Hang on guv... procedure for goal kick is 3 step: 1) in line with goal AREA to check ball, 2) move to edge of penalty area to check ball in/out of play (or 2nd last def if playing a short one) 3) then do one up the field to the 2nd last defender if the GK is obviously hoofing it. AFAIK this is rock solid - though some only do #1 at the start of each half (not me!).
If the GK is going to be played short the 2nd last defender will be somewhere around the edge of the PA anyway, so the distinction is moot. And if it's going long but is mishit, you should be able to fairly easily work out what's going on even from 40 yards away, especially if you continue to track the 2nd-last back towards his own PA if something goes wrong.