Add a new feature

If you're working with a map containing an editable layer, you can add new features to the map by taking the following steps:

  1. Open the map containing the editable layer to which you want to add a feature.

    For an example of the editing workflow of the app, open any of the Collection Sample maps. They are publically available through the Map Hub's gallery panel when connected to ArcGIS Online and contain editable layers.

  2. Tap the tools icon tools icon on the app bar to display the Tools menu.
    Screen shot of the Tools menu.
  3. Tap collect feature.

    The Select a feature type page displays, showing the types of features available for collection for each of the editable layers in the map.

    Screen shot of the Select a feature type page.

  4. Tap the type of feature to add.

    The Edit pivot displays, providing access to the attributes, location, and attachments of the new feature.

    Screen shot of the Edit pivot with the attributes panel active.

  5. Provide any attributes.
  6. Swipe the Edit pivot to the location panel.
    Screen shot of the location panel of the Edit pivot before a location is collected for the feature.
  7. Tap collect location.

    You are taken to the map to collect the location of the feature. The app bar and hint text are for editing, and tapping the map places points or vertices for the feature being edited.

    Screen shot of the map for collecting the location of a new feature.

  8. Following the hint text and using either the GPS or tapping the map, provide the geometry of the feature.
    • If the GPS symbol is not already on the map, tap the me icon me icon to show your current location on the map.
    • If the GPS symbol is on the map, tap the me icon (either tracking me icon when tracking or not tracking me icon when not tracking) to turn it off.
    • Tap the use location icon use location icon to add a point at the current GPS location.
    • Once you have placed one or more points on the map, the undo icon undo icon will be enabled. Tap undo to undo your previous change to the geometry. Clearing the geometry also clears the history of changes, so this icon disables again after the geometry is cleared.
  9. Once you have a valid geometry for your new feature, the accept icon accept icon is enabled.

    Collecting a new point feature

    You must provide a single point for the geometry.

    Collecting a new polyline feature

    You must provide a minimum of two points for the geometry.

    Collecting a new polygon feature

    You must provide a minimum of three points for the geometry.

  10. Once you have the geometry for your new feature, tap the accept icon accept icon.

    You are returned to the Edit pivot's location panel. The address of your geometry is added. You can tap edit if you need to make changes to your geometry.

    Screen shot of the populated Edit pivot's location panel.

  11. Swipe the Edit pivot to the attachments panel.
    Screen shot of the attachments panel of the Edit pivot before any attachments are added.

  12. Tap the add photo icon add photo icon to add a photo as an attachment to the feature.

    The Choose Picture pivot of the device displays.

    Screen shot of the Choose Picture page.

  13. Select an image to add it as an attachment.
    • Browse to and select the image you want to attach using the Choose Picture pivot.
    • Take a new picture by tapping the camera icon camera icon. Once prompted, tap accept to add the image captured to the feature, or tap retake to take the picture again before accepting it.

    You'll see your added image as an attachment. The icon in the upper right corner of the image indicates that the attachment is waiting to be uploaded.

    Screen shot of a pending attachment.

  14. Tap the save icon save iconto save your new feature.

    You are returned to the map, and your new feature is added.