Multiple Map Layers in Geo Widgets

Martijn van de Rijdt, 02 Jul 2014

The new geo widgets have been extended to show multiple map layers. You can now switch between streets, terrain and satellite maps. See this sample form.

Screenshot of Geo Widgets Sample Form

How to use

The layer switcher will appear automatically in all Enketo’s geo widgets.

If you’d like to show a particular layer as the default layer when the form loads, simply add the name of the map layer to the appearance column in your XLSForm.

Screenshot of Geo Widgets XLS Form that loads a default map layer

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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