Open Source Software - Basic Colllection




According to the Open Community Approach the resource mentioned on the website of Expert Focus Group for Space and Global Health (former AT6FUI) transfered from to Wikiversity for letting the community to engage add and edit those resources.

Open Source Alternatives


With the learning resource you will be able to select OpenSource Software alternatives for commercial software for some tasks in your agency/institution or for easy access in capacity building programs.

According to sustainability and the application of the fallback method in Risk Management you can check the website for Open Source Alternatives to learn about those opportunities.

For special software types for spatial public health see the following sections:

Geographic Information System


Spatial Analysis



  • LimeSurvey for Online Questionaires
  • e-Question and SDAPS for studies where [digital mobile device]s are not applicable and the questionnaire should be automatically processed by scanning the document.

Augmented Reality Software

  • MixARE Mixed Augmented Reality Engine (Make Health Risk and Health Resources visible in the camera image of mobile devices)

Statistics Software including Spatial Analysis


Numeric Software


The following tools can be used for numerical analysis of spatial data and image analysis of satellite images

Crowd Sourcing


Literature Management


For research Collection of Reference for Spatial Pubic Health can be maintained as a Group in Zotero to share relevant publications for Public Health Risk Mitigation.

Created a Spatial Public Health Group for the AT6 Follow-Up Initiative

Web-based Presentation


Satellite Navigation System


The navigation system in the AT6FUI is used  as (usually electronic) system that aids in navigation and used to provide routing to public health risk mitigation resource or provide risk and resource information on mobile devices like smart phones.

Unified Modelling Language UML (Wiki)

  • ArgoUML is the leading open source UML modeling tool and includes support for all standard UML 1.4 diagrams. It runs on any Java platform and is available in ten languages.

Project Management (Wiki)

Video Conferencing for Virtual Meeting


According to the Low-Cost Concept of the Meeting it will be necessary to provide an Environment for Feedback and Questions after Playback of the presentation.

Flashmeeting was used for Expert Meeting at the UN-Campus in Bonn and for AT6FUI 2012. If you want to create meeting base on the Open Community Approach see current OpenSource alternatives for Videoconferencing.

An OpenSource-Solution will be provided by OpenMeeting.



Video Editing Software


Pre-Installed on your Computer or OpenSource)

  • Windows Movie Maker Windows Default Video Editor
  • VideoLAN Movie Creator for Windows, Mac, Linux, License OpenSource
  • KDEnlive  for Linux, Mac with MacPorts, Window with USB-Boot-System, License OpenSource
  • iMovie for Mac, preinstalled on your Mac,

If you need more support, use YouTube Screencast Videos:

ScreenCast PresentationA ScreenCast is a video that records the content on the screen (Fullscreen or Area on the Screen) digitally without a real camera with additional audio comments.

The ScreenCasts are most appropriate for showing other users how to perform a certain Spatial Public Health Task with a Software or digital Tool.

Questionnaires: Automated Evaluation of Paper & Pencil Questionnaires


In some case paper & pencil questionnaires are the only option for collecting data about spatial patterns of risk and resource, if digital devices cannot be applied.

  1. Create a Questionnaire in LaTeX or LibreOffice
  2. Print Questionnaire on paper
  3. Use Questionnaire for Data Collection
  4. Scan the paper & pencil questionnaires
  5. Automatic evaluation and get the CVS-File

The Open Source Solution SDAPS is providing this solution to you.

Open Source Speech Recognition & Telephony  Server


Speech Recognition is helpful for automated public health support that can be performed by a Telefony Server like Asterisk. A personal response performed by humans experts are expensive.


  • Automated response could guide the caller by speech recognition to an audio comments that supports Public Health Risk Mitigation. This provides free time for a human expert on the phone to deal with Public Health Cases that cannot be automated.
  • Create machine readible reports just by phone calls.
  • Widely spread IT-equiment in developing countries is the mobile phone. Providing Public Health Support needs to reach people exposed to public health risk via IT-infrastructure that is available for the people. So a telefony interface is needed for public health risk mitigation strategies.

Software for Telefony Server & Speech Recognition


Text exists with the Google API for Speech Recognition together with Asterisk. This is not an Option for Public Health Risk Mitigation, because of Security Reasons. In case of application of Google-API the audio data of callers are submitted to Google Servers.

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