Quick guide: How to access results and analyze data

Once you have received answers to your questionnaire, you can download the results as an Excel spreadsheet. Maptionnaire also comes with an analysis tool that is easy to use to filter, examine and visualize different map answers.

Downloading your results as an Excel sheet

  1. Go to your questionnaire and choose Results from the upper right hand menu.

  2. You can choose which publication version you want to download or (in Manage respondents) filter results data according to dates. For more information on these options, please take a look at the article on hiding test results. When you are ready to download the results spreadsheet, click the blue button that says Download responses as Excel sheet (.xlsx).


You can also watch a short video clip on this:

How to use the Maptionnaire analysis tool

  1. Go to the questionnaire that you want to analyze. Choose Analyze from the upper right corner menu.

  2. Under Response graphs, you can view and download graphs of multiple choice and slider/range questions as well as word clouds of open questions. For further instructions, please see the linked article.

  3. Under Map responses, you can view the map responses and comments left on interactive images; please keep reading for an overview of how to view, filter, visualize and export map views.

  4. Add the map/interactive image layers (map/interactive image questions) that you want to examine from the drop-down menu. Please note that the layers will be categorized by the question drawbutton title. You can rename them in this tool after adding them.


    In this example (below), the responses to one map question have been added, meaning that there is one analysis layer.


  5. From the map menu in the upper right corner, you can decide which map or image you want to use as the background. You can also change the visualization of the pins and lines by altering their color, size, opacity and line width. You can also present them as a heatmap. You can find these settings by clicking the expand symbol on the upper right corner of the map layer and then choosing the Visualization tab. The different visualization choices can be accessed by clicking the cog symbol (see arrow in the image below).


  6. Filter map markings in the Filtering tab. You can filter answers given in both pop-up questions (follow-up questions asked after respondent has placed pin/drawn a line or area) and background (non-interactive) questions. See this article for more tips and tricks on how to analyze your data using different filters.


    For example, in the example below, we have filtered only the responses in which the word 'beautiful' is contained in the pop-up question.


  7. Examine different filtered or unfiltered answers on the map in the Explore tab.


  8. Finally, you can export map views as image files to be used in reports and other documentation under Export. You can choose from three image sizes, but please note that the largest will take more time to upload. You can also download the map layers as shapefiles and geoJSONs, ready to be used in other GIS sotfware. 


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ):

What type of response data do we get from a Maptionnaire questionnaire?

The type of response data that you get depends on the types of question elements you have chosen for your questionnaire.

In which format can I download the response data?

Currently, the response data is downloadable as an Excel spreadsheet. The map responses can also be downloaded as shapefiles and geoJSONs.

I've asked the respondents to upload their own files, such as photographs, as responses. How are these featured in Results? Can I download them as a bundle?

When the respondent uploads their own files, we feature them as links in the final results Excel spreadsheet. It is not currently possible to automatically download them in one folder or as a bundle. 

Can I see how many respondents have taken the questionnaire somewhere?

Yes, you can view the number of respondents from either Results or from your team's questionnaires report. For more information on how to read the Results spreadsheet, please take a look at this article. To access your team's questionnaires report, go to Team Settings > Reports tab > Download questionnaires report. The column Respondents shows the number of respondents who have submitted their responses (by clicking the Done! button). For more information on the report CSV files, please refer to this article.


Can I use the data in a GIS programme like QGIS?

Yes, you can. The results data contains the coordinates for each map point that has been placed (WKT), making it easy to simply transfer the Excel data to a GIS software. You can also download the map responses as shapefiles or geoJSONs in the analysis tool.

How long do you (Maptionnaire) retain our (the client) data after our license has expired?

We (Maptionnaire) typically retain your (the client) team/subgroup with its surveys, pages, materials and results data for 90 days following the end of your license. Please note that this does not mean that you will be able to access your team and data during the 90 days; it simply means that we keep it for that period in case you want to renew your license. Therefore, when choosing the length of your license, please make sure that you leave enough time for data analysis. 

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  • Greetings,

    Is there a tutorial page on how to visualize and review comments submitted on Interactive Images?


  • Hello Hans,

    You can access results for interactive image from Analyze page. Select the question you want the results from as ‘Analysis layer’ and the interactive image as ‘Basemap’. Now you should see the responses over the interactive image.

    Best regards,

    Ekku from Maptionnaire Support Team


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