Tech News: Smoother Data Management and Updated Range Question

We are always busy enhancing the Maptionnaire experience based on our community's feedback. Here are a few updates on recent improvements.

Browse all of your map responses in one view and delete uploaded files easily

Once you're done with gathering data with a survey and move on to make sense of the responses, you are likely to run into a couple of our latest tech tweaks. Under the "Comments" menu in the analysis side of Maptionnaire you will now see the full details of your map responses, including the possible comments attached to the map markings (see image below). Use this one-stop shop to get an overview of the answers for further processing.

You can now see everything relating to a map marking in one view.

You can now see everything relating to a map marking in one view.

Another improvement is found under the "Files" menu. This is where all the images or other files respondents have submitted to you get stored. While it has always been possible to delete them for any reason, we've now made the process much easier by adding a "delete" button next to each file.

We’ve received requests to make deleting response files easier. Now it is!

We’ve received requests to make deleting response files easier. Now it is!

Range question now armed to deliver exact value shares

Finally, we added a new feature to the range question type. After adding one to a survey, you can now, under the settings menu, choose to tick "Show value" and the question will be accompanied by a number that helps the respondent to choose their stance precisely.

The range question can now be set up to help the respondent indicate where they stand between options.

The range question can now be set up to help the respondent indicate where they stand between options.

We hope these improvements will make your work with Maptionnaire and the public participation process easier. More things are coming later this year – make sure you subscribe to our newsletter to hear about them first!

Happy Mapping!


Banner picture by Rich Tervet