Hide Inputs in Geo Widgets

Martijn van de Rijdt, 12 Sep 2014

A while back the geo widgets were quietly upgraded to allow hiding of input fields for GPS coordinates and to show a larger map. This is particularly useful when entering data on a desktop by drawing on the map when the input fields take up unnecessary space. You can witch between hiding and showing input fields with the handle on the left of the map border. See this updated sample form.

Screenshot Geoshape Widget with hidden inputs

How to use

The user can always switch between hiding and showing input fields. By default the input fields are shown when the form loads. To change the default widget view, you can add the appearance “hide-input” to a geo question.

Screenshot of Geoshape Widget with shown inputs

This extension to the geo widgets was funded by the Santa Fe Institute as part of a collaboration between the Santa Fe Institute and Shack/Slum Dwellers International.

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