Mobile Data Collection And Mapping For M E And Scientists


Data collection has always been an integral part of development work. In the past, this task was performed with paper and pen, which made it prone to error, difficult to conduct on a large scale, and high in transaction costs. ICT tools such as mobile devices and software that allows users to create surveys, collect, manage and upload data to storage facilities in real-time, have reduced the conventional challenges associated with remote data collection. If you have always wanted to learn how to collect, manage and analyze project data using mobile devices, this training course is for you.’


By the end of this course the participants will be able to:

  • Understand ICT tools and methods to conduct data collection, statistical analysis, and reporting
  • Gather data for project/programme using innovative Mobile data gathering tools.


5 Days


This training course is suitable for anyone who is interested in learning how to collect and manage data using mobile devices.


Module I

Mobile Data Collection Using ODK

  • Digitizing questionnaires for ODK using xlsforms.
  • ODK aggregate server in the cloud set up
  • ODK Collect for Mobile data collection set up
  • Calibration of mobile device for data collection.
  • Hosting platform quota management.
  • Visualization and analysis of data on ODK Aggregate.
  • Downloading/extracting data from ODK Aggregate for analysis.

Module II

Mobile Data Collection Using KoBoToolbox

  • Using web-based interface to digitize questionnaires
  • KoBo Toolbox for hosting data
  • Mobile data collection using KoBo Collect set up
  • Calibration of mobile device for data collection.
  • Data Visualization and analysis using KoBoToolbox.
  • Downloading/extracting data for analysis.

Module III

Mobile Data Collection, Messaging and Visualization on any device using Magpi

  • How to digitize questionnaires using an easy web-based interface.
  • Interactive SMS – How to collect feedback by administer complex questionnaires via a back-and-forth SMS
  • Structured SMS – How to collect simple data that fits into a single SMS message of 160 characters.
  • Interactive voice response – How to deploy forms as interactive voice phone call.
  • Deploying and hosting survey data.
  • Downloading/extracting data for analysis.

Module IV


  • Introducing GIS
  • Introducing QGIS
  • Producing professional maps using data collected

Module V

  • Presentation and review of participants course projects with the instructors.
  • Action plan
  • Closure


  • This course is delivered by our seasoned trainers who have vast experience as expert professionals in the respective fields of practice. The course is taught through a mix of practical activities, theory, group works and case studies.
  • Training manuals and additional reference materials are provided to the participants.
  • Upon successful completion of this course, participants will be issued with a certificate.
  • We can also do this as tailor-made course to meet organization-wide needs. Contact us to find out more:
  • The training will be conducted at DATA-AFRIQUE TRAINING CENTRE, Nairobi Kenya.
  • The training fee covers tuition fees, training materials, lunch and training venue. Accommodation and airport transfer are arranged for our participants upon request.
  • Payment should be sent to our bank account before start of training and proof of payment sent to:
Course Schedule
Dates Fees Location Apply
12/08/2024 - 16/08/2024 $1500 Nairobi Physical Class
Online Class
09/09/2024 - 13/09/2024 $1500 Nairobi Physical Class
Online Class
14/10/2024 - 18/10/2024 $2950 Kigali Physical Class
Online Class
11/11/2024 - 15/11/2024 $1500 Mombasa Physical Class
Online Class
09/12/2024 - 13/12/2024 $1500 Nairobi Physical Class
Online Class

Our 2024 Group Rates (in USD)

# of Days
Group #
1. 1 $ 1500 $ 3000
2. 5 - 10 $ 1350 $ 2700
3. 11 - 20 $ 1200 $ 2400
4. 21 - 30 $ 1000 $ 2000
5. 31 - 40 $ 800 $ 1600
6. 41 - 50 $ 700 $ 1400
7. 51 > Above $ 600 $ 1200