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Exporting data from Geospatial

Matthew Sital-Singh -

Geospatial data can be exported in the Shapefile format which can then be imported by GIS software for further analysis or manipulation. This allows you to use data collected via Geospatial in a way that suits your existing GIS workflow without modifying the information submitted by a respondent.

There are 3 main ways to export geospatial data from an activity:

Exporting a single geospatial response

Exporting all geospatial responses to a question

Exporting all geospatial responses for an entire activity


Exporting a single geospatial response

To download the Shapefile for a single response:

  1. Navigate to the dashboard of your activity.
  2. Select the Responses Organised by Question link under the 'Responses to this Activity' heading

    'Responses to this Activity' section on Dashboard with 'Responses organised by question' highlighted

  3. Select the title of the relevant Geo Draw question
  4. In the list of individual responses, choose the Download option which corresponds to the response you want to export

    Map and table of Geo Draw question on Responses by Question with "Download" highlighted

You can also download a Shapefile for an individual response via 'Responses organised by Respondent'. Select a response ID and choose the 'Export Shapefile' link below the question response you're interested in. 

Exporting all geospatial responses to a question

To download a Shapefile containing all the responses for a particular Geo Draw question:

  1. Navigate to the dashboard of your activity.
  2. Select the Responses Organised by Question link from your activity dashboard

    'Responses to this Activity' section on Dashboard with 'Responses organised by question' highlighted

  3. Select the title of the relevant Geo Draw question
  4. Above the responses map, choose the Export Shapefile link

    Map and table of Geo Draw question on Responses by Question with "Export" highlighted

Exporting all geospatial responses for an entire activity

To download a combined Shapefile for all Geo Draw questions, with a separate layer for each question:

  1. Navigate to the dashboard of your activity.
  2. Select the Responses Organised by Respondent link from your activity dashboard

    'Responses to this Activity' section on Dashboard with 'Responses organised by respondent' highlighted

  3. Choose the Export all geo responses (Shapefile) link above the question filter box.

    Responses by Respondent table on Geo activity with 'Export all geo responses' selected