Optimise geopoint field on mobile device

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12-31-2021 08:06 AM
HelenCooper
Occasional Contributor III

Hi all, 

I have a very basic Survey123 questionnaire which just contains a Geopoint field - I just want users to add a location and submit it.   When users are on a mobile device, it seems counterintuitive that they have to click through to the map, and then click the question heading again to go back and then push another button to actually submit the location (although I can see the logic in the map becoming full screen for them).   Is there any way to streamline this, or make it more intuitive for mobile phone users?

Very many thanks for any thoughts in advance!

Helen

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kurdishbrwar
Occasional Contributor
Is it the application or program St Helen? I think it is better to include a picture of the problem, thank you.

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HelenCooper
Occasional Contributor III

Sorry, you're right @kurdishbrwar , here are some images to demonstrate!

Step 1. click the map

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Step 2. Go to location within the map (map is at full screen)

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Step 3: click the map pin button on the bottom right of the map, to drop a pin

 

step3.PNG

 

Step 4: click the black question heading at the top of the map to return to previous screen.

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Step 5: Click 'submit' button to submit the questionnaire.

 

Is there any way to prevent the map from becoming full-screen?  It's the step where users have to click on the question heading to go back to the actual question that seems counter-intuitive to me.  Am I missing something obvious?!

Many thanks for any help you can provide. 

Helen

Kanin
by Esri Contributor
Esri Contributor

Hello Helen,

Happy New Year! I understand that you are creating this survey on the web, correct?

Please try setting the Map question to prompt for a user's location by default and setting the question as a required question.

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This should make the user be able to place a geopoint based on their current location on a map without having to open the map. (I tried tapping on the minimap and the location is recorded without having to expand the map. (SEE BELOW)

Best regards,
Kanin 

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HelenCooper
Occasional Contributor III

Hi @Kanin , and happy new year to you too!

Many thanks for the suggestion.  I'm creating this survey using the survey 123 connect app, and want users to access it via a browser.   What would the xls equivalent be for the 'use device location..' checkbox?

I'll give this a try, but unfortunately the location that users drop is likely to often not match their current location. 

On a desktop, it takes 2 mouse clicks to drop a location in, but on a mobile, the same process takes 4 taps, and seems less intuitive. 

Thanks again for your help, 

Helen

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Kanin
by Esri Contributor
Esri Contributor

Hello Helen,

I have tested a similar workflow with a web form in Survey123 Connect with the following settings (Setting both the required and readonly columns in the XLSform to yesto achieve the same results.

typenamelabelrequiredreadonly
geopointlocationLocationyesyes

 

However, since your use case requires the user to manually add location pins on a map manually, this is more likely  another story. I believe posting this functionality request in ArcGIS Survey123 Ideas could be the best course of action, where the community can "kudo" or "up vote" your idea as popular ideas tend to be considered by the Product Team.

I concur that the map expanding on mobile could be expected behavior as it could be difficult to provide a pin when the map is small. Please provide the explanations in your Idea post regarding the use case/workflow/number of clicks required etc.

Read more about ArcGIS Ideas submission guidelines: ArcGIS Ideas Submission Guidelines and Statuses - Esri Community

 

Best regards,
Kanin 

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HelenCooper
Occasional Contributor III

Thanks for taking the time to look at this @Kanin , much appreciated.

kurdishbrwar
Occasional Contributor
I really did not understand the requirement clearly, but I think if the purpose of the questionnaire is to locate locations on the map, it can be easier by including them in an excel file and then converting it to the program and downloading it as XY activation locations and so I think the idea is easier and in one click. The goal is another, so excuse me, I did not understand you, Six Helen, and I wish you success and success.

 

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