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Introduction

Creating a Project

Designing a Form
Form Elements
  Text Field
  Long Text
  Select One
  Select Multiple

Form Builder
  Text Field
  Long Text
  Select One
  Select Multiple

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Loading a Project

Adding a New Entry
  Using GPS
  Adding a Photo
  Entering Form data

Listing Entries

Synchronising Entries

View Entries on Map
  Local Entries
  Remote Entries

Filtering Entries

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Loading a Project

Adding a New Entry

Listing Entries

Synchronising Entries

View Entries on Map

Settings

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Project Website

Viewing Data

Mapping Interface
  Data Points
  Chart View

Filtering Data

TIme Slider

Chat Panel

Google Earth

Customising

Designing a Form - Form Elements

 

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All entries collected with EpiCollect can include the GPS location and a photo, however in order to collect the kind of text data you require for your project you need to design a FORM which, when you load your project into a phone, will specify the text data that can be entered.

A form consists of any number of FORM ELEMENTS and the types of elements you can use within your form are as follows:

 

Form Elements

 

Text Input

 

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A text input element is most relevant for short entries where the answer to a question is uncertain - for example 'What is your name?', 'What is your age?' or 'How many birds can you see?' are the kinds of questions.

A Text field may contain text or numerical data and when you design your form you can specify if you want only numerical data to be allowed.

 

Long Text

 

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A Long Text element is relevant for answers to questions which require a little more text than those for a standard text input element. Notes or a description as an answer to a question would use Long Text Elements (e.g. 'Sunny day, humid with some cloud').

 

 

Select One

 

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Similar in principle to a multiple-choice question, a Select One element is used when you have a limited number of possible answers to a question and you wish only one to be selected as an answer. For example 'What type of ...?' How do you get to work?' 'What colour is...?' etc. are the kinds of questions where you can specify a fixed number of possible answers.

 

Select Multiple

 

 

A Select Multiple element can be used where you want to specify the choices to a question but you also want to be able to select more than one answer.
'Which of the following...?' is the kind of question that a Select Multiple element could be used for.

 

 

 

You may specify as many of each type of element as you require within your form and to allow you to build a form we have implemented a drag 'n' drop Form Builder allowing you to choose your form elements online.

For instructions please click here or click on 'Form Builder' from the menu on the left of the screen.

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