Is it possible to configure Survey 123 map?

10-28-2021 01:10 AM
New Contributor III


Is it possible to configure the map in Survey 123? We are looking to crowdsource data and would like to use Survey 123 since it has excellent autocomplete options, but we find that the map itself is not so intuitive, especially in browsers on mobile devices. Is it possible to configure the map?

It would help to hide the lat/long boxes, and I see in this post from 2017 that it was not possible at the time. Has there been any change since then?

Thanks in advance.

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Esri Notable Contributor

Hi. If using Survey123 Connect to publish your survey, you can apply the hide-input appearance to your geopoint question to make the XY coordinate user inputs read-only.

Using Survey123 Connect you can also configure a custom web map  for your geopoint, geotrace and geoshape questions. All you need to do is to link your web map to your survey first, and then specify its item id in the body::esri:style column. Check this blog for details.  We are planning to add the ability to use custom web maps in designer soon. @ZhifangWang 



New Contributor III

Hi and thank you for the information.

We have configured a custom map, but our test users report that the lat/long boxes are confusing, and some struggled to find their way back to the survey questions. 

But it could be useful to only add the address option so that the map won't cause any confusion.

Thanks again.

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