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Adding a mapping page to an online survey

Ally Stuart -

This article is for Citizen Space Geospatial. Please speak to your account manager if you are interested in learning more about it.

Adding a mapping page to an online survey enables you to add maps to your consultation.

You can use a mapping page:

  • As an informational page — using a map to give geographically contextual information to respondents 
  • To ask a spatial question — using a map to ask a question and get respondents to generate geographic data (geodata) in their response

Before adding a mapping page

Before you add a mapping page, you need to:

  • Ensure you have a Geospatial subscription and it's been deployed to your Citizen Space instance (ask your site admin or your account manager if you are unsure)
  • Make sure you have set up your site wide geo settings (including adding your Ordnance Survey API key if you are in Great Britain)
  • Create a new online survey consultation

Adding a new mapping page

  1. On the 'Online Survey' page of the consultation dashboard, you will see the option to Add a new mapping page in the sidebar on the left.
  2. You need to add a title to your page, choose where it should be positioned and can add introductory information.
  3. You must also add an Accessible Description which will be shown in the text version of the map. This allows you to add more information about what the purpose of the page is and describe what the map is showing.
  4. Next you need to make sure the map looks correct and provides the right information. You can do this by updating your map settings and configuring your map layers.
  5. Finally, you can choose to add a question to the page. Follow these instructions to add a question to your mapping page.