What's new in Maptionnaire? 6/2024

In this section, we will tell about the new additions to Maptionnaire. Check this space to keep up with what's new in Maptionnaire!

Introducing test mode and final publication version (6/2024)

It's now possible to publish a test version of your survey first. You can edit it and share it with test respondents. Then when you are sure that everything is ready, you can publish a final version for data collection. These changes apply to all surveys created after June 24, 2024. You can read more here.

Simplified Excel download and content (6/2024)

We're also introducing changes to the Excel results spreadsheet. Previously, you have received a file with data from all published versions of your survey and it has been up to you to remove or hide test entries. Now, with the changes to survey testing and publication flow, we're starting to offer download per publication version as the standard – which automatically leaves the test data out of the Excel.

Choose which responses to examine in the analysis tool (6/2024)

In the analysis tool, you can now choose to view only responses received to a specific publication version of the survey.

Bring your brand palette to the analysis tool (5/2024)

The analysis tool, included in every Maptionnaire subscription, produces graphs and charts of survey responses automatically – and now you can make them match your brand without having to adapt the colors in each graph!

It's now easier to send team invitations (5/2024)

Before, you could only invite people with Maptionnaire accounts to your team. Now, you can invite a person even if they haven't registered yet. They will be sent an email, which directs them to registration after they have accepted the invitation.

Invitations are still sent from the same place (Manage teams Team settings Members Invite member), but we've added further instructions along the way to make it even easier to invite your colleagues to work in Maptionnaire.

Respondents can see which Pop-up map features they have selected (4/2024)

Two of our most impressive features are the pop-up map (which allows you to direct respondents' focus to specific places on the map and ask further questions about them in a pop-up) and the select map (which allows respondents to select features directly from the map as their response). But what if you want people to both select places and answer further questions based on their selection? We've now adapted the pop-up map so that when a respondent selects a feature, it becomes highlighted. This way respondents can keep track which features they have selected.

Restrict responses to a specific area, aka masking layers (4/2024)

This feature allows you to define where map responses can be placed by the respondent. You can define areas where they shouldn't be placed, or force respondents to stay inside a specific area. For example, if you want the public's output regarding a plan, you can make sure that the responses you get focus on that plan area. You can find instructions here.

Respondent/voter login with Google/Facebook account (3/2024)

If you want to ask respondents to register and log in to respond to a survey or to vote, it's now possible for them to do so using their Google/Facebook accounts. This makes the process smoother and easier! :)

Simplified survey background editing, survey and page settings (12/2023)

We're wrapping up the year by simplifying our survey tool even further. Before, you had to navigate between survey and page settings when setting up a map or image background. Now, you make all decisions regarding backgrounds, layout and alignment in the page settings. You can find instructions here.

We've also re-organized and simplified Survey settings. There are now 4 tabs by default:

  • Title – the settings that were previously under Card + internal name and description.
  • Language – same as before
  • Publication – everything related to publishing your survey and collecting responses
  • Style – Remains the same, except for form layout and alignment, which you now decide in page settings.
Select map and Pop-up map (11/2023)
We've introduced the Select map element, which allows respondents to pick features from a map as answers. To make sure that this element is easy to distinguish from maps with pop-up features, which also record which place the respondent clicked, we've re-named the Click map element Pop-up map. The difference between select and pop-up maps is that the former does not include pop-ups.
Create a grid map (11/2023)
You can now create maps with grids with Maptionnaire's Draw map functionality.
Vector Tile Service and GeoTIFFs (10/2023)

In October 2023, we introduced two new map formats that you can use in Maptionnaire: Cloud Optimized GeoTIFF and Vector Tile Service.

  • To use GeoTIFFs in Maptionnaire, please contact support@maptionnaire.com.
  • For Vector Tile Services, make sure that they are in the coordinate system EPSG: 3857. You should find the link for using VMT in the program you have used to generate them.
Improvements to the analysis tool and results download (10/2023)
  • Improved graphs. In the analysis tool, we have improved the editing possibilities of graphs. For more information, please see this article.
  • Respondent/bounce visitor numbers. You can now also see how many people responded per question, and view and download graphs of how many people responded to your survey. Read more about this here.
  • 'Is not blank' included as a filter option for map responses. E.g. if you asked people to mark a place and elaborate in their own words on its meaning to them, you can filter only those responses with answers to be shown on the map.
  • Explore is back with improved features. Each feature drawn by respondents is assigned a number (you can turn this off if you want). You can zoom to different areas on the map and focus only on the responses in that area. To learn more about this change, please see this article.
  • Simplified Excel file. You can now download an Easy version of the results file. We have removed all unnecessary columns from it to make it as simple as can be – this work will also continue in the future. You can read more about the Excel file here.
List layout (8/2023)

In August 2023, we implemented a change to how surveys, materials, pages and projects are presented in Maptionnaire. 

Previously, surveys were shown as cards, as in the image below:


In practice this made it quite difficult to navigate between surveys.

This is why from now on, you will see surveys in your team as a list:


We have not removed any functionalities, but just made finding everything a little bit easier. The same change applies to other sections: Materials, Projects (incl. Ideas and Proposals), and Pages (Webpage Builder). 


Questionnaires are now in the order in which they were created, newest first. If you re-publish a survey, it won't 'jump' to the top of the list. You can sort the list by creation date to show oldest surveys first.

The Internal name of the survey can be set in Survey settings > General. 

The Questionnaire title is taken from Survey settings > Card.

The Internal description comes from Survey settings > General. 

Image is the one you've chosen in Survey settings > Card. 

Created is the date when the survey was first created.



To go to the editor, click the button with a pencil icon under Edit

To view the analysis tool, click the chart symbol under Analyze

To download results data/hide test responses, click the download symbol under Results

To view the published survey and copy its link, click the button under View

To transfer, copy, archive or delete a survey: tick the checkbox next to the survey's name, and choose the appropriate action by clicking Actions (see image below):


How to categorize and search for surveys


You can search for surveys by their internal name and description. Search by choosing whether you want to search by name or description, and then typing a search term in the box that says 'Search' (see arrow in picture above). 

Another way to organize your surveys is by using color codes, e.g. the pink color above. The color can be set in Survey settings > Card.

How to find out how many people visited or responded to your survey


Click the arrow symbol on the left-hand side of the survey's internal name, and you will see its internal and 'official' title and description. You will also be able to see how many people visited your survey (everyone who responded + everyone who just viewed the survey without interacting with the questions), and how many actually left answers. Respondents includes both the submitted and unsubmitted responses.



Materials follows a similar logic as Questionnaires. 

Name = the name of the file, which you can alter in Edit

Type = whether the asset in question is an image, map file, document, or audio clip

Edit (pencil symbol) = go to the editing window

Preview (only for images) = shows you what the image looks like

Created = the time when the survey was first uploaded to Maptionnaire


You can filter materials by type (e.g. image, type of map...) and search for them using search terms.

To copy, transfer, archive or delete a file, tick the checkbox on the left of its name and click the Actions button.



Internal name and description can be set in Page settings. Page title, description and image come from the Card settings.

To edit, preview, or view a page, click the buttons under Edit, Preview or View

Tags are the tags you have set in the page settings. You can also search for pages by tag:


Language is the language of the page that you have set in page settings. Translation group is a code shared by the pages that are different language versions of the same content and have been linked together under Languages.


To Archive, Restore (if archived), Delete, Transfer, Copy or Bulk edit pages, tick the checkboxes next to the pages in question and click the Actions button.

Place-based discussion tool (Discussion element, 5/2023)

You can now add a commenting box to e.g. click map pop-ups. This feature allows citizens to discuss specific places on the map. Read more about this feature here.

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