South Dakota BIT Workshop


Location: Lower Brule Sioux Tribe Reservation, Lower Brule, South Dakota

TUESDAY MAY 16: Mapping and Mobile Forms Workshop

NOTE: This day will be an applied workshop for tribal staff that are involved in tribal TRP data management, data entry and/or mapping (no GIS experience needed). Bring your laptops (you will need a laptop, not a tablet) to access and work on your data and/or maps, and if possible also bring an Android mobile device.

Workshop Website


8:00 – 10:00 Introduction 
Social and Boot up time 
Overview of workshop by Mickey Hartnett
Demonstration of BIT databases by Oral Saulters

10:00-11:00 Mapping 
o Access your maps for viewing offline 
o Annotate your maps offline 

1:00 – 2:30 PDF Forms for Mobile Devices and Open Data Kit Forms for Android Devices

  • Collecting data for BIT, ACRES and other databases using offline forms for tablets and phones
  • Exporting data for mapping and database entry
2:30-4:00 Sharing Your Data
  • Putting your maps on your website 
  • Sharing databases online 
4:00 – 5:00 pm: Update on national trends on data coordination & mgt.
  • Demonstration and Discussion by Victoria Flowers, Oneida Nation

Note: the "clean download" from BIT option has been repaired

Google Drive
Google My Maps Support

Google Photos
Google Photos Support


Google Map for iPhone and iPad

You can't edit a My Maps with an iPhone, but you can use the Google Maps app to view My Maps that you created on your computer or on an Android mobile device


For iPhones and iPads
For Android phones and tablets


ODK Build
XLS to XML converter
XLS Forms advanced
Click here to preview form on your laptop 

Use this URL to preview form in the browser of your mobile device

Use this QR Code to preview form on your mobile device


Google Drive Support
Google My Maps Support
Google Sites Support


Google My Maps Example

This is a Google My Maps with data from the EPA EnviroFacts database that is similar to what you can create by importing the ODK form submission spreadsheet from Google Drive (see below)

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