Accepted paper:

FLOWERED-GeoDBApp: an application based on crowd-generating data and Sentinel-2 imagery


Maria Teresa Melis (University of Cagliari)
Paolo Loddo
Francesco Dessì (University of Cagliari)
Claudio La Mantia
Giorgio Ghiglieri (University of Cagliari)
Khamisi Kalegele (Tanzania Commission for Science and Technology)

Paper short abstract:

With the aim to share with local community data on land use and water use FLOWERED GeoDBApp has been developed in the framework of H2020 FLOWERED Project. The app is based on the collection of local geo-information on land use and water uses, through a crowd-generating data process.

Paper long abstract:

This paper is part of the the EU H2020 research Project FLOWERED (de-FLuoridation technologies for improving quality of WatEr and agRo-animal products along the East African Rift Valley in the context of aDaptation to climate change). FLOWERED project (June 2016- May 2019) aims to develop technologies and methodologies to manage the risks associated with high Fluoride water supply in three study areas located in Ethiopia, Kenya and Tanzania. With the aim to share with local community data on land use and water use, FLOWERED Project has developed an application for mobile, namely FLOWERED GeoDBApp. The app is dedicated to the collection of local geo- information on land use, water uses, irrigation systems, household features, use of drinking water and the other information needful for the specific knowledge of water supply (and then, the most suitable water remediation technique) involving local communities through participative approach with the local actors. The app has been developed with an open source SDK called Ionic Framework for iOS and Android systems, and it is available for download at First field activity has been done in the study site in Tanzania in 2017. Data on water quality have been collected through involving of local communities and a very high interest has been demonstrated on the possibility to observe each point of interest and the land cover map in own device. Project FLOWERED has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement N. 690378.

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