The Technical Program at STT is currently planning to conduct research on The White Building, located at Phum1 and 2 village in the Tonle Bassac commune of the Chamkar Morn district in Phnom Penh. A training was held today at STT, where 3 staff members along with 3 interns from the Human Rights Based Spatial Planning (HRBSP) project were taught how to use the Open Data Kit (ODK) system in order to collect data from the White Building using mobile technology. By using the ODK system, members of the training will be able to build a data collection survey, collect data on a mobile device and send it to a server, as well as aggregate the collected data.
Data on the White Building is being collected in order to be able to conduct feasibility studies and infrastructure upgrades. Currently the building has cracks and fissures, rooftop leaking, and blockage in the existing draining. Residents of the community also wish to improve the outward appearance of the building.