How to use the EERI Field Data Collection Tool


  1. Download the file and save to your desktop.
  2. Extract the whole folder inside using WinZip or another extracting program
  3. In this extracted folder, open the EERIFieldTool.jar file.
    1. NOTE: If you are unable to open this file (such as the following error), you might not have Java ® installed. Please download it from:
  4. Click on “Choose Images” to begin. The program will remind you that you can import multiple files or directories at once by holding the Ctrl and Shift keys
  5. After choosing your pictures, they will be imported to the program. If any of them are not geo-tagged, you will be requested to add latitude/longitude information.
  6. Select what earthquake event the uploaded pictures will be sent to.
  7. Complete the information for all the pictures!

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  • If you want to include the same photographer for all pictures, click on Check all, then on With Selected choose “Change Photographer” and include the photographer’s name on the space.
  • If you want to use a category (Structural, Geotechnical, etc) for only some but not all pictures, then click on the checkmark box where changes will be applied, then on With Selected choose “Change Category” and pick the desired category.