Technical Knowledge Base


Welcome to the Arqaam Open Data Kit Knowledge Base! Whether you’re working on an individual project or helping your team develop their first ODK application, this guide will provide you with the tools necessary to get started.

How to use this guide

If you are new to ODK or you simply are looking to refresh your knowledge on a particular topic, we recommend looking through the Table of Contents to find the information you are interested in. We also recommend reading through the introduction to each section to gain a deeper understanding of the topics being discussed.

You can search for terms by using the search bar feature on the right of the screen. You can also check the glossary section if you are unsure about something.

The knowledge base has been put into short chapters. Each can be read stand-alone, without having read the previous one, but sometimes it will make more sense to read through an entire chapter. Each chapter will have a short introduction that will help you see if you are on the right page.

We’ve also included numerous videos throughout the guide to help you visually understand how to setup Open Data Kit and additional tools like KoboToolbox to help you get started.

Finally, the FAQs will be a good resource for additional discussions we will have around the topic. If you still have questions, feel free to head over to our Contact page and get in touch.