Create Location In Field

Use Case: Create Location in Field

When in the field, the actor's device is able to be used to supply the coordinates of a New Location. This Use Case describes creating a New Location.

If the Location is "On Network", the location will automatically be connected to the network. If not, the new Location will show up in the list of Off Network Locations.

Building up a Location can happen incrementally. The Main Course below describes a minimal recommendation for Field Capture.


  • Contributor


  • Logged in with a GPS-enabled device with camera


  1. Ride up to a location
  2. Select "View Location Map". Current position on map is shown with nearby defined locations and paths also shown (in case the location has already been captured).
  3. If no location has been captured, an option to create a new location is provided.
  4. Give it a Name and optional description.
  5. Take a picture to be used as the Featured Image.

Alternative Paths

Alternatives at this point are:

  • Choose a Location Type
  • Capture some clues about the location.
  • Tie this into Google Places (whose Type would override any other selection of type)


  • Location is saved in the database
  • Points are awarded to the contributor
  • Map is updated with the Location (which may or may not be "On Network")


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