Short for Campaign Information Management System, it is a system for facilitating outreach campaigns using location-sensitive mobile data collection.
It enables MCDI's workers on Bioko to collect data using mobile computing devices with limited connectivity. It organizes forms and facilitates data entry by pre-filling information based on location.
The CIMS was developed by a number of contributors at the University of Southern Maine in collaboration with and funded by MCDI.
Yes, with some work. CIMS is composed of a number of freely-available software packages, many of which are open-source. At a minimum you need an Android-based tablet and a networked computer.