Fulcrum Community

Quickly & easily crowdsource your data collection project with Fulcrum Community.

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What is Fulcrum Community?

Fulcrum Community enables rapid mobilization of crowdsourced field data collection volunteers in response to local, national, regional or global events. Our intention in launching Fulcrum Community is to provide anyone, anywhere, with the best technology to complement and augment conventional response efforts with the ability to collect highly accurate, real-time geospatial data from the field and provide that anonymized data freely and openly for all.

Who can use it?

Anyone can request a provisioned Fulcrum Community account, but our primary objective is to provide assistance to Humanitarian agencies, non-profits, NGOs, or even Government entities that respond to local, state, national, regional and global events. Some example, qualified events that we think of include hurricanes, tornadoes, earthquakes, pandemics, drought, famine, refugees, floods, wildfires, and others. We discourage commercial use of Fulcrum Community, as the data, by default, is anonymized, free and open to all.

How does it work?

To get started, complete the short request form below. Approved Fulcrum Community account requests are provisioned within an hour. Once approved, managers can quickly customize a unique Community account page, include standard data collection apps or create new ones, invite volunteers by email or social media. Volunteers can download Fulcrum for either iOS or Android and log in to the new account with their social media credentials and begin collecting data in minutes. As data is collected and submitted, it is immediately available on a public map and the anonymized data is downloadable as a free and open data set for incorporation with other data by anyone. Once the event concludes, the manager can shut down the account and Fulcrum Community will post all cumulative data for archival download.

Request a Fulcrum Community

Fulcrum Community currently is provided for short-term projects (under a year) on a case-by-case basis. It is offered at no cost to qualified humanitarian projects such as humanitarian operations, disaster relief, damage assessments, and environmental protection. Submit a request below and a team member will get back to you as soon as possible.

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