3. Select "Fill Blank Form." Select the form you are using for your class.
4. Enter data into the form, swiping from right-to-left with your finger to get to the next questions. Enter data in all required fields. If you are using GPS coordinates, wait till the accuracy is below 15m before submitting the entry.
4. When you're finished, make sure that the "Mark form as finalized" checkbox remains checked, and hit the "Save Form and Exit" button. If the "Mark Form as finalized" checkbox is unchecked, you will be able to go back later and edit the information in the form, opting to save it as finalized later.
1. On the ODK Collect Home screen, you can review the data you collected, whether it's been saved as incomplete or saved as complete. Select "Edit Saved Form" and choose the data submission you'd like to review. You can correct any mistakes or update the submission, opting to save your changes or ignore any changes made.
2. If you would like to edit form submissions, you can do so regardless of whether you selected "Mark as finalized" when you finished entering data. Tap the fields you wish to edit to get back to the form entry. Once finished, hit the back button on your device and save or ignore your changes.
Once you're done entering and reviewing data in the field, you're ready to send it to ODK Aggregate so you can access it online later. You must have an Internet connection to proceed with this step.
1. Make sure your device is accessing the Internet, either via a WiFi connection or a data plan on a cellular service.
2. Open ODK Collect and select "Send Finalized Form."
3. Check the box next to the entries that you wish to send. Those are the data submissions you entered in the field. The green check mark denotes selected files to be sent. You can select them individually or Toggle All.
4. Hit "Send Selected." Your files will send over the network to the LAS network. You will see a message on your mobile device saying your data was sent successfully (or not, depending on your Internet connection).
5. You have submitted your results! Now it’s time to analyze your data! View Your Data with Google Fusion Tables
3. If you would like to change how the info window looks like, click Change Map and press “Change Info Window.” If you want to have photos appear alongside your data submissions on the map, you can do so by selecting the image column to be included in the information display. (2:30-3:22)
4. Change the colours and style of your map points by clicking on Change Map and Change Feature Styles. This can help you better identify trends in the data by sorting the points by date, location etc. Under Marker Icon you can choose from 3 different ways to style the icon; fixed, column and buckets (3:25)
5. Fusion tables allows you to sort and edit your data. You easily filter through the data on the rows tab, but also in the maps and chart tabs which may help you find trends and changes in the data. (5:28)
6. Remember you can always add more rows by clicking on File and then Import more rows or you can add a row or column under the edit heading. (5:06)
7. When you are done creating your chart, maps, graph etc. Save your document or share it with others using the blue SHARE button on the top right hand corner of the screen. (6:06)
You can also view your data in Google Earth. This is a good alternative to viewing your data in Fusion Tables if you want to add more information to enhance your map, such as points, lines and polygons to better tell the story about your data.
Tip: Once you have imported your data into Google Earth, you can add additional points, lines and polygons to tell a story about your field data collection results. Learn how to Annotate Google Earth.
If there is historical imagery available for the region you are working in, you can see the changes over time. Learn more about historical imagery in Google Earth.
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