(This item is moved here from the ODK Geo roadmap document.)
Currently, the user of ODK Collect can set a GPS accuracy threshold when collecting points for a GeoTrace or GeoShape (e.g. only record points with an accuracy value < 5 m). They can also set a collection interval (e.g. collect a point every 10 seconds).
We're considering letting the form designer configure both of these things in the form definition, for all the geo widgets, so that the enumerator doesn't have to choose them. With such a capability, the form designer could set a consistent accuracy threshold and collection interval for a survey project involving many items of geographic data and many surveyors, and surveyor training could be simplified.
The names of the configuration parameters are yet to be determined.
Most likely, if both parameters are set, then the "Input Method" dialog is skipped and data collection goes straight to "Automatic" mode with the accuracy threshold and collection interval set by the form definition. If only one parameter (accuracy or interval) is set in the form, then we'd presumably provide the user with the opportunity to set the other one.
Your feedback and thoughts on this are welcome!