Configure project map

The project map can be viewed in the mobile app to review newly captured records. By default, the organization's default basemap is used as the project map. When a project is created from existing layers, the project author can choose to create a web map from these layers. If chosen, this web map is used as the project map and will display both new capture records and those sent by other users of the project.

In the web designer, any of the following can be selected as the project map:

  • Online basemap
  • Online web map
  • Offline .tpk, .vtpk, or .mmpk files.

A .mmpk file can also optionally reference online content, which would be updated when the device is online. This may be useful if your environment is sometimes connected. For example, offline background layers would be available to view at all times, but when the device is online, previously captured records from the project can also be seen on the map.

By default, unsent records shown in the project map are symbolized with a single pin symbol. The project author may choose to symbolize unsent records using the following:

  • Button—Icon or color of the button.
  • Layer—Symbology of the target feature layer.

Offline map

By default, the map extent of an online map is cached for ongoing use when the device is taken offline. As long as the project is not closed, the map extent that was visible while online will remain visible when offline.

If the app user opens a project while the device is offline and no offline map has been configured by the project author, the Esri default offline map will be visible. This default offline map is a lightweight simplified basemap of the world, designed to provide basic geographic context to local data.

There are two ways that custom offline maps can be configured for use by the app: an offline map can be associated with the project in the web designer by the author, or the Esri default offline map on the device can be replaced by the app user.

The Esri default offline map is a .vtpk file that is copied to the device during installation. This file—esri_default.vtpk—can be replaced with your own file of the same name, of any of the supported offline file types: .tpk, .vtpk, or .mmpk. Once replaced, the map will be viewable in any project opened while the device is offline. This file is located in the maps folder on the device in the following places:

  • WindowsC:\Users\<username>\ArcGIS\QuickCapture\resources\maps
  • AndroidInternal Storage/Android/data/com.esri.quickcapture/files/ArcGIS/QuickCapture/resources/maps
  • iOSQuickCapture/ArcGIS/ArcGIS QuickCapture/resources/maps

If the app is reinstalled, any replaced files will be deleted and the Esri default offline map reinstated.

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