Using web maps powered by Hosted Feature Services you can rapidly deploy field collection schemas to the field for use with Collector for ArcGIS. You can publish map layers directly from ArcMap that have awesome templates with great forms that include pick lists just the way you modeled them in the geodatabase.
But no matter how much of a GIS rock star you are, you won’t get that schema 100% right the first time. So what do you do when you miss a domain value, template or you misspell a field alias? Your field team is out there, collecting stuff. You can’t republish the service!
Well did you know that you can update the schema without having to republish? It’s true. You can add a domain value, remove a template, update the alias for a field.
Here is a document that shows you How to Update Hosted Feature Service Schemas.
The updates were minor bug fix releases but there are a couple of new features worth noting:
- Both Collector and Explorer now support Thai as a new language.
- Explorer added support for viewing public maps shared to ArcGIS.com without having to sign in as a named user of an ArcGIS Online organization.
On Thursday September 25th, Esri hosted a live training seminar titled Power your Enterprise with ArcGIS Apps and if you missed it, the recording is now available for you to watch through the training course catalog. The seminar provided an overview of Esri’s apps strategy and then focused on 3 essential mapping apps:
During the seminar there were a lot of great questions and unfortunately we were not able to answer them all. If you have burning questions about these apps or our strategy, let us know! Email Collector4ArcGIS@esri.com, Dashboard4ArcGIS@esri.com or Explorer4ArcGIS.com or join the discussions about apps on GeoNet.
We are pleased to announce the 10.2.4 release of ArcGIS Runtime SDKs for iOS and OS X. You can download the SDKs today from ArcGIS for Developers and cocoapods. This release follows the 10.2.3 release in April 2014 and includes enhancements in a few key areas such as -
Imagine you are 1 of 2 people running an entire department, and your boss says:
“Get those interactive maps out there to our public. You have 2 days to make it happen. Oh, and put them in that app store thingy my family keeps talkin’ about.”
You’ve never had a computer science course in your life. This is the 11th hat you need to start wearing. Continue reading
This past week was a big week for apps! Operations Dashboard for ArcGIS on Windows and in the browser, Collector for ArcGIS on the iOS and Android platforms and Explorer for ArcGIS on the iOS platform released updates into their respective stores.
Explorer for ArcGIS released a new app on the Mac as well. This is the first time that Esri has released an app into the Mac App Store!
Each of the app updates introduce significant new features. Let’s take a closer look at each of them…
When you are out in the field collecting data, quite often you find yourself collecting the same information over and over again – either multiple things at the same location or multiples of the same thing at different locations. If you have encountered this, then read on because there is a setting in Collector that you really need to know about… Continue reading
This is a minor update that targets key fixes to both connected and disconnected workflows. Most notable for Portal for ArcGIS users is that credentials (along with the Portal URL) are maintained when you shutdown the app on your iPad or iPhone.
We have started work on our summer release and we are planning new and exciting things for Collector based upon your feedback! Check out the Sneak Peek section of our doc page and email our dev team with your ideas!
Today we’re happy to announce the release of the ArcGIS Runtime SDK for iOS, OS X, and Android v10.2.3. We’ve mentioned the new features for this release in a previous post, including Geodatabase Feature Service Table, which lets you simplify … Continue reading
The next release of ArcGIS Runtime SDKs is coming soon! It brings performance improvements you’ve come to expect but also the ability to write applications that can work both online and offline using a single API. We’re introducing the new … Continue reading