Quick reference

Extend the reach of ArcGIS to your mobile workforce and use Navigator to get directions, edit routes, access shared routes, and start navigating, all while offline.

The main parts of the app are as follows:


While this topic presents an overview of the main app screens, focus on the routing workflows the app facilitates. For an overview of how to download a map, create a route, and start navigation, see Route in Navigator.

Map and panel

The majority of your time in the app is spent using the map to plan where you need to go and visualize your routes. This is the current map. When viewing the map, you can search for addresses, places, and routes, get directions, edit routes, and start navigating. Access the Maps list to download and open another map or change your settings.

Map with callouts
  1. Maps—Return to the Maps list.
  2. Search—Searches for a route, place-name, address, coordinate location, or asset. Search honors what is configured in the map. Tap on a search result to see the route or location on the map and get options for generating directions in the panel.

    You can search using multiple coordinate formats.

    Start a search and tap Scan Bar or QR code Scan Barcode or QR Code to use its value to search.

  3. Panel—View additional information. Here, the panel shows Places, which shows the results of past searches for places, addresses, coordinate locations, and assets, and Routes, which contains the list of available shared routes. The panel can also show the details of other items (such as search results, dropped pins, and assets), a list of results (such as assets selected on the map or search results), turn-by-turn directions (route details), or navigation.

    When the panel displays a list, tap an item of interest to view its details. Tapping on a search result, route, or place in the panel will show options for generating directions. See Route in Navigator for details on turn-by-turn directions and navigation.


    In the Routes list, you can tap Refresh Refresh to refresh the list of available routes.

  4. Map—View and interact with your assets and observations. Tap an asset to view its details in the panel. You can pan, zoom in and out, and rotate the map. Long press to use a magnifier and drop a pin at a location of interest or search to get result pins on the map. Tap a pin to view its details.

    If you rotate the map, the rotation angle is shown by a compass Rotation compass in the upper right corner of the map. Tap that icon to remove the rotation and orient the map north.

  5. GPS button—Display where you are. It has two modes: automatically centering on your location GPS autopan and not centering on it GPS. Tap to change modes.
  6. Your location—Where you are. Recenter it on the screen by tapping the GPS button.

Maps list

Find, download, and open maps for routing. The available maps include Esri-provided navigation maps and customized mobile map packages that have been shared with an organization or group of which you are a member. If you don't have a data connection, only on-device maps are included.

Maps on device with callouts
  1. Profile—View your currently signed-in account and the settings associated with it. This includes the Wi-Fi and Local Authentication settings.
  2. Sort—Sort the Maps list by distance, title, or date.
  3. Search—Enter text to find a map. Your search term is used to filter the maps in the list. If search isn't visible, pull down to display it.
  4. Current section—Shows the open map. Tap the map card to return to the map. This section does not appear if there is no map currently open.
  5. Map card—Open or download the map.
  6. Overflow menu—View the map details or remove the download. If a map update is available, the update option will appear.
  7. Download—Start downloading the map.

In this topic
  1. Map and panel
  2. Maps list