Use Geolocation widget without sharing current location

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    Asked on February 27, 2015 at 01:34 PM

    My JOT Forms are used to record observations.  I wish to use the geolocation widget as a map for the user to pan through and double click on the location of their observation (not necessarily their current location).  That said, the only way the function is possible is when the user allows the site access to their current location.  If you do not provide your current location, the map does not appear and you cannot generate  a lat/long for the intended observation.  Any advice?



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    Answered on February 27, 2015 at 03:43 PM

    For the Geolocation widget to work you would definitely have to share your current location. This widget was primarily designed to locate an individual base on their IP address.

    If you use another map widget like Address Map Locator widget it will allow your user to freely select their observation location without sharing there current location.

    You can test it here: 

    I hope this can work for you.


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    Answered on March 01, 2015 at 06:22 PM

    Great!  Thank you.  Awesome Support

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    Answered on March 02, 2015 at 02:06 AM

    Hello linkinglandscapes,

    On behalf of my colleague, you are welcome.

    Do get back to us if you have any questions.

    Thank you!