By: Open Contracting Partnership
OC4IDS Field Level Mapping Template Tutorial
By Open Contracting Partnership
Mapping is about documenting your sources of contracting data, and documenting how that data “maps” to OC4IDS – that is, identifying which data elements within your data sources match which OC4IDS fields and codes.
This tutorial introduces the field-level mapping template and teaches you how to use it to map your data to OC4IDS. The tutorial includes a worked example of mapping the fields from a single table in a fictional infrastructure transparency portal to OC4IDS.
The worked example mapping template used in this guidance is available here. The mapping template is optimized for use as a Google Spreadsheet, and we recommend working with it in that format. You can find a blank Field Level Mapping Template here.