ArcGIS Earth on mobile allows you to record your tracks based on GPS locations captured on a mobile device. Once a GPS track is successfully recorded, you can view and replay it on the scene, frame it as a shareable card, export it as a .kmz file, or upload it to ArcGIS Enterprise and ArcGIS Online. You can also add this .kmz file in ArcGIS Earth on desktop for further advanced analysis.
- Recorded GPS tracks are saved in the KMZ format (.kmz). You can upload this .kmz file to an online organization, export it, or access it from ArcGIS Earth on desktop.
- Once GPS tracks are uploaded and hosted as a .kmz file on ArcGIS Enterprise or ArcGIS Online, the download option is only available for an item that is shared with the organization or owner.
Record a track
To record a track, complete the following steps:
- Tap the Toolbox button at the bottom of the screen, select the Tour and Track menu , and tap the Track tool .
- Configure Settings at the upper right before you start recording.
The Settings menu includes the required GPS Accuracy setting and the Streaming frequency setting.
- Choose a tracking style from the default line symbol and alternative footprint symbol. With the default style selected, check the Show z-value check box to visualize the vertical changes when recording and reviewing the track.
- Tap the Start button to track your real-time locations and start a recording session. Tap the Pause button to temporarily stop tracking. Tap the Start button again to resume the recording session.
- Tap the Basemap button at the upper right to turn the basemap reference on and off.
While recording, you can go back to the home page and interact with other features in the app and keep GPS recording in the background.
- Tap the Stop button to complete the recording session. Choose to save or discard the recorded track.
- Optionally, in My Tracks, tap the Track title (default as Untitled Track) to rename the Track.
View a track
Tracks are managed in Tracks . You can get information about the origin, destination, total distance, total time, and average speed.
Tap to expand the track stats panel to view the detailed information including the speed profile and the elevation profile.
Tap the Share button to create a shareable card with a snapshot of the current scene with the track and track information, including an elevation profile.
Share a track
Tap the Share KMZ button to share a .kmz file using other apps. Tap the Upload button to upload a .kmz file to ArcGIS Enterprise or ArcGIS Online. Optionally, tap to change the title before uploading the track.
Note:In ArcGIS Earth on desktop, you can add a .kmz file or import a shared .kmz file from ArcGIS Enterprise or ArcGIS Online to explore more analysis capabilities, such as Elevation Profile.