The full list of information collected is as follows:
- All of the reports volunteers submit on breeding sites, adult mosquito sightings, and tiger mosquito missions. This includes the volunteer’s precise location when submitting each report, any location that the volunteer specifies on the report map, and any photographs, notes or other information that the volunteer attaches to the report.
- Rough information about volunteer locations at other times, sampled at random time intervals. This information is collected in order to build a map of the geographic areas that volunteers are monitoring for tiger mosquitoes, and to learn more about the routes along which tiger mosquitoes may be spreading. In order to make it impossible to determine precise location information from this data, the latitudes and longitudes are rounded down to the nearest 0.05 degrees before the location is transmitted from the volunteer’s device. This makes it impossible to determine where the actual location was within a 0.05 degree latitude by 0.05 degree longitude area (the size of a small city like Blanes).
- Information about the phone model, battery power, language settings, and Mosquito Alert installation (i.e. which version of Mosquito Alert is installed and what operating system and operating system version it is installed on). This information is used to help the research team improve the application.