Ground is an open-source, map-first data collection platform built in collaboration with non-profits and international organizations with the goal of driving sustainability impact at scale.

Ground is designed for use by non-technical users with little to no special training. Our goal is to provide a “just right” data collection solution that meets the needs of community organizers, conservationists, humanitarian workers, and researchers.

The platform consists of a web app for survey management, and an Android app for map-based and structured data collection. Key features:

Important: Ground is not an officially supported Google product. It is being developed on a best-effort basis.

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If you’d like to contribute to Ground’s development, check out the README and CONTRIBUTING guides in our repositories on GitHub to get started: