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Delete a feature

Data collection doesn't just involve adding new features. The data in your map needs to match the state of the physical data. The physical items may have been removed or an error may have been made in data collection. This exercise shows you how to delete a feature from the map. The same Damage Assessment Survey map is used here as in the other exercises.

Open the map

In Collector, browse to and open the Damage Assessment Survey map that you made, or that's available in trial mode. If using the map you made, sign in to the app, open the map, and continue to the next section. If you want to use the map available in trial mode, follow these steps:

  1. Install Collector for ArcGIS from the Windows Store if you don't already have it on your device.
  2. Start the app.
  3. On the initial screen, select Try Collector.

    If you already installed and logged in to the app, you can access the trial functionality by signing out. From the Menu Menu, choose your account, select the current account, and select Remove.

    The trial user's content is loaded in the app, and you're taken to the list of sample maps.

  4. In the Filter Maps text box, type Damage to filter the sample maps shown and find the Damage Assessment Survey map.
    Search trial available maps

    You may have a different thumbnail for the map; that's okay—it matches the thumbnail used on ArcGIS Online.

  5. Select the Damage Assessment Survey map card.

    The Damage Assessment Survey map opens. The extent shown reflects your current location if you enabled location services (otherwise, you see the extent at which the map was last saved).

    If location services are enabled, My Location My Location with GPS on shows a filled circle, indicating your location is displaying on the screen and that as you move, the map pans to remain centered on your location.

Delete a feature

Locate a feature on the map and delete it.

  1. Select the damage assessment you want to remove, and delete it by doing one of the following:
    • If you see a list of results, select More More to the right of the feature you're deleting to see a menu of the actions you can take with that feature, and select Delete.
    • If you select a feature that is isolated from the others, select Delete Delete at the bottom of the panel.

    The message You are about to delete this feature displays. Select Delete to confirm that you want to delete the feature. The feature is removed from the map.

The damage assessment is deleted, and the changes are saved. If you're working online, others immediately see your edits. If you're working offline, your edits are available to others once you sync them.