Creating observations

You collect data with Mapeo Mobile in the form of observations. An observation is based on a geographic location (a point on the map) and can have associated photos, notes, and details.

Create a new observation

Select a category

Select the category that best represents what you are documenting in the observation. Mapeo comes with a default set of categories and associated icons that can be used for collecting and classifying data.

It is possible to create custom categories and icons to tailor Mapeo to specific data collection needs. This customization currently requires significant technical knowledge. For more on customization, see Custom configurations.

Add a description

Tap on the placeholder What is happening here? to add a description of what you are documenting.

Add photos

Photos must be taken in the moment using your phone's camera. Mapeo Mobile does not currently allow you to attach existing images from a gallery or other source.

If the Delete Image button is not visible on the View image screen, tap anywhere on the screen to show. *Deleting images from draft observations is only available in Mapeo Mobile version 5.4.0 or higher.

To confirm deletion, tap Delete Image in the confirmation window. Please note that once deleted, images cannot be recovered.

Images cannot be removed once an observation has been saved.

Add details

Tap NEXT to move to the next question and tap DONE once you have answered the last one.

In order to set up your own custom questions or details fields, you must customize Mapeo. For more information, see Custom configurations

Save observation

* Note on GPS precision

If the GPS signal at the moment of saving the observation has an accuracy worse than ± 10 m, Mapeo will automatically offer you three options:

  1. Tap CONTINUE WAITING to wait until the GPS signal improves.

  2. Tap SAVE to use the current GPS data, even if the accuracy is worse than ± 10 m.

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