15Dec, 2016
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Understanding and using the Geolocation element

The Geolocation item allows you to locate yourself or your users by recording your geographical position.

Example.

You manage a security company and want to ensure the reliability of your agents. Inserting a Geolocation field in your form will allow you to check their real location at the time they make the entry.

In the back-office.

  • Create your form and add a Geolocation element.

delivery report and geolocation

 

  • Several options are available:
    – Entry required: this means that the form can only be saved once this field is filled in.
    – Editable position: to get accurate coordinates.
    – Automatic geolocation when opening a form
  • You can select the map view type:
    – Normal view (the default roadmap view).
    – Satellite view (Google earth satellite image).
    – Hybrid view (a mixture of normal and satellite view).
  • You can choose the zoom level. To have an idea: 1 displays the word map and 18 displays the corresponding street. 12 displays more or less the neighborhood.

option of the geolocation element

  • Don’t forget to save your form!

On your mobile.

When you open your Geolocation field, the window below will appear.

map view type on your mobile

Note: To change its position, click once on the pin.

Editable position to get accurate coordinates.

the geolocation element on your security report

On your custom-made Word pr Excel.

You can display a map view on your custom-made Word or Excel with this tag: ##geoloc:map-z12-200x200-satellite##.

  • « -200x200 » corresponds to the dimension of the image.
  • « z12 » corresponds to zoom in/out on the word map.  To have an idea: 1 displays the word map and 18 displays the corresponding street. 12 displays more or less the neighbourhood
  • The following map types are available:
    roadmap (the default road map view),
    satellite (Google earth satellite images),
    hybrid (a mixture of normal and satellite views),
    terrain (displays a physical map based on terrain information).

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