Exporting data & sharing externally
This section covers the available options and formats for exporting data from Observations mode in Mapeo Desktop.
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    Save as PDF report: if you want to download or print a PDF report with the observations collected.
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    Export as GeoJSON: if you want to continue working on your data in another mapping software (such as QGIS, ArcGIS, and others)
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    Export as CSV: if you want to view and manage your data using a spreadsheet in Microsoft Excel, Google Sheets, or other data analysis tools.
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    Export as Web Map: if you want to publish an interactive online map with the observation data.

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Save as PDF report

In Mapeo Desktop you can view your data as a report. Each page of the report contains the details of one observation. From the Report view, you can:
  • Edit the details of the observation on the current report page by clicking on
    EDIT in the grey panel above the report.
  • Control which observations are included in the report using the Filters panel. For more on filtering, see Filter observations.
  • Decide which detail fields you want to show or hide. To do so, click on the
    Hide Fields button in the grey panel above the report and toggle on off/on the fields that you want to hide/show. Click on SHOW ALL to show all fields and click on HIDE ALL to hide them all.
Hide Fields options in Report view
  • To save the report as a PDF, click on
    Save PDF in the grey panel above the report. In the pop-up window, give a name to the PDF file and choose where to save it. Once you are done, click on Save. To view, share or print the report, locate the saved file on your computer and click on it to open it.

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Export as GeoJSON

This is a useful export option if you want to continue working on your data in another mapping software (such as
QGIS,
ArcGIS, or others).
To export your observation data as .GeoJSON:
  1. 1.
    In the Observations mode of Mapeo Desktop, click on
    Export options in the Toolbar on the top right of the Mapeo Desktop window.
  2. 2.
    Select Export observations...
3. In the Export Observations pop-up window:
  • For the Data format field, select GeoJSON.
  • In the Only filtered data or all data? field, choose if you want the exported file to contain only filtered data or all data.
  • In the Also export photos? field, choose between including no photos, full-size photos, or preview-size photos in the exported file.
4. Click on SAVE.
5. In the pop-up window, give a name to the .GeoJSON file and choose where to save it. Once you are done, click on Save.
You can now load and use this file in mapping software.

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Export as CSV

This is a useful export option if you want to view and manage your data using a spreadsheet and doing
graphs and statistic analysis in software such as Microsoft Excel,
Google Sheets, and others.
To export your observation data as .csv:
  1. 1.
    In the Observations mode of Mapeo Desktop, click on the
    Export Observation Data menu at the top right corner of the screen.
  2. 2.
    Select Export observations...
3. In the Export Observations pop-up window:
  • For the Data format field, select CSV.
  • In the Only filtered data or all data? field, choose if you want the exported file to contain only filtered data or all data.
  • In the Also export photos? field, choose between including no photos, full-size photos, or preview-size photos in the exported file.
4. Click on SAVE.
5. In the pop-up window, give a name to the .csv file and choose where to save it. Once you are done, click on Save.
You can now load and use this file in other software.

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Export as Web Map

This is a useful export option if you want to publish an interactive online map with the observation data. To export observation data to a Web Map:

Create a Mapeo Web Package file

  1. 1.
    In the Observations mode of Mapeo Desktop, on the toolbar, click on
    Export options.
  2. 2.
    Select Export Webmap...
  3. 3.
    In the pop-up window, give a title and a description to the map and click on SAVE.
4. In the pop-up window, give a name to the Mapeo Web Package (.mapeomap) file and choose where to save it. Once you are done, click on SAVE.

Publish your map online

  1. 1.
    Go to the website maps.mapeo.app and sign in or sign up. It's free and you only need an e-mail account and a password.
  2. 2.
    Click on + ADD MAP.
3. In the pop-up window, navigate in your computer's file system to locate the Mapeo Web Package (.mapeomap) file. Select it and click on Open. Wait until the uploading process is complete.
4. Click on
Publish link to Map to open the website with your published map!
5. Copy the URL link of the online map to share it with other people
You can also:
  • Click on
    Edit map details to edit the title, description, terms & limitations, and style of the background map.
  • Click on
    Menu to delete the map.
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