Survey123 web app - Geopoint to automatically update to the Device's current location

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05-04-2021 05:24 PM
GFernando
New Contributor III

In the Survey123 field app - if a default is not provided to a geopoint question, it will automatically update to the device's current location. Is this same functionality possible in the web app?

Thanks,
Gee

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Philip-Wilson
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Hi @GFernando,

Due to the way that modern web browsers work and that websites are required to ask for a users permission before using their location, it is not possible to automatically set the devices location if no default is set. The permission acceptance must be set first, and after that the user can use their current location using the button to select it.

Regards,

Phil.

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Philip-Wilson
Esri Frequent Contributor

Hi @GFernando,

Due to the way that modern web browsers work and that websites are required to ask for a users permission before using their location, it is not possible to automatically set the devices location if no default is set. The permission acceptance must be set first, and after that the user can use their current location using the button to select it.

Regards,

Phil.

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GFernando
New Contributor III

That makes perfect sense. Thanks @Philip-Wilson for the explanation 🙂