Inspect

ArcGIS Field Maps allows you to perform inspections or edit assets and observations in the field with maps that are enabled for editing. The best workflow for these inspections depends on how you monitor the results:

Note:

If your assets or observations don't have related reports, you won't see options for them.

If you're capturing new assets or observations, see Capture.

Update an existing asset (edit)

Update an existing asset or observation, changing the location or information in the form.

  1. Open the map of your assets or observations.
  2. Select the asset or observation you need to update by doing one of the following:
    • Tap the asset or observation on the map to select it manually.
    • Do a search for the asset or observation, and choose it from the search results.
    • From a pin dropped at its location, go to What's here and choose the asset or observation from the list.

    If there is more than one asset or observation at that location, choose the one to update from the list that appears.

    The asset or observation is highlighted on the map and its form appears in the panel.

  3. Tap Edit Edit.

    The asset or observation's location and form are editable.

  4. Update the asset or observation's location as needed by editing its location.
  5. Fill out the form, including adding any attachments (photos, videos, or audio files).
  6. Tap Submit once your asset or observation is ready.

    Your asset or observation is on the map and its form displays in the panel. If you're working online, others immediately have access to your edits. If you're working offline, your edits are available to others once you sync them.

Add a related report

Add a new related inspection report (related record) to an existing asset or observation, providing status information.

  1. Open the map of your assets or observations.
  2. Select the asset or observation to which you need to add a report by doing one of the following:
    • Tap the asset or observation on the map to select it manually.
    • Do a search for the asset or observation, and choose it from the search results.
    • From a pin dropped at its location, go to What's here and choose the asset or observation from the list.

    If there is more than one asset or observation at that location, choose the one to update from the list that appears.

    The asset or observation is highlighted on the map and its form appears in the panel.

  3. In the form, scroll to the Related section. Tap the type of report you are adding.

    A list of existing reports appears if there are any.

  4. Tap Add to add a new report. If prompted, choose the type of report.
    Note:

    If you're not prompted to choose a type, only a single type is available, and it is selected automatically.

    The form for your new report appears.

  5. Fill out the form, including adding any attachments (photos, videos, or audio files).
  6. Tap Submit once your inspection is ready.

    Your inspection is added to the related asset and its form displays in the panel. If you're working online, others immediately have access to your edits. If you're working offline, your edits are available to others once you sync them.

Update the forms of multiple existing assets (edit multiple)

Update a form entry for multiple assets or observations at the same time. For example, if mobile workers are performing inspections and need to mark multiple hydrants as having passed inspection, they can select all the hydrants and update all their form entries tracking inspection at once.

Note:

With multiple features selected, you can't update the location, attachments, or related reports.

  1. Open the map of your assets or observations.
  2. From the Overflow menu Overflow, tap Edit multiple.
    Note:

    If the map doesn't have an editable layer that supports updates, you won't see the Edit multiple option.

  3. Select the assets or observations you need to update by doing one of the following:
    • Tap individual assets or observations on the map to add them to the selection.
    • Tap multiple assets or observations to add all of them to the selection.

      If the assets or observations you tap first are in different layers, choose the layer you want to update.

    Tip:

    If you add an asset or observation to your selection in error, you can remove it by swiping it in the list of selected features and tapping Deselect.

    You must select at least two assets or observations. All selected assets or observations must be in the same layer.

    The assets or observations are highlighted on the map and included in the panel. In the panel, you can review the selection or tap an asset or observation to see its details. After viewing the details of a single asset or observation, close its details to return to the list of selected items.

  4. Once you have selected all the assets or observations you need to update, tap Continue.

    A form created by combining all the values in the selected assets or observations appears in the panel. Entries for which the forms of all the selected assets or observations have the same value display the value. Entries with more than one value in the selection display multiple values. Entries without values don't display a value.

  5. Fill out the form.

    While editing multiple features, you can't add or remove attachments. Entries determined by subtypes and entries that are the foreign keys for relationships are hidden and can't be updated.

  6. Tap Submit once your assets or observations are ready.

    Your assets or observations are updated. If you're working online, others immediately have access to your edits. If you're working offline, your edits are available to others once you sync them.