Auto-gps implementation on ODK Collect


Super excited for this feature!

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Was looking for something like this.


Hi @AlexKaranja

it's not ready yet but it should be added in v1.19 which we want to release at the end of this month.

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Hi and thanks for the update. Looking forward to.


How much will we have to wait this feature?


The implementation itself is ready but we are waiting for xforms-spec. @yanokwa will we be able to do that in the upcoming release?


There are different ways to take on this auto-gps problem: in the audit log and in the form itself.

Background GPS in the audit log feature is finished and we are now waiting for changes in pyxform to be merged and released. I'm expecting we'll finish that and the docs for the next release of Collect (ETA Feb 24th).

Background GPS in the form is something we are going to do, but it takes time to do well. I'll update this issue when we have all the pieces in place.


With ODK Collect v1.20 Beta, you can now you track enumerator locations in the audit log. Please try it and offer your feedback in the beta topic.


Collecting the GPS coordinates in the background would be a fantastic feature added to ODK. Thanks for the work on adding the GPS capture to the audit log. Looking forward to the next release!