12 Sep, 2016
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Understanding and using the Geolocation element

The Geolocation element 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.
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  • 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 neighbourhood.
geolocation settings
  • Don't forget to save your form!

On your mobile.

When you open your Geolocation field, the preview will appear. map view type on your mobile

Note: Editable preview mode and position to get accurate coordinates.

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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