Spots & Stacks
The observations by the Citizen Scientists, which are displayed as "spots" with markers and thumbnail images in the maps of the project, are the main level of data in every Citizen Science app on the platform. Besides the GEO coordinates, each spot has a title and an optional description. Users can add a photo of their sighting by camera or file browser. Additional custom information can be added to the interface according to your project needs with a wide array of input fields.
All observation spots are displayed dynamically in the project maps in the Citizen Science App and the interactive map application for websites. While zooming and panning, the spots are streamed and displayed dynamically in the app. For improved performance, memory use and clean display, groups of spots are combined to stacks automatically, so the users device is not slowed down by large amounts of data to load at the start and the map doesn't get cluttered.
Add Spot Dialog
The core element of each app is the dialog panel for adding new observations in the Citizen Science project, which can be completly customized with a set of different buttons, input field types and headlines for further a clear visual structure and guidance. Everything in this customly built dialog can be hierarchically triggered, so new options are revealed after selecting a specific answer and the users can be guided through the questionaire in a tree like structure. Every input field can be set to mandatory or optional.
List of data input field types:
- Number Field with Input and +/- Buttons
- Text Buttons
- Icon based Image Buttons
- Picture based Image Buttons
- Single Select Lists with Info Buttons
- Multi Select Lists
- Picture Field with Camera and Fileupload
- Description Text Area
- Link Input Fields
- and more..
During the design and development phase of your Citizen Science app, we create all icons, buttons and other elements customly tailored for your project in coherence with your target group and mood of your project. Our over 15+ years of experience in user interface design and graphic design is at your disposal for providing the best quality and easy-to-use Citizen Science apps for your team and the Citizen Scientists participating.
Custom Observation Dialogs in four SPOTTERON Citizen Science Apps