The Sapelli Collector software was developed as part of an EPSRC funded project called Intelligent Maps by the Extreme Citizen Science (ExCiteS) research group at University College London.

Our aim is to enable people with no or limited literacy – in the strict and broader technological sense – to use smartphones and tablets to collect, share, and analyse (spatial) data. Sapelli is used in a variety of projects related to environmental monitoring. It enables communities, regardless of social and geographical background, to map their environment and any threats it faces. Find out more about our research projects here.

Sapelli is an open-source project, that has been designed to be used beyond our own use. We encourage people to download the app from the Google Play store, or from our GitHub repository and deploy it for their own purposes. This website should help to get started with creating bespoke data collection apps that meet individual requirements.

For more information, get in touch with us.