The following are some frequently asked questions about using the ArcGIS app.
All maps in the app support the following functionality:
If the map is authored to support the following functionality, it is available in the app:
Tap a feature on the map to open the feature's pop-up and see more information about the feature. If no information displays, the map author did not expose information about the features. As a map author, configure pop-ups to display information about features to users of your map. For details, see Configure pop-ups in the ArcGIS Online Help system.
The editing capabilities of the app are based on those allowed by the map. If supported by the map and the data, the app supports:
To collect data with the app, the map you work with needs to contain an editable layer. Supported editable layers include ArcGIS Server feature services, ArcGIS Spatial Data Server editable feature services, and hosted feature layers from an ArcGIS organization.
If the map supports creating new features, you see a wrench icon on the toolbar. Tap it and select collect. In the dialog box that appears, select the type of feature you want to collect, then provide information about your new feature:
Save your edits by tapping Done. You won't be able to save the feature if you haven't provided a location.
Using the app, you can update the attributes and location of features where the author of the map has allowed it. To edit a feature, tap it to view a callout for the feature. Tap the callout's chevron to view the feature's information. If the feature is editable, you see the show actions button in the upper right corner. Tapping it opens a menu with an Edit option that can be tapped to start editing.
When you are editing, tap fields to edit their attributes. Change the geometry of the feature by tapping the icon with a shape and a pencil. Save your edits by tapping Done.
If the map author included a predefined query, you can run it to search for features on the map. When viewing a map with a predefined query, tap search on the toolbar. You will see a list of predefined queries below the search box. Tap a query to run it.
If your map is hosted on your ArcGIS for Server using a mobile content server, add a connection to ArcGIS for Server, connect to it, and browse to your map. You can see this on the iPad in the video Accessing mobile projects through smartphone applications or see Connect to a mobile content server.