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Sharing Data from Mobile Applications

If you are currently using a mobile application to collect water point data, such as Akvo Flow or mWater, uploading to WPDx is a simple process!

Akvo Flow:

  1. Determine which columns from your dataset match with the parameters in the WPDx data standard.  
  2. Contact your Akvo account manager with a request for a WPDx direct link to an Akvo Flow form, specifying which Akvo Flow form you want to export. 
  3. The account manager will provide a URL with an API endpoint.  
  4. Use the URL of the API endpoint in the Direct URL field (Source of Data section) in your WPDx ingestion engine processing task.
  5. Map the column headers from your dataset to the WPDx data standard using the dropdown menus.
  6. Uploads can be scheduled on a monthly, quarterly, etc. basis. Please provide a recommended update schedule in the Description section of the Processing Task. (one time, monthly, quarterly, annually, etc) 

mWater:

Create a datagrid with your data formatted to the WPDx data standard. Click on “Download” and select “As CSV.” Browse to find the download link, which is a permanent URL which can be used to upload and update your data into WPDx.

In Firefox:

  1. Left click on the download arrow in upper right-hand the Firefox window.
  2. Right click on your mWater file
  3. Select Copy Download Link
  4. Save this link or copy directly into the Direct URL field (Source of Data section) in your WPDx ingestion engine processing task
  5. Map the column headers from your dataset to the WPDx data standard using the dropdown menus.
  6. Uploads can be scheduled on a monthly, quarterly, etc. basis. Please provide a recommended update schedule in the Description section of the Processing Task. (one time, monthly, quarterly, annually, etc)

In Chrome:

  1. Left click on the three vertical dots in the upper right-hand corner of the Chrome window.
  2. Select Downloads
  3. Right click on the download link and select ‘Copy link address’
  4. Save this link or copy directly into the Direct URL field (Source of Data section) in your WPDx ingestion engine processing task
  5. Map the column headers from your dataset to the WPDx data standard using the dropdown menus.
  6. Uploads can be scheduled on a monthly, quarterly, etc. basis. Please provide a recommended update schedule in the Description section of the Processing Task. (one time, monthly, quarterly, annually, etc)

If you have trouble with the automatic connections, you can always upload the XLSX, XLS or CSV version of the file directly.

As a reminder, please be sure to remove any personally identifying information before uploading data.