How to Use Lapis Guides as a Project Administrator

How to Edit Field Guide Information in Lapis Guides

This tutorial shows how to quickly make changes to the descriptive text in the field guide section on your mini-app through our online server page.  It is very simple to do and can allow you to fix any issues you notice in your field guide; from small problems like spelling mistakes to larger changes like adding a large block of text in the description.  We've also made it possible to add hyperlinks to text so that users can get further information on certain topics from a website you've chosen.


Managing Your Translations in Lapis Guides

Often times we need to have text in multiple languages for various reasons. Perhaps the area where your project takes place is multi-lingual, or maybe you are trying to encourage foreigners to join in on some citizen science as well. Whatever your reason, adding language translations to your project is very easy to do. Follow along with the tutorial and you'll see just how simple it is.

Working With Photographs in Lapis Guides

This tutorial will get you on the fast track to adding, changing, and deleting photographs visible in your Lapis Guides mini-app. Making photo adjustments is really simple and only takes a few clicks!

Working with Project Data in Lapis Guides

Once your project has been running for a while, you will start building up a solid database of citizen scientist submitted data. Now that you've got this data, you'll want to start working with it. In this tutorial, we'll quickly guide you on how to access the data, sort through it, manage/edit it, and how to download it for use in external software (we've used QGIS as an example).

Managing User Submitted Data in Lapis Guides

As soon as you have people submitting data to your project, it is important to know how to manage this data.  No user submitted data will be visible in the app until it has been verified by a project administrator.  Through the server it is really easy to verify correct data, edit incorrect data, and delete unusable data. Follow along with the server to learn how it all works.

Importing Lapis Guides Project Data into QGIS

This video tutorial is in response to a special request to show how to import data from a Lapis Guides project into QGIS. It also goes into detail on how to add a natural colour base map using Sentinel-2 satellite bands 2, 3, and 4, as well as adding labels to show the ID number of each data point.

A couple notes about the data:

After downloading the data set from the Lapis Guides server, we edited it in Google Sheets to include an "ID Number" column in addition to the columns already present. We also downloaded all the image files associated with each data point and changed their file names to match the new ID numbers. This made the labeling on QGIS a lot cleaner than the old file names.

The satellite imagery was also previously downloaded. I do not go into detail on where/how to access satellite imagery, but there is a lot of info online if you are interested.

If you would like to follow along with this tutorial with the same data, follow this link for access: https://goo.gl/3rbAxk