Summary: is there an alternative option to capture a GPS location via Google Maps instead of the phone GPS?
Background: we have over 6,000 communities registered via CommCare. Each community is realized as a case, with each person case linked to a community case. For each community we capture the population and travel time to the nearest health facility (in minutes). The health worker also has the option to capture the GPS location of the community; however, this is not always practical, as the community may be a relatively long distance away from the CommCare app user. Also, historically, we have not emphasized or enforced the capture of community locations.
Part of our COVID response will include enhanced charts and maps. For this to work well, we are looking to increase the % of communities that have a GPS locations. We are currently at about 50%. Given the current situation in Guatemala, health care workers are often unable to travel to communities (ie. due to curfews, reduced public transportation options, etc.).
So, from a UX perspective, we would like to allow the user to capture the GPS using a simple integration with Google maps, as an alternative to the phone GPS.
Hopefully this is already feasible, or someone could recommend an alternative workflow that would allow users to capture and provided accurate community location information. In general, we expect the person responsible for this will know the location of each community and able to accurately find it on a map. Each user may have 5-20 communities to do this for (our primary users are auxiliary nurses, based in rural health posts).