Use offline basemaps

You can download map packages for later offline use. Map packages need to be associated with a survey for you to be able to browse and download them. To learn how to associate a basemap with a survey, see Prepare basemaps for offline use.

When using the Standard map type, you can download .tpk, .vtpk, and .mmpk files. When using the Basic map type, only .tpk files can be downloaded.

Download a linked map package in the Survey123 field app

To download a shared map package, complete the following steps:

  1. Start the Survey123 field app and sign in with your ArcGIS organization account.
  2. Select the survey to which you associated a map package.
  3. Choose the menu and choose Offline Maps.

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  4. Choose the map package from the list to download.

Once successfully downloaded, you'll see the map package in the list of basemaps on the location page of your survey.

Use a map package in the Survey123 field app

You can use either manually copied map packages or downloaded, shared map packages in your survey.

To use a map package, complete the following steps:

  1. Start the Survey123 field app and sign in with your ArcGIS organization account.
  2. Select the survey to which you associated a map package.
  3. Choose Collect.
  4. Choose the map question and display the full screen map.
  5. Press the Basemap button and select your map package.