Note: You can follow the examples in this section by cloning the following projects:

When capturing geo-data, it is often required to fill in a form related to the surveyed point, line or area. The forms set up can simplifying filling the data and can also ensure the correct information is populated.

Widget types

Input supports a number of edit widget types for forms such as: drop-down options, slider, date and time, checkbox, photos.

Setting up forms can be configured using QGIS widget types.

In the sections below, we go through examples of setting up different widgets for forms in QGIS and Input:

QGIS edit widget name Description Preview in Input
Text Edit Text layout
QR & barcode scanner Camera to scan QR and barcode layout
Range Numeric field layout
Range Slider layout
Date&Time Calendar with time layout
Attachment Photos from device’s camera or gallery layout
Checkbox Checkbox layout
Value Map Drop-down menu with pre-defined values layout
Value Relation Drop-down menu with values from another table layout

Advanced form setup

In addition to the edit widgets, extra configuration can be done to the fields and form layout to make the data collection easier and more consistent. For example: setting a default value, conditional visibility and constraint enforcemnt.

Form layout

To have multiple tabs with subgroups in your form (with conditional visibility) see form layout setup:


Default value

To have pre-populated values within the field (e.g. name of the surveyor, date/time of the survey, latitude and longitude of the feature), see defaults in forms:



To enforce constraints on a field in your forms, visit constraints setup


Advanced value relation with drill-down forms

To have a more advanced form with drill-down menu option, see cascade form setup

QR code reader

To be able to use your camera in forms to scan QR codes and populate the text in the field, see QR code reader