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What's planned for Collector?

The release of Collector 18.1.0 on iPad and iPhone modernized the app and brought support for a number of improvements to ArcGIS organizations (such as vector basemaps, labels, and Arcade expressions). It was a complete refresh of the app, and next, the focus is bringing the changes to additional platforms and bringing new capabilities into the app.

Additional platforms

The new Collector app is available on iPad and iPhone devices. It is coming to Android and Windows 10 devices. There is an Android beta version available now.

Planned enhancements

The following capabilities are coming to Collector:

  • Preplanned offline areas with associated on-device basemaps.

    When creating preplanned areas, you'll be able to specify the basemap that your map area uses. Copy that basemap directly to the devices, and downloading the map area will only download operational layers.

  • Smarter forms.

    The forms you can make are improving throughout ArcGIS. You'll be able to set conditional visibility on entries and group entries into logical sections. Improvements are also coming to required entries.

  • Snapping of geometries during data collection.

    Use existing assets and observations to help define locations of new ones.

  • Bulk update of attributes.

    You'll be able to update form entries for multiple assets and observations at the same time, making it easier to make changes across your data.

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