Collector for ArcGIS
This app is only available on the App Store for iOS devices.
ArcGIS is available on your desktop, in a browser, and now on your iPhone or iPad. Use maps anywhere to ground truth your data, make observations, and respond to events. You'll improve the efficiency of your field workforce and the accuracy of your GIS.
- Collect and update data using the map or GPS (even in the background)
- Download maps to your device and work offline
- Collect points, lines, areas, and related data
- Fill out easy-to-use, map-driven forms
- Attach photos to your features
- Use professional-grade GPS receivers
- Search for places and features
- Track and report where you've been
- Integrate with Navigator for ArcGIS
- Integrate with Workforce for ArcGIS
Note: Continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life.
What's New in Version 17.0.3
- Improved app integration using the Collector custom URL scheme
- User can require a 95% confidence interval for accuracy reporting
- Managed App Configuration support with ArcGIS Enterprise
- Various bug fixes and improvements
Version 17.0.3 Glitchy
Most recent update (Sept 25, 2017 version 17.0.3) crashes when trying to open a downloaded map. Attempted restarting app & phone and removing basemap & features. Still crashing.
This app suffers from two major flaws. First, the app frequently requires a login which requires a network connection. This is an issue if you work in remote areas with spotty or no cell reception. This weekend I was doing fieldwork in such a place and even though I had my maps downloaded off-line within the app on three different devices I was in able to use Collector because it was demanding login credentials and a network connection to verify them. I had hoped to prevent this scenario by logging into the app before we left our hotel that morning.
Second, the process of creating a map, posting it to ArcGIS Online, and sending it to the app is time consuming and tedious. I wish I could simply download a shapefile from within the App and designate a base map and be all set. This would be a nice option for those of us who don’t have to worry about synchronizing real-time data across an enterprise.
Also, why can’t I delete a map when I’m through with it. ArcGIS Online says you must be an organizational administrator to delete a map. Because the map preparation process is so tedious it is easy to end up with maps that were created with errors or in a way you wish was different, but you end up being stuck with them.
Lastly, I wish it was possible to set up multiple GPS sources ( and the associated location profile) and then prioritize them. That way Collector could go down the list if the first one isn’t connected rather than requiring that I leave my map, go back to settings, and change everything. And, why is the settings menu hidden where it is. The first time I used the app it took me forever to find that!
I suspect the people developing this app have never actually done fieldwork or really tried to use the app in a challenging setting,
- Category: Productivity
- Updated: Sep 25, 2017
- Version: 17.0.3
- Size: 62.7 MB
- Languages: English, Arabic, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian Bokmål, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Traditional Chinese, Turkish, Vietnamese
- Seller: ESRI
- ©2012 - 2017
Compatibility: Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.