So i need to get the exact location of where a person was born.
Currently, I have two maps on a page and an input field. So you can basically use either one. Right now the top map is a view of the world so you can locate where you were born in the world, then a zoomed in map to get more precise for the second map.
I want to redo this form, as i kind of have to re-program it anyway. I was thinking of having an input box for the user to give the location of the place they were born at. This would use Google maps API and then once they input that information, select the proper selection if there are multiple results. Once they do that, then show a map of that location to make sure this what they intended. It doesn't need to be 100% accurate, but it has to be very close, i need to get longitude and latitude from this.
Do you think the new way would be more intuitive and easier for the user?
Is there any other way you can think of to get this information, making it easier for the user?
I just want to point out that this information isn't being asked for right away and it's some optional information to make full use of the website. Also, this information isn't for public view, it's really just to make some calculations and then spit out some additional information. But no one would know exactly where you were born. So, i just need to find the best way to get this information as at this point the user already should know this and they are the ones willing to give away this information.