Can we turn off the 'zoom to current location' function when collecting a new point in Field Maps?

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03-03-2021 01:07 PM
SashaHelton
New Contributor III

We're building out a field map to be used while reviewing video and every time they collect a point the application zooms them to their current location. The crew performing this work will be in office or at home so having to pan back to the project area is time consuming and a bit confusing. 

I can't seem to figure out how to turn this off for this map? Our thought for a work around is to have the guys turn their cellular data off while doing this work but that seems sloppy. 

Any ideas are welcome! 

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LanceCole
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Do not use the collect feature button.  Instead, if you tap and hold on the map a magnifier cross-hair will appear.  Position your finger over the location to be collected and release. This drops a pin with the option to "Collect Here".  Select the feature type to collect and press "Submit".  The map stays where you are working.  Hope I understood your question correctly.

Note, the magnifier is showing the area under your finger tip and this is where the pin will be dropped.

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LanceCole
MVP Regular Contributor

Do not use the collect feature button.  Instead, if you tap and hold on the map a magnifier cross-hair will appear.  Position your finger over the location to be collected and release. This drops a pin with the option to "Collect Here".  Select the feature type to collect and press "Submit".  The map stays where you are working.  Hope I understood your question correctly.

Note, the magnifier is showing the area under your finger tip and this is where the pin will be dropped.

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SashaHelton
New Contributor III

Thank you! This is perfect! I'm so glad there's an easy solution! 

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