Fields and Field Editor

Introduction to Geolocation Fields



A geolocation field is a type of field that allows users to record geographic location information in a screen in a client record. That information is then displayed in an interactive map within the screen. These fields can be added to any screen type and multiple geolocation fields can be added to the same screen to track different types of geographic location data.

Screens that include geolocation fields will display an ADD LOCATION button with the field.

Like location records created from the Location tab, geographic location information recorded using geolocation fields can be added either manually or using geolocation information based on the device location. 

Note: The Help Center article Entering Data for Geolocation Fields covers the data entry process for adding location information to a geolocation field in the client record.

Creating and Managing Geolocation Fields

Geolocation fields are created and managed in FIELD EDITOR. To create a new geolocation field or edit an existing one, follow the same procedures you normally would for field creation and editing, outlined in Creating and Editing Fields, selecting “Geolocation” as the Field Type.


To add a geolocation field to a screen, follow the normal procedures for adding fields to screens outlined in Creating and Editing Screens

Geolocation fields can be edited in screens, including adding data quality checks and display constraints. For more information on editing fields in screens, see Screen Data Fields