In this post, we will download the project set up in the previous tutorial and uploaded to Mergin, to our mobile device and start collecting data using the Input app.

Collecting data using Input app

The project can now be accessed from the Input app. Open your Input app and for the first time you should see a screen similar to the image below:

Sharing projects through Mergin

To log in to the Mergin service, you can select My projects or the green and white icon on the top right.

Sharing projects through Mergin

Type your Mergin username (or email address) and password and then select Sign in.

Once signed in, select My projects and you will see Potholes survey project in the lists

Sharing projects through Mergin

Select the download icon on the right side of Potholes survey to download your project on the phone and make it ready for survey.

After downloading is completed, select Home and you should be able to see Potholes survey.

Sharing projects through Mergin

Select Potholes survey and it will open the map:

Sharing projects through Mergin

To record a feature, select Record button and the pointer changes to a cross-hair.

Sharing projects through Mergin

By default, the cross-hair centres to your location (the orange point) on the map. You can move the map and adjust the location. To recentre the map to your location, you can select GPS button. Once you are happy with the location, you can select Add point and the form for your point will appear:

Sharing projects through Mergin

Fill in the form and press Save. You should see the map with the newly captured pothole:

Sharing projects through Mergin

Read further to synchronise your data back to the PC and visualise them in QGIS.