In Loquiz you can create questions with location and questions without location. To play an outdoor game, you need to attach a location to the questions but you can also create games (Quiz, Clue) using questions without location. Questions’ pins and radiuses are customisable.
There is two type of questions in Loquiz:
1. General questions – this kind of question can be with location or without location. Location is set while creating an outdoor game (Rogain, Strategy, Scavenger, Match). One question can have different locations in different games.
General question would be following:
Shoot a photo of your team where nobody touches the ground.
2. Location-specific questions – this kind of question can have one permanent location and it only makes sense when asked in a particular location. You can use this kind of question in different games, but it always have the same location. Location is assigned while creating a question.
Location-specific question is for example following:
Nearby is a statue. Shoot a photo of your team and a statue.
You can use general and location-specific questions in all game types.
Setting location to the question
You can set location to general question while creating a game. Just create or choose general questions and on “Location” tab (see screenshot below) in Rogain, Scavenger, Strategy or Match just click on the map and location will appear there. After this you can shift the location where necessary. In Quiz and Clue you cannot assign location to general questions as there is no “Location” tab in the game settings (in Clue you can use location-specific questions instead).
To create a location-specific question, you need to set the location while creating a question on “Location” tab. See screenshot below.
You can set location by:
a) typing in an address (use the search icon on the map);
b) clicking on a map to point the right place;
c) pasting in exact coordinates in degrees (dd,dddddd);
After you have set the location using any of these means you can move the question around on the map.
Changing location later
In case you need to change the location of general question just open a game where you used it. Change the location under “Location” tab. NB! Location will be changed only in this game and not in other games where this question was used.
If you need to change the location of location-specific question, then you need to open the question for editing. Location will be changed in all the games where this question is present.
In case you delete location from a question that was location specific and was added in games the question in games will preserve their locations but are now considered not location specific (i.e. location is set by the game).
In case you make general question location specific then all locations in different games will be overwritten there where this question was used.
Radius is an area where question actually activates, it is a circle around pin location. Default radius is 10 meters, in most cases this should be alright. If you make the radius smaller, the question becomes harder to activate because of GPS inaccuracy, but it opens closer to the wanted location. Bigger radius is easier to activate, but it opens in a less controllable way.
Question that has radius of 3 meters or less are very hard to open in the real world. 0 meter radius is reserved at the moment for specific cases – questions with 0 m radius open only with QR-codes or with beacons. Usually the radius should not be less than 10 meters.
It is possible to change radius colour, default radius colour is gray (asphalt).
In general question you can edit the radius only while creating a game on “Locations” tab. In location-specific question you can edit the radius while creating/editing specific question, on “Location” tab.
Default pin colour is blue but pin icons are fully customizable. You can change the colour and the icon of the pins. It is possible to upload your own images and use them as location pins in games.
To change pin icon, you need to open question and go to “Additional settings” tab. To insert your own pin click “New custom pin” and upload an image via URL or from the computer, click on the image to set the position which marks the radius centre spot of the pin, save and you are good to go. We recommend uploading images which longest side is at least 200 pixels for best results. Uploading images smaller than that will result in poor quality. Bigger images are down-scaled. Best format for custom pins is PNG with invisible background.
It is also possible to create hidden locations – just choose “no icon” and “transparent” area (radius) colour.