


  • How much does it cost?

    EpiCollect is free and open-source software.

  • Are there any technical features to note?

    EpiCollect only runs on Android or iPhone mobile phones.

  • Is a software download required? Yes, it needs to be installed on your local machine.
  • Is the software easy to set up? Installation of the software is either automated or provides the user with basic prompts.
  • Who can access the data I produce?

    Data collected on the phones is stored on the phone until synchronised with the central project website. At the website, and for projects created at, data is stored on Google's AppEngine,a free and open repository for storing data.

  • Who is this available to?

    EpiCollect is available to all for download and use.

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