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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

EpiCollect.net - Time Slider

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Every entry that is submitted from a mobile device to a project website at EpiCollect.net is 'time-stamped' with the precise date and time the entry was entered on the device. This allows users to filter the data based on when it was collected.

At the bottom of the Map interface a 'time slider' widget is present which allows you to display only those data entered within a specific time period. The time slider is indicated in the following screenshot.

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The time slider consists of a horizontal bar representing the entire length of the project and two 'handles' one at the far left (representing the first entry collected) and one at the far right (representing the last entry that was collected).
Below the slider the time period the project has been undertaken for is displayed as text. (Date of first entry -> Date of last entry)

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To use the time slider 'click and drag' either (or both) of the handles until it shows the time period within which you wish to display entries on the map.

You will notice that the text below the time slider updates as well as the map. Only those entries collected within the time period you specify will be displayed as points on the map. This allows you to explore the data temporally as well as spatially.

We will now detail the ability included with each project website for communicating with users collecting data using Google Talk.

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