In the environmental sphere it is important to note the direction values relative to the north.
You should be able to record the direction values (angle with respect to the north)
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Hi, okay, I'll be more precise
If you are using XLSForm, there is a
bearing data type that you can use.
You can see what it looks like at http://docs.opendatakit.org/form-widgets/#bearing-widget. Did you know about this widget? If so, what about it is inadequate?
Hi, that was what I was looking for