Download Mapeo Desktop from the Mapeo website and double click the file to launch the installer. For more on installation, see Installing Mapeo Desktop.
Observations mode in Mapeo Desktop is designed for viewing, managing and exporting data collected with Mapeo Mobile. The steps below will cover the basics for testing Observations mode.
For more detailed instructions and information on how to use Mapeo Desktop for creating territory data (Territory mode), see the Complete Reference Guide section on Mapeo Desktop use.
To get started, synchronize collected data from a Mapeo Mobile device. To synchronize via Wi-Fi, as detailed below, the Mapeo Mobile and Mapeo Desktop devices must be near each other.
Make sure both the
Mapeo Mobile device and the
Mapeo Desktop device are connected to the same Wi-Fi network. (An internet connection is not required.)
Mapeo Mobile, tap the
Synchronize button to enter the Synchronize screen.
Mapeo Desktop, click on Synchronize in the Mapeo modes panel.
On the Mapeo Desktop Synchronize screen, identify the mobile device you would like to synchronize with and click on the Synchronize
button below its name.
IMPORTANT: Keep the Synchronize screen open on BOTH devices until the synchronization is complete. Interrupting the sync process can result in permanently corrupted data.
In order to synchronize, Mapeo devices must be connected to the same Wi-Fi network, and using the same project configuration.
To view synchronized data, click on Observations in the Mapeo modes panel.
By default, observations are displayed as dots on a map. Click on an individual dot to view the details of that observation.
To view observations as a gallery of images, click on Media in the Toolbar above the map. Click on an individual image to view the details of that observation.
To view observations in the form of a report, click on Report in the Toolbar.
To look at a subset of your observations in Map, Media or Report view, use the Filter panel to select a specific data range, a subset of categories, or specific data values from details fields.
From Map or Media view, click on a dot or image to view the full details of the corresponding observation. From Report view, use the
EDIT button in the grey toolbar to open the details of the observation shown in the current page of the report.
With the observation details open, click on a field to add or edit information. Click SAVE to save changes.
In Mapeo Desktop you cannot modify the creation date, category type or geographic location of an observation.
To delete an observation, open the observation details and click on the
More options menu. Select Delete observation and confirm deletion in the pop-up window.
Deleting observations cannot be undone, so exercise caution when using delete.
By deleting observations, you will permanently remove them from your device and all devices you synchronize data with in the future. For more on synchronization, see Peer-to-peer & Mapeo sync
Data can be exported to multiple formats from Observations mode in Mapeo Desktop. Basic export instructions are included below.
For more details on Mapeo export formats and process, see Exporting data & sharing externally in the Complete Reference Guide.
To save a PDF report with the observations collected, go to Report view. Filter observations if desired using the Filter panel. Hide any fields you don't wish to appear by using the
Hide fields option in the grey panel above the report. To save, click on
To export observations to GeoJSON, CSV or SMART CSV format, click on the
Export options menu at the top right corner of the Mapeo Desktop window.
Select Export Observations... then select the desired data format and options in the Export Observations pop-up window. Click SAVE to name the export file and choose the location on your computer where it will be saved.
For detailed instructions on all features and uses of Mapeo Desktop, see Mapeo Desktop use in the Complete Reference Guide.