Household Inquiry Forms
Lothian Valuation Joint Board (LVJB) has used iForm since May 2014. LVJB, an assessor and electoral registration office based in the United Kingdom, uses the platform to check every household and determine who is eligible to be registered as electors. Using SQL, the Halarose Electoral Management System accesses all empty properties and then data is divided into sections using ArcGIS. The Canvass manager allocates daily workloads by deploying specific forms to Canvassers based on the territory they are responsible for. Canvassers go around their jurisdiction taking account of every household. For residents who do not want to complete the electronic form, Zebra barcode scanners are used to print labels that are attached to the paper form. Ensuring that the database is up to date is an ongoing process. Not only do new electors need to be registered, existing elector details need to be confirmed or updated, as necessary. Using iForm has allowed the LVJB canvassers to manage their own canvass area and workload, reduce the backend daily administration tasks, and maintain data integrity.
Bio Sand Filters: Clean Water for Families
Cambodia is not a water scarce country; in general people can find water near their home. The issue is water quality; in dry season over 5 million people (34%) are collecting water from an unsafe source, like a pond. Water treatment in the home is often inadequate to meet the needs of the family and children. Neverthirst?s solution is the household Bio-Sand Filter (BSF). The filter is made using locally available materials. Dirty water is poured into the top of the filter, flowing through the biolayer, sand, and rock; that all work together using natural processes to remove protozoa, bacteria, and worms. When the water pours out of the spout the majority of contaminants are removed therefore improving the taste and appearance of water, and contributing towards improving health. Each family contributes $5 for their own filter as a means of demonstrating ownership and attends training on safe water storage. By the end of 2015, Neverthirst completed 500 bio-sand filters through the local Church in 2 provinces in Cambodia. Every home with the bio-sand filter was visited at 1, 3, 6, and 12 months after the installation. At every visit, reports are completed and used for verification and analysis. Data is stored on Google Drive and updates every time a household visit is completed. Not only is Neverthirst able to improve their data analysis, they are able to track the results and deliver reports with better data.
Inspections for ICT Operations
Based in the Netherlands, ICT Operations is responsible for the operations of 1400 ICT buildings around their railroads. Every location needs to be visited once every two years but often is it more than once in a year due to the number of requirements for each location. The inspectors must determine of the location meets standards. Starting with a map in ArcGIS Collector, the inspector finds the location that needs to be inspected and toggles from the map into iForm. From there, they determine if a location meets all requirements. This project helps the inspectors from beginning to end, determining which location to inspect, using the proper forms for inspection, submitting the completed inspection, and anylzing the results. The iFormBuilder form starts and takes over some attributes of the map, like the name of the location, the coordinates, the address, and the railway station.
Asset Inventory and Condition Assessment
Since 1984, R&K Solutions empowers large portfolio owners with vital information needed to guide property and facility management and investment decisions. R&K took the knowledge a step further, equipping themselves with the necessary tools to provide valuable data. An accurate inventory provides essential information for facilities maintenance, staffing, space allocation, and capital investment key decisions. R&K’s rapid collection of any type of real property data from equipment inventory to room, building, and site attributes has greatly improved efficiency, increased accuracy, reduced costs, and ultimately improved data insight and reporting.
Nepal Earthquake Response
On April 25, 2015 a catastrophic 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck Nepal in the northwest Lamjung District of Kathmandu; severe aftershocks followed throughout the region. According to reports, there were more than 8,800 confirmed deaths and more than 2.8 million people in need of assistance. Samaritan?s Purse deployed a disaster assistance response team on April 26 to Kathmandu, Nepal, to assess the damage and immediate needs. The organization also deployed to Delhi, India, for collaborating with national partners on procurement and transport of relief commodities into Nepal. A forward logistics hub was established in Delhi, India, to accelerate the movement of relief supplies. The disaster relief team focused on helping 50,000 affected households with emergency shelter, water, hygiene kits, and other relief items that had been identified during the initial participatory rapid assessments by teams on the ground. During this deployment, iFormBuilder was used at the core of data information flow from the team on the ground to the incident management team at headquarters. iFormBuilder provided realtime mobile-based data collection for rapid needs assessments, GPS points, and distribution and activity reports. Information was synthesized with a live mapping dashboard with ArcGIS as well as photos and data information tables generated from the assessments and reports.
Implementing the ‘Fully Integrated, Fully Mobile’ Vision
In mid-2014, Australian-based company Seymour Whyte Group sought out to find a platform that could augment and enhance the company?s existing mobile development strategy by providing a platform for form-based data collection, that could be integrated into existing systems, and ease the bottleneck on the internal development team. In January 2015 the Group went live with the initial set of forms including inspections, observations, safety conversations, and action management. Subsequent forms were developed through 2015, including environmental management forms and plant inspections that featured QR Code stickers for machinery and plant, allowing for easy identification for ongoing inspections. A number of these forms involved two-way integration between iFormBuilder and the in-house safety systems. The Safety Management System form contains over 190 questions and became unmanageable. Using iFormBuilder?s subform structure, the team empowered users to select the areas of risk on their project, inspecting only those parts and doing it effectively. Taking positive leading indicators such as safety conversations and tracking their completion as well as the types of conversations occurring has been very useful. With their new workflow, Seymour Whyte is able to seamlessly transfer data into the safety database and use it for reporting and analysis.