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From Add Item in Template Maintenance select the GPS reading - start form  button shown here.

From Add Item in Template Maintenance select the GPS reading - start form button shown here.

GPS reading - start form allows the recording of the first successful location (usually GPS) determined when the form is created. Locations can be determined by a combination of GPS satellites and WiFi or phone network signals.

When a form is started the latest available location reading is recorded against this item. If no reading is available then additional readings are taken at specified intervals, which can vary depending on the reading types. If one of these readings is successful then it will be used to update this item and further readings will be discontinued.

Unable to show how a GPS reading - start form item might look on a  device.

Unable to show how a GPS reading - start form item might look on a device.

Main

Main screen for creating/amending a GPS reading - start form item
*Question This is the text “label” that is specifying the information that needs to be entered or the question to be answered. Although this is not necessarily a question in all cases, Question is used as the general term to cover the text shown next to an input field. The text should be as short as possible whilst still being self-explanatory. Over-long questions take up a lot of space on PDA screens with their restricted size, so try and make them concise. This text should be an aid to help guide the user through the screen. Any more explanatory text can be made available as “Auditor’s notes” or “Full question text”.
Mandatory

Tick this box if the question is mandatory and leave it blank if it is optional.  This will depend on whether the answer to this question is critical to the data that is being collected, such as signature to confirm customer acceptance.

Use GPS signals

Choose whether or not to use GPS signals for determining the device position. GPS provides the most accurate readings but is also heavy on battery consumption, so enabling GPS is a trade-off between how accurate you need readings to be and how feasible it is to cope with the power loss.

Readings every X seconds (default: 60) Specify the frequency with which GPS readings are made, in seconds. Bear in mind that the more frequent the readings, the higher the drain on the battery.
Detect changes of X metres (default: 100) Specify the accuracy with which changes in location are detected by GPS. Smaller distances require more intensive battery use.
Use network and WiFi signals

Choose whether or not to use WiFi and mobile phone network signals for determining the device position. These methods are less accurate than GPS but do not require as much battery usage.

Readings every X seconds (default: 60)

Specify the frequency with which WiFi and phone network readings are made, in seconds. Bear in mind that the more frequent the readings, the higher the drain on the battery.

Detect changes of X metres (default: 100)

Specify the accuracy with which changes in location are detected by WiFi and phone network signals. Smaller distances require more intensive battery use.

Advanced

Advanced features of a GPS reading - start form item.
Auditor's notes

If you wish to offer the end-user guidance and direction on how to answer a question then use the Auditor’s notes field. This allows you to input any necessary text expanding on the basic question. For the end-user, the auditor’s notes are available via the “right click” option on the device – tap and hold the stylus on the question text.

Full question (for report)

The question text mentioned above should be framed in such a way as to indicate to the user the information that needs to be input. However, when this information is output on a report via the web site or a PDF additional wording may well be required. Use this field to phrase the original question in a way suitable for the report.

Cross reference

This field is output on reports to cross-reference the information with any relevant legislation etc.

Don't keep previous result when part of a document lifecycle             

Tick this box if you DO NOT wish data collected in this template item to be copied to any jobs created directly from the original form.  This is useful for a repeated task (such as booking in/out a rental item or repeated delivery) where the data remains the same but a sign-off is required so this box may be ticked for Date, Surname and Signature.  Please note that if a transformation option is applied to the newly created job, this setting may be over-ruled.

*Unique name

The unique name must be entered for each item and is a mandatory field. The name is used internally and so is not generally of importance. A default value is generated by the system automatically. You may wish to override this value to have a “nicer” name if the field concerned is part of a calculation or if you are exporting the data to another system.

Display conditions (advanced)

Display conditions for a GPS reading - start form item.
Only show when the following condition is true (1) Enter a conditional statement that affects whether the input item is displayed on the device such as whether a previous answer has been yes or no.
Only show when the following condition is true (2) Enter a conditional statement that affects whether the input item is displayed on the device such as whether a previous answer has been yes or no.
Record results when section isn't displayed Tick this box if you wish results to be recorded when section isn't displayed.
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