Work - July 27, 2016

How Forest Carbon uses Ona with R to automate analysis and feedback

We are pleased to share a guest blog post written by Sebastian Persch, Ph.D. who is doing inventive work combining Ona with custom R code.  A member of the field team in Laos, collecting data about smallholder farmers. Image courtesy of Forest Carbon. A lot of people who use Ona for surveying probably know this

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Press - July 26, 2016

Welcome Jason and Kipsigei!

Last week saw two new members join our cause… introducing Jason Rogena and Kipsigei Cheroigin! Jason has joined us as a software developer for Android. He previously worked as a developer for Sendy where he managed the servers and back end code. At Ona, he will be helping out on the OpenSRP Team and aid

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Work - July 22, 2016

Upcoming: vector tile map support on Ona

One of the key items on the Ona road map this year is to improve our map view. We are happy to announce that Ona will soon be introducing a new way to visualize maps by enabling support for vector tile maps. Here is a sneak peek at what this will change on Ona maps.

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Work - July 11, 2016

Introducing Ona Apps

After months of coding, QA, and refinement, we are excited to announce the launch of Ona Apps! While we thrive to create simple and robust tools to visualize and use your data, we realize there are other tools for your unique tasks. Choice, after all, is a great thing. With Ona Apps, you can grant

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Resources - July 09, 2016

XLSForm Webinar Recap

The XLSForm live webinar that took place on the 29th of June was a big success! With slightly over 100 attendees, the audience included a mix of both Ona users and other data tool users, all with a desire to learn more about XLSForm authoring. Hosted by Ona Support Manager, Sylvia Musula, the comprehensive 45 minute session

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Press - June 22, 2016

Ona now fully supports HXL

We are really excited to announce that Ona now fully supports the Humanitarian Exchange Language, or HXL. HXL is designed to improve information sharing during a humanitarian crisis by creating a simple way to promote interoperablity of data. It does this through an ingenius approach of coding data through hashmarks (#), similar to Twitter. Part of

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Press - May 23, 2016

Ona at the World Humanitarian Summit This Week

Ona will be at the 2016 World Humnitarian Summit in Istanbul on May 23 and 24. We’ll be at the Innovation Market Place in booth 039 to talk about our work in Somalia with DFID. We’ll also be available to talk about the Ona platform. Stop by the booth to say hello!

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Press - May 12, 2016

Ona at the 2016 ICT4D Conference next week

Ona will be at the 2016 ICT4D Conference in Nairobi next week. We’ll be giving a talk, speaking on a panel, and meeting with partners. Ukang’a Dickson is speaking about Advanced Mapping, Workflows, Real-Time Data Analysis and Sharing with Ona on Wednesday, May 18 @ 10:45 am. Matt Berg is participating on an OpenSRP panel on Monday, May 16

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Press - May 05, 2016

What's New in Ona: Release Notes

We’re constantly working to improve Ona, but we’ve overlooked letting the world know what’s been updated. To fix this, we’ve added Release Notes to keep track of updates in each release. We’ll also be sending monthly email summaries to those of you on the mailing list. Here’s the latest summary: Chart Improvements We’ve added a few things

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Tech - April 21, 2016

Working with Data in the Unix Shell

I recently gave a talk at a data science meetup organized by the good people at iHub Research, on using Unix shell tools to work with data. It was primarily a hands-on workshop, but the slides I prepared may be useful to those who couldn’t make it. You can find the presentation embedded below.

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