Published October 18th, 2016 By Jeff Galang and Chris Blinn
ArcGIS Online technology allows GISinc to use cloud services offered by Esri to store data and host various applications that run the data collection and management pieces of the Taking You Places program. There are two applications for adding and updating content; a Collector for ArcGIS web map, and a GeoForm. On the backend, both of these solutions consume feature services in web maps, that allow for the editing functionality necessary to add and update content to Taking You Places.
Collector for ArcGIS is a mobile application available in Apple, Android, and Windows app stores. The mobile app lets users log into an organization account of ArcGIS Online, and edit content in web maps. The app uses the device's built in GPS for location tracking and has the ability to seamlessly integrate with a device's camera.
GeoForm is a template offered by ArcGIS Online to take an editing enabled layer in a web map, and turn it into a form-centric webpage. The webpage works on both computers and mobile devices. Within the GeoForm users can add content and images from their local computer or device.