Does Survey123 always capture a geopoint?

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01-04-2021 08:17 AM
Wade_Bryan
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I have created a survey in Survey123. The survey is being used both online, using the field app installed to a mobile device, and using the field app installed on a laptop. The question I have is does Survey123 always capture the geopoint for the user filling out the survey. For my purposes I don't need a geopoint on a map for this survey as it is purely informational and provides context to what the viewer is seeing in the dashboard map. 

 

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Shwu-jingJeng
Esri Regular Contributor

Hi Bryan,

This link to the online doc would answer your question:

The answer is yes.

If you do not include a geopoint, geotrace, or geoshape question in Survey123 Connect, the main feature layer for your survey will have a geometry type of esriGeometryPoint. The point location is populated with the location information available from the device at the time the survey was opened.

If you do not include a map question in the Survey123 web designer, the main feature layer for your survey will have a geometry type of esriGeometryPoint. The point location for each survey response will default to 0,0.

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