Respondent selects areas from the map (Select map)

This feature makes it possible for respondents to choose features from the map as a response. You can use a grid, points, lines or polygons. It differs from the Pop-up map because the areas do not have any associated pop-up. 

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  1. Create the map or upload an existing shapefile, geoJSON file or WFS layer to Materials.
  2. Make sure that each feature has a unique number ID in the attribute table of the map (map layers created with Maptionnaire will have this automatically). The ID should not include any decimal numbers, letters or anything else than numbers.
  3. Access the map layer's edit mode in Materials. Under ID key, add the name of the column under which the IDs are listed in the map's attribute table. If you created the map with Maptionnaire, this field is filled automatically.
  4. Go to the survey and the page where you want to feature the grid. Set it as the background map following these instructions (note that you will need both a system/base map and the grid as an overlay!).
  5. Go to the survey page where you want the select map to be (make sure that it has a map background!). Add Select map from the element library.
  6. Choose the grid as the Map layer.
  7. The other settings are optional. You can write the question, describe it further, and feature a button in the survey form that directs respondents to click it to start selecting. You can also specify how many cells a respondent can choose.

How do I find out how many times a cell was clicked?

  1. Go to Analyze > Map responses. Add the select map question from the layers.
  2. The map will automatically show the data as a choropleth map. In this type of map, cells are given different colors to indicate how many times they were selected. You can edit the choropleth display under the Visualize tab:
    • Choose between different schemes for the colors.
    • Toggle on Show labels if you want to see how many times a cell was selected.
    • Toggle on Show count = 0 if you want to show also the cells that nobody selected.
    • Fill opacity allows you to adjust the fill of the cells.
    • Number of times a feature was selected shows what the different colors on the map indicate.
  3. You can always download the map as an image or map file.
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