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Obtain geolocation via Form?


KatieL

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Site URL: https://www.swhealthcare.org.uk/artrix-checkpoint

Hi there,

I'm working on a site for one of my clients who require a timesheet generator for their staff - so, a checkpoint where they can sign in and out each day on arrival and departure, replacing the current paper forms staff hand to their line managers at the end of each month.

One thing they'd really like, however, is for the form to collate their geolocation upon completion, so that staff can't simply sign in and out when not on campus. At present, the intention is to have a QR code checkpoint on site, and change the URL slug weekly - but I feel like this is more complicated than it needs to be.

Is there a way I can add in geolocation to the form instead? (I'm open to other suggestions if not!)

Thanks so much!

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11 minutes ago, KatieL said:

I'm working on a site for one of my clients who require a timesheet generator for their staff - so, a checkpoint where they can sign in and out each day on arrival and departure, replacing the current paper forms staff hand to their line managers at the end of each month.

One thing they'd really like, however, is for the form to collate their geolocation upon completion, so that staff can't simply sign in and out when not on campus.

It sounds like your client needs one of the time-tracking apps that are available. These usually have geofencing built-in and so only allow users to sign in (or out) if they are within a predefined virtual boundary.

You could replicate this on Squarespace but there aren't any built-in features to help you with this, so you'd be building it from scratch in JavaScript. 

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14 minutes ago, paul2009 said:

It sounds like your client needs one of the time-tracking apps that are available. These usually have geofencing built-in and so only allow users to sign in (or out) if they are within a predefined virtual boundary.

You could replicate this on Squarespace but there aren't any built-in features to help you with this, so you'd be building it from scratch in JavaScript. 

We've looked at a few of the apps but unfortunately that's a little out of budget for my client...

I've managed to make them quite a nice Google Doc collating most of the data, so they've got something better than the previous paper system - but I'll admit I'm not much cop with JavaScript, so I think they'll have to make do!

Thanks for your input, though - much appreciated.

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