Visualizing Fulcrum Data in geojson.io
Live Data Visualizations With QGIS
Syncing Fulcrum with Google Docs
The IMPORTDATA function can be used to live link a CSV data share with a Google Spreadsheet. Spreadsheet data is refreshed from Google about once every hour.
Syncing Fulcrum with CARTO
CARTO is a service that provides intuitive, web-based tools for GIS and mapping. CARTO’s Synced Tables functionality allows you to simply provide a link to your CSV, GeoJSON, or KML file, which updates your CARTO table on a scheduled basis.
More Info: CARTO Blog Post
Syncing Fulcrum with ESRI
ESRI’s arcgis.com is another service for making web maps that supports linking to CSV files.
More Info: ESRI Blog Post
Adding Fulcrum Data to a Google Crisis Map
Google Crisis Map is an open source tool from the Google.org Crisis Response team that provides for both the creation and visualization of maps for crisis, humanitarian, and non-profit purposes. Fulcrum KML, GeoJSON, and CSV data shares can easily be added to any Crisis Map instance to add real time field reporting capabilities.
Accessing Fulcrum Data on Mobile Devices
Automating Data Downloads with Python
The following Python script can be used to fetch CSV data and save it locally. This script can be used in conjunction with a cron job or scheduled task to automate data downloads.
import urllib2url = 'https://web.fulcrumapp.com/shares/b711f907a8d42665.csv'u = urllib2.urlopen(url)localFile = open('fulcrum_data.csv', 'w')localFile.write(u.read())localFile.close()