Hey everyone, hope this is the right place for this
As part of my master’s thesis I’m currently working on a small tool that can help people collect data.
The main idea is to build datasets by simply creating a nice little form so everyone can help by adding and maintain the data.
You could say a GitHub for structured data - but usable for people without a computer science degree.
Some of the features that are working so far:
- very simple form builder
- basic rights management: add contributors, accept oder decline new or modified entries
Some ideas what this could be used for:
create datasets of
- public restrooms
- tools for open data
- could be used as a service for sites like http://dataportals.org
The first pre-alpha version is now live and I’m looking for general feedback, ideas what the tool could be used for, your opinions on whether this even makes sense - anything! Just use this thread of hit me up on twitter @th_p - that would be awesome!
Keep in mind that this is very much a throw-away prototype with many rough edges and some fragile pieces. If people think it’s useful I’d very much like to rebuild it properly after I’m done with my thesis.