How Forest Carbon uses Ona with R to automate analysis and feedback


We are pleased to share a guest blog post written by Sebastian Persch, Ph.D. who is doing inventive work combining Ona with custom R code.

tablet looking at camera A member of the field team in Laos, collecting data about smallholder farmers. Image courtesy of Forest Carbon.

A lot of people who use Ona for surveying probably know this feeling: You created a survey, did a lot of interviews or measured stuff in the field, downloaded the dataset from the cloud… and then the tedious struggle begins, i.e. the data analysis and subsequently the report writing. Granted, we did not find the “Holy Grail”, but we would like to share two examples of what is possible to improve your quality control, productivity, efficiency, and possibly make your life a little bit easier.

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Welcome Jason and Kipsigei!


Jason and Kip

Last week saw two new members join our cause… introducing Jason Rogena and Kipsigei Cheroigin!

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Welcome Ephraim!


Newbie Ephraim

Newbie Alert!

Introducing Ephraim Muhia who has joined us as a software engineer for OpenSRP — an open-source mobile health platform that allows frontline health workers to electronically register and track the health of their clients.

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Upcoming: vector tile map support on Ona


Launching Vector Tile map support

One of the key items on the Ona road map this year is to improve our map view. We are happy to announce that Ona will soon be introducing a new way to visualize maps by enabling support for vector tile maps. Here is a sneak peek at what this will change on Ona maps.

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Introducing Ona Apps


Introducing Ona Apps

After months of coding, QA, and refinement, we are excited to announce the launch of Ona Apps!

While we thrive to create simple and robust tools to visualize and use your data, we realize there are other tools for your unique tasks. Choice, after all, is a great thing.

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