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Capture a record

ArcGIS QuickCapture is a field data capture app that allows you to capture data fast. You can capture both the location and attributes of assets or incidents as you travel. A project author determines the arrangement of buttons, how they appear, and the information they collect. The app allows you to capture both photos and sensor information from the device.

The following steps outline how to use the QuickCapture app in the field to capture records. If you don't have a project prepared, you can use the Try it option when you sign in.

Install the QuickCapture app and sign in

To install the app and sign in, complete the following steps:

  1. Get the app from one of the app stores, or download it from the QuickCapture Resources page.
  2. Start the app.
  3. Sign in using your ArcGIS organizational account that has been provisioned with a QuickCapture license. See ArcGIS account requirements for more information.

If you do not have an ArcGIS account, you can still try QuickCapture. Click the Try it option on the sign in page to download and use one of the sample projects.


If you sign out while offline, you will be unable to sign in again until you are next online.

Find and download a project

The first time you sign in, you need to download a project to your device.

  1. Select Get Projects to see the projects available to download.
  2. Select the project card for the project you want to download.

    If the project is not already on your device, the download icon changes to an information icon once the download is complete. If you do not see projects to download, contact your project administrator and ask for the project to be shared with you.

Open a project and capture data

To open a project and capture data, complete the following steps:

  1. Tap a project in the gallery to open it.
    Optionally, your project can be configured to accept a user input on launch. Enter a value to proceed to the project page.
  2. Tap a button to capture a field observation.

    Optionally, your project can be configured to use an exclusivity group. In this case, tapping a button can stop the capture of one feature and start capturing the next one.

    A project can also be configured with a required horizontal accuracy. If so, the user will be unable to capture a record until the accuracy threshold has been met.

    User input can be configured for when a button is pressed. If so, enter a valid value before pressing another button.


    Lines and polygons will not be captured until the user has moved a minimum distance from the first vertex. Lines require a minimum of two vertices and polygons a minimum of three vertices.

User input

A project can be optionally configured to accept an input from the user. By default, the user is prompted for this input when the project is launched. The project author will define the buttons and fields to which the value is applied.

Exclusivity group

An exclusivity group is used to ensure only one button within the group is active at any time. Buttons from different template groups can be included in a single exclusivity group, and multiple exclusivity groups can be applied to a project.

Close a project

When you close a project by returning to the project gallery, the following happens:

  • Any active line, polygon, or continuous point capture ends and is saved.
  • If you are online, all data is sent.
  • If you are offline, all data is saved on the device.

While your device is online, your captured records are automatically sent. If your device is offline, your captured records are automatically sent the next time you're online.