Please note that this element is only available in the Gamified Decision-Making module.

Maptionnaire has two participatory budgeting elements, both of which are included in the Gamified Decision-Making module. These are called the budgeting and geobudgeting elements, and they both allow the respondent to participate in the allocation of resources such as funds or CO2 emissions. The geobudgeting element also enables the respondent to place the budgeted items on a map.

To see an example of how these elements can be used in a questionnaire, please see this link. 

How to use the geobudgeting element:

The geobudgeting element functions otherwise the same as the budgeting element, except that it incorporates the mapping feature and as such has slightly more extensive settings.

  1. Set up the map or interactive image that you want to use (see Questionnaire backgrounds).

  2. Add the geobudgeting element to your questionnaire. Its settings are divided into three tabs: Basic, Extra and Dataname. The drawbuttons (the buttons that the respondent clicks to choose that option and place it on the map) also have four settings tabs: Basic, Extra, Style and Dataname.


    First, go to the Basic settings and write the question in Question label. Enter your budget in numbers (without commas between thousands, i.e. 10000 instead of 10,000). Enter the unit of the budget. The unit symbol is placed after the number by default, but you can change that from the Extra settings tab by switching on Unit first.

  3. Then, move to the Drawbuttons section and enter the item names and costs for each drawbutton (=button that respondent clicks to draw on map). Select whether you want the respondents to be able to choose each item only once or several times. You can then make further decisions regarding style and content of the options under Extra and Style settings for each drawbutton. In the Dataname tab you can change the unique option identifier for each option. Before doing so, please familiarize yourself with the ground rules for data names and option identifiers

  4. Under the Extra settings tab for this element, you can write a description for the question and choose other settings. Under Dataname tab, you can give the question a different data name. However, before doing so, please read the article linked above.

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