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Analyze results

Previous exercises have instructed you in how to create a survey, publish your survey for a small group of users, and submit the survey in the field. In this final exercise, you will explore the Survey123 website and the tools it provides to visualize the results of your survey and share it with other users.

Sign in and access your survey

Browse to the Survey123 for ArcGIS website, and sign in by clicking either the link in the upper right or the Try It Now button.

  1. In the Survey123 website, you can access any survey you have created to view its results, delete it, or change its privacy settings.
  2. Only the user account that published the survey has access to it in the Survey123 website initially. Regardless of the authorization levels of the member accounts you set up in the Create a group exercise, these accounts will be unable to access it.
    An entry in the
  3. You can click the thumbnail for the Damage Assessment survey to access its home page, or click one of the icons below its title to open a specific page. If you have other surveys available, you can use the search and sort functions above the selections to filter or rearrange them. With only one survey available, this is unnecessary.

    Your browser will open your survey's returned data, with four available tabs: Overview, Collaborate, Analyze, and Data.

Analyze question results

In many situations in which a survey is called for, both individual responses and general trends are important to consider. In this case, you'll start by looking at the tabularized and mapped data to determine which individual reports are important to check.

  1. Click the Analyze tab. This tab contains automatically generated charts and maps using data pulled from your survey's results, useful in a variety of different ways. In a damage assessment survey, it helps to determine areas that need more immediate attention, as well as general trends.
  2. Not all question types can be displayed here due to visualizations not being implemented for them. While they will appear within the data in other areas, these types of questions cannot be charted or mapped on the Analyze tab.
    Mapping of sample data severity question
  3. The first thing you want to know in this scenario is where the areas of greatest damage are. On the first question, for level of severity, choose Map. This opens a map with the location of your survey's responses displayed, symbolized by response to the question. The map automatically moves to a location and level of zoom suitable to display as many points as possible.
  4. Your survey's responses will be different, but this example shows damage localized to buildings around a certain area, although the level of damage varies.
    Chart of sample data's construction question
  5. The question of construction type will tell you what was damaged; this sample data shows the majority of damage was done to buildings, with some damaged roads and bridges. The Map function would help here as well, showing damaged transport routes, although there are none of note in this case.
    Chart of sample data's assessment question
  6. A select multiple question such as this one cannot be displayed on a map. The results can still be viewed in bar and column chart form, however, and the sample data shows a relatively high need for medical care and low call for shelter.
    Chart of sample data's cost question
  7. Integer and decimal questions such as the cost question have the ranges for their charts drawn dynamically, dependent on the values from the survey responses. This is of limited use with the sample data, but two pronounced outliers are visible. Click the Map button.
    Map of sample data's cost question
  8. The map uses a different dynamic data range to draw its points, with larger numbers being darker. Because the greatest outlier is the most likely location to need immediate support, it needs to be located. Search for your own equivalent point in your results.
    In the example, there are two potential sites this outlier could refer to. It's important to figure out which of these is the most important to support, which requires searching through the individual data. Click the Data tab at the top of the page.

View data as an individual response, table or map

The Data tab contains ways to view all of your survey responses as raw data and mapping. This provides alternative methods to examine your results as well as convert your data into additional formats for use by other applications. There are several options available to find particular responses, such as those that were highlighted on the Analyze tab.

  1. The Data page displays your data through a table and map with all results. The map automatically zooms to a level displaying as many of your results as possible.
    Map and table of sample data
  2. Click an entry in the table to focus on its point on the map, and open an Individual Response section, detailing the single response as much as possible. You can also do the same in reverse, clicking a map point to highlight an individual entry in the table and in the Individual Response section. This is a quick way to see all answers for a specific entry. From the Individual Response section you can also choose to print the current response.
  3. In the case of the sample data, the two highest-cost entries are both classed as totally destroyed and need all forms of assessment. This is enough information to act quickly on, but little more can be done in the Survey123 website itself.
  4. Above the map on the Data tab, open the Export button. This allows you to export your survey's responses into a format for use in other programs, defined by the button's drop-down menu.
  5. Select to export it as a comma-separated value (CSV) file, which can be opened with any spreadsheet program. Download and open this file.
    CSV file of sample data
  6. While the CSV format does not directly support mapping of points (instead displaying the latitude and longitude of the responses), it is ideal for backups, integration into other applications, and charting results in ways not supported by the Analyze tab. You can also download your results as a shapefile or geodatabase file for use in other GIS applications.
  7. On the lower left of the Data tab is the Open in Map Viewer button. This allows you to use the powerful and versatile ArcGIS tools to aid your results in a large number of ways.
  8. For more information, refer to View maps in Map Viewer.

Finally, go to the Collaborate tab to determine who has access to your survey's results. For more information, refer to Share survey results.