Collector for ArcGIS 17.0.1 (all platforms) and 17.0.2 (Android only) were released in June 2017. With this release, you can do the following:
- Use GPS averaging
- Rename attachments
- Use basemaps from an SD card (Android only)
- See data update according to your map layer refresh intervals
- Continuously collect and copy features in more scenarios
- Get various bug fixes and improvements
It also includes support for Bosnian (Android and Windows only), Hindi, and Indonesian.
Current release—17.0.1 and 17.0.2
Collector for ArcGIS 17.0.1 was released in June 2017 on all platforms. It includes support for Bosnian (Android and Windows only), Hindi, and Indonesian.
Collector for ArcGIS 17.0.2 (Android only) also released in June to address a couple of bugs.
Use GPS averaging
When doing high-accuracy data collection or updates, you may want to capture a number of positions and create a location from their average, and Collector now supports this workflow. Turn on GPS averaging and set the number of points required, and during data collection the location won't be collected using the GPS until that number of points are recorded. This can be used for point features, as well as for the individual vertices of lines and polygons. For details, see Configure GPS averaging.
You can now rename your attachments to make it easier to identify them. Add the attachment (such as a photo or video) and then change the device-specified name, replacing it with a meaningful name. For example, if part of your inspection requires you to photograph an asset from all directions, you can name your photographs by the direction so that others using the data know exactly what they are seeing. For details, see Rename an attachment.
Use basemaps from an SD card
To make it easier to use large basemaps and to support faster deploying of data, Collector can now access basemaps stored on the SD card. Preload your SD card or download basemaps to the SD card using the app. You'll be able to use those basemaps across your maps in Collector. For details, see Can I save my downloaded basemaps to my SD card rather than my device's internal storage? and Use basemaps on your device.
See data update according to your map layer refresh intervals
When your data is regularly changing, you want to see the latest data before doing collection work. Maps allow you to set a refresh interval on the layers, specifying how often the layer updates, and now that setting is supported in Collector. For details on setting up the refresh interval, see Set refresh interval (ArcGIS Online or ArcGIS Enterprise).
Support is new for Android and Windows. It is already supported on iOS.
Continuously collect and copy features in more scenarios
Collector improves collection of multiple, similar, or identical features in two ways: through copying an existing feature and through a continuous collection mode that starts a new collection with each submission. Previously, these convenient time-saving and error-reducing workflows were restricted if using a map with layers in a relationship. With this release, they are supported on all layers without relationships and on the parent layer when relationships are present, independent of other data in the map. See Copy an existing feature and Collect multiple features efficiently.
Get various bug fixes and improvements
In addition to all the new features, issues have also been addressed. Of note are the following fixed issues:
What was new in previous recent releases of Collector for ArcGIS can be found below.
10.4.1 and 10.4.2
Collector for ArcGIS 10.4.1 was released on iOS and Windows in December 2016 and on Android in January 2017. It includes the following enhancements:
- Integration with Navigator for ArcGIS and Workforce for ArcGIS (Android)
- Various bug fixes and improvements
Collector for ArcGIS 10.4 was released on iOS in July 2016, on Windows in August 2016, and on Android in October 2016. It includes the following enhancements:
- Support for high-accuracy GPS receivers
- Preserves EXIF data on attachments
- Support for attaching additional file types, including PDF and Word docs (Windows)
- Integration with Workforce for ArcGIS (iOS)
- Localized into Croatian and Serbian
- Various bug fixes and improvements, including BUG-000094355, BUG-000094704, and BUG-000095660