photo

Kadir Beyaztaş

shared this idea
4 years ago

Statistics

4
Comments
1
Views

Share

Tags

11
votes

Attribute tables field type

in order to create a professional field data collection form, it would be very nice to add the following field type options.

a) Pick list field (text fields of

imported shapefiles should be able to be converted to pick list)

b) Date/Time field (with an option

to be set invisible and automatically input current date/time after saving the

record)

c) Image field (to take a photo or multiple photos and assign the photo

path to record). For image questions, “Add image” button

should be separated as “take photo” and “choose from gallery”. It will make it

one step easier.

d)Audio and video fields.

e)"Calculation field"

(which calculates a value depending on other text and number fields.)

f)Barcode field

Under Consideration
11 I like this idea 0
Add Comment

Comments (4)

photo
1

In my opinion, this is very important functionality for many customers.

photo
1

Same opinion, would be very helpful. Calculation would also be helpful for things like length (in line layers) or area/perimeter (in polygone layers).

photo
1

ESRI ArcGIS uses personal Geodatabases which actually are microsoft access databases. .MDB extension. Geodatabases can store images within the geodatabase. I am not sure if its possible to have geodatabase support for Locus GIS but it would be a nice way for ArcGIS users to share data.

For a geodatabase you can set up domains for pick lists.

Two types occur:

1) Numerical range

2) Code values, basically a text list of options that you can pick from to populate that field.

Maybe you could apply something similar in Locus GIS. Basically domains make data entry faster and provide data validation control (no user entry mistakes).

http://webhelp.esri.com/arcgisdesktop/9.2/tutorials/BGDB_Ex_3_1.htm

photo
1

Better solution - relation with xlsform, where this is detailed solved.

Leave Comment

photo