There are three possible methods to accessing the collected data:
- Export to phone: This method does not require phone signal or internet connection. This option may be useful where a user is in the field in a remote location and they wish to export the data they have collected to their own device. At a later stage, they can then transfer their exported data to a computer for analysis.
- Sending data between phones: This method does require phone signal but not internet connection. A user can send their data to another user’s device using SMS. The receiver can then either transfer the data to a computer or send the data to a web server for analysis.
- Sending data to web server: This method does require internet connection. A user can send their data to a web server (GeoKey), an open platform set up to receive and store the data collected by users.