Ground is an open-source, map-first data collection and analysis platform built to seamlessly connect the offline world with cloud-based storage and computation. The platform consists of a web app for data management and an Android app for offline data collection. Our goal is to provide a “just right” data collection solution that meets the needs of community organizers, conservationists, humanitarian workers, and researchers addressing some of today’s most pressing issues.
Note: Ground is not an officially supported Google product, and is developed on a best-effort basis.
If you’d like to learn more about the project or contribute to the development of the Ground source code, check out the Ground repositories on GitHub:
ground-platform: Contains source code for Ground platform components, including the Web app and Firebase Cloud Functions and database config.
ground-android: Contains the source code for the Ground Android app.
Getting Started with Ground
Ground is in active development, but if you’d like to try it out on your own, see the setup documentation for building and deploying Ground from the source.
Join the Discussion
Join the official Ground Announcements discussion group to get updates on new features, get in touch with other Ground users, and add your voice to the conversation.