Create surveys

Surveys, forms, polls, and questionnaires are really all the same thing: a list of questions. Questions, however, are one of the most powerful ways of gathering information for making decisions and taking action.

Survey123 for ArcGIS is a lightweight, yet powerful data-gathering solution that makes creating, sharing, and analyzing surveys possible in only a few steps.

For lessons on how to use Survey123 using real-world examples, see Learn ArcGIS.

Create and publish a survey

To create and publish a survey, complete the following steps:

  1. Open the Survey123 website. Sign in to your ArcGIS organizational account.

    Using ArcGIS Online

    Go to https://survey123.arcgis.com.

    Using ArcGIS Enterprise

    Go to https://survey123.arcgis.com/?portalUrl=https://host.domain.com/webadaptor/ (where host, domain, and webadaptor are replaced by information about your portal).

  2. Click Create New Survey and select From Survey123 Web from the drop-down menu.
  3. In the window that appears, enter a name for your survey. Optionally, you can also add a thumbnail, a summary, and tags.
  4. Click Create.

    A survey is created and opened for you to view. A preview of the survey is displayed on the left, while the pane on the right contains a list of usable question types.

  5. Add at least one question of any type.

    Having a question in your survey allows you to preview and publish it.

  6. Click the Publish button at the lower right.

    Your survey is now available to be opened and used by users with the URL provided in the Link button at the upper right.

Use a survey

To use a survey, complete the following steps:

  1. Open the Survey123 website. Sign in to your ArcGIS organizational account.

    Using ArcGIS Online

    Go to https://survey123.arcgis.com.

    Using ArcGIS Enterprise

    Go to https://survey123.arcgis.com/?portalUrl=https://host.domain.com/webadaptor/ (where host, domain, and webadaptor are replaced by information about your portal).

  2. Select the Link button on the survey's thumbnail.

    Your new survey displays, and you can complete the survey questions. The link in your browser's URL allows you to send this page to others.

  3. When you've completed the survey, select Submit at the end of the survey.

    A message displays telling you that the survey has been submitted successfully, as well as prompting you to fill out another entry.

View results

To view the results of your survey, complete the following steps:

  1. Open the Survey123 website. Sign in to your ArcGIS organizational account.

    Using ArcGIS Online

    Go to https://survey123.arcgis.com.

    Using ArcGIS Enterprise

    Go to https://survey123.arcgis.com/?portalUrl=https://host.domain.com/webadaptor/ (where host, domain, and webadaptor are replaced by information about your portal).

  2. Choose the survey you just created.

    On both the Overview and Data tabs, you'll see an entry for the survey you just submitted.