In the set of all question types, in the 'Special questions' section, you can find the 'Location, GPS' question type. This question type has three ways of entering a location: 'My location', 'Multi location' and 'Choose location'.
'My location' allows you to identify the current location of the respondent. The focus on the map is pre-set to Slovenia, but can be changed by clicking on the 'Set focus' button on the map to make the map clickable, so you can use your mouse to set the desired focus. In the question settings, the option to query the current location and display a search window is pre-set. The user can also activate the display of a sub-question, which appears as a marker on the map with an input field.
'Multilocation' allows the respondent to mark several places on the displayed map. The question is particularly useful when asking the respondent for more than one location, e.g. which places they have visited in the last year. This option is accessed by selecting the question 'Location, GPS' and selecting 'Multi location' from the three 'Subtype' options given.
The focus on the map is preset to Slovenia, and the search window display is also turned on by default. The maximum number of possible answers is pre-set to three (3), which the user can change using the drop-down list, and can also turn on the display of the sub-question, which will appear as a marker on the map with an input field.
For both location input options, two columns are created in the data table: 'Address' and 'Coordinates', and if a subquestion is configured, a 'Value' column. The entered or selected addresses and coordinates are in the form of a link to a pop-up window with a map and a marker for each respondent. The results in the analyses are displayed in a similar way, except that there is also a 'Google maps' icon in the leftmost cell, which acts as a link to a pop-up window with a map of all the responses/markers for each variable.
Choose a location
The 'Choose location' option provides the respondent with pre-marked values or points on the map where they can enter their answer. This option is accessed by selecting the question 'Location, GPS' and selecting 'Choose location' from the three 'Subtype' options given. This question type is useful when the survey editor wants to illustrate a specific route and several locations on a map. The question allows the survey editor to add values or markers by clicking on the map, and with the map toolbar, the survey editor can draw on the map. They can start by marking places on the map with clicks, and continue drawing the route by clicking on the 'Hand' button and then clicking on the map where he wants the route to go. With more clicks, they can make turns and mark the route accurately. When they click the 'Hand' button again, they finish drawing the route. A box appears to enter the name of the route and a 'Delete' button appears to delete this marked route. The legend explains that the 'Hand' button means finish drawing, the 'Marker' button adds a marker and the 'Line' button adds a line. For marker and line, as mentioned, a title can also be added to serve as additional information or a label. It should be noted that the line is not a value, but only additional information to the respondent (e.g. illustrating several possible routes). As with the Multi Location - Marker Entry sub-type, a sub-question can be added in the settings. The results are displayed as coordinates in the data table.