GeoODK has institutional involvements that contributes to the development and the advancements of this open source platform. There contributions and partnership is valued and continues to grow. As these institution have had needs for data collection the development of GeoODK has risen. GeoODK was created by a team of researchers and developers now based at the University of Maryland and International Institute of Applied System Analysis (IIASA) . Development contribution have also been made by the Global Agricultural Monitoring (GEOGLAM) initiative in response to the growing calls for improved agricultural information.

Geographical Sciences, Univerisy of Maryland, College Park

To lead the development of academic, educational, and research directions of human and natural systems, land cover/and land use change and geospatial information science, harnessing the integrative nature of geographic science to answer fundamental questions of global importance.

Global Agricultural Monitoring

The Group on Earth Observations (a partnership of governments and international organizations) developed the Global Agricultural Monitoring (GEOGLAM) initiative in response to the growing calls for improved agricultural information. The goal of GEOGLAM is to strengthen the international community’s capacity to produce and disseminate relevant, timely and accurate forecasts of agricultural production at national, regional and global scales through the use of Earth Observations (EO), which include satellite and ground-based observations. This initiative is designed to build on existing agricultural monitoring programs and initiatives at national, regional and global levels and to enhance and strengthen them through international networking, operationally focused research, and data/method sharing.

International Institute of Applied Systems Analysis

IIASA is an international scientific institute that conducts research into the critical issues of global environmental, economic, technological, and social change that we face in the twenty-first century. Our findings provide valuable options to policy makers to shape the future of our changing world. IIASA is independent and funded by scientific institutions in Africa, the Americas, Asia, Oceania, and Europe.


There have been many people that have helped with support, ideas, testing and minor contributions. The following list are people to acknowledge for their help and support in the development of GeoODK.