Join mWater co-founder and CEO Annie Feighery in Kampala this Friday for an mWater Data Days workshop. Learn how to use the free mWater platform map and monitor water points and other types of sites, create and deploy your own forms, manage users in your organization, and visualize your data. Thanks to the generous support of our partner, Ugandan Water Project, the cost to attend this event is only 100000 USh (or 30 USD). We will also be giving away a free Android phone to one lucky participant! We hope you can join us.
Date: Friday June 22, 2016
Time: 10:00 - 15:00 (lunch included)
Location: Machame Health Club (click here for directions or see map below)
RSVP: Recommended. Use form below.
Now the Maps tab in the portal offers two new views, light background and dark background. This is particularly useful for making your data points pop in presentations for slides and reports. The feature is located in the Config tab for the map.
You can also specify the color and shape of your data markers in the Layers tab by removing the pre-set layers and ticking Add Layer.
mWater allows users to calculate the administrative regions of a GPS-set location. This means users can collect the district, province, state, etc level of information for a given point. Administrative regions differ from GPS coordinates in that they are political boundaries that may change over time. mWater works with users and global databases to keep this information as up-to-date as possible.
We are in the process of removing Admin Region questions in forms. There are a number of reasons for this, notably that, unlike every other mWater question type, they do not work offline (because the underlying database is far too large to keep on a mobile phone) and because they are often redundant information to a location question. We found that only a small amount of users have attempted to use this question type so we do not expect this change to have a large impact.
Instead, you will now be able to turn on an option in the Location question to calculate administrative regions. The default is off. This can be done even after collecting data, and simply makes available an administrative region for data analysis, filtering, choropleth maps, etc. For data exports, this will show up as an extra column in addition to the GPS coordinates.
Please ensure that your forms do not use administrative region questions, though of course we will grandfather existing data. Email info@ mwater.co with any questions.