Syncing data via Wi-Fi
Mapeo Mobile allows you to synchronize the data you have collected with other Mapeo users that are members of the same project. Syncing data does not require an internet connection and can be done in entirely offline areas.
For devices to sync, both need to be in the same place and connected to the same
Wi-Fi network. This Wi-Fi network does not need to have an internet connection. In offline environments, a local WiFi network can be created using a
mobile wireless router, or by creating a
hotspot using a third smartphone.
In offline environments, you can create a local WiFi network (without internet) using a mobile wireless router.
Connect both devices to the same Wi-Fi network. Wi-Fi settings can generally be found in the Quick Settings menu, which can be accessed by swiping down from the top of your screen.
Synchronize button on the Mapeo home screen of both devices to go to the Synchronize screen.
The Synchronize screen will show whether you are connected to a Wi-Fi network. If connected, you will be able to see the name of the network you are connected to in the top left of the navy blue bar. You will also be able to see the unique identification number of your device on the right side of the navy bar.
Devices available for synchronization will be listed below.
Once available devices appear in the list, confirm the identity of the device you plan to synchronize with by consulting the unique identification number on the other user's phone.
Click on the Sync button beside the device name to begin the exchange of data.
You can view new observation data received in the synchronization by looking at the points on the home
Map screen or at the
Observations list screen.
In the Observations list screen, observations collected by other devices will appear with a blue bar on the left side.