The user needs to tap on the "Update Location" button to get the location data stored (see below).
Basically tapping that button gives the app the consent to store the user's location.
On the mobile app the interface will show:
Latitude and Longitude
Signed degrees format, with 6 decimal places to pinpoint a location within 11cm.
Meters, refers to how close the device's calculated position is from the truth, expressed as a radius. Consumer smartphones devices can get a maximum accuracy of 3 or 4 meters.
When adding or editing data via the web application (See how), more features are available since the application will always be online.
Enter the coordinates manually.
Find a location based on an address (it is called geocoding).
Find your current location and drag the marker where you want.
Change map tiles to your preferences.
Latitude and longitude values are shown as signed degrees format, with 6 decimal places to pinpoint a location within 11cm.
When exporting your datasets, by downloading a
json file and by using the API endpoints, location data are provided in both signed degrees format and UTM.
Epicollect5 does not feature any way to automatically pick up an address based on latitude and longitude. Such a feature would require a reverse geocoding service (usually not free) and an internet connection thus it would not work offline.