Hi, I'm doing some development on the geographic features (GeoPoint, GeoTrace, GeoShape) in ODK Collect.
I'm considering a change in the method of placing points on the map, and we would like your feedback.
Currently, in GeoPoint and GeoShape, you can place points on the map by long-pressing on the map. The point is placed where you pressed, that is, under your finger.
The new method under consideration is to press a button that places the point at the center of the screen (which would be marked with crosshairs). So, to place a point, you drag the map until the desired location is at the crosshairs, and then you press the button to place the point.
The motivations for this method are:
- It's hard to indicate a precise position with your finger; dragging the map lets you adjust the position until it is exactly where you want it.
- If the point appears under your finger, its position is hard to see; using a separate button to place a point keeps your finger from obscuring the new point.
- Long-pressing is slow and hard to discover without instructions.
We would love to hear your feedback (positive or negative) or any concerns with this change in the placement method. Thanks!