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FYI, links to the latest introductory technical workshop videos from the Esri UC 2019 conference, related to the ArcGIS Field Apps in the ArcGIS Platform, are available online.



1. ArcGIS Apps for the Field: An Introduction

2. Workforce for ArcGIS: An Introduction

3. Collector for ArcGIS: An Introduction

4. Survey123 for ArcGIS: An Introduction

5. ArcGIS QuickCapture: An Introduction

6. Tracker for ArcGIS: An Introduction

7. Navigator for ArcGIS: An Introduction


To learn more about Field Operations in ArcGIS,

Field Operations | Field Apps to Optimize Efficiency 


To learn more about deploying the ArcGIS Field Apps and security considerations,

ArcGIS Secure Mobile Implementation Patterns whitepaper



In 1 week, Manage Your Field Operations in Real Time webinar discussing the ArcGIS Field Apps; presented by Jeff Shaner. Wed Oct 10, 2018 | 9:00 a.m.–10:00 a.m. (PDT).


Registration link:



Description: Realize the value of ArcGIS field apps to improve your asset inspection workflows. Learn how to use mobile apps to help coordinate, navigate, capture, and monitor field operations. In this webinar, Esri experts will demonstrate how ArcGIS apps for the field work together to optimize workflows.


Learn about:

  • Schedule and dispatch resources effectively.
  • Define routes to your projects and assets.
  • Capture data and offline in the field.
  • Empower stakeholders with easy-to-understand dashboards that support informed decision-making.


FYI, here's a great video from the Esri 2018 User Conference of the ArcGIS Apps for the Field: An Introduction technical session presented by Ismael Chivite and Chris LeSueur. A nice starting point to learn about the ArcGIS field apps to help plan, coordinate, run and monitor field operations. 


ArcGIS Apps for the Field: An Introduction




FYI, this is a nice primer video on the various ArcGIS Field Apps - which enables GIS in the field to support your business workflows.


ArcGIS Apps for the field - YouTube  (3 mins)




Hot off the presses ... checkout this whitepaper I wrote with the Esri Security team!!


Description: This white paper helps guide IT managers and GIS administrators in deploying an enterprise GIS with a mobile field component. It discusses the esri GeoSpatial Cloud, the "Web GIS" pattern with the ArcGIS Platform, the ArcGIS Field Apps, enterprise mobile app management, enterprise security mechanisms, and concludes with a section on different deployment scenarios. The objective is to provide some background, tips, and guidance as they implement a secure enterprise GIS solution.


UPDATED 11/12/2019:

The whitepaper has been updated with the following:

- Information on the high level field operations product story;

- Addition of ArcGIS QuickCapture and Tracker for ArcGIS field apps; along with other ArcGIS mobile apps;

- Updates to mobile device management (MDM) support by the ArcGIS mobile apps;

- Updates to portal membership and a discussion on ArcGIS user types;

- Updates to enterprise security mechanisms section;

- New section on compliance;

- Updates to security deployment considerations.



Get the whitepaper:



A great article published in Field Technologies Online which discusses how the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC), the third-largest municipal utility in California, saved $40,000 on their mobile inspections using Survey123 for ArcGIS.


Mobilizing Inspections Saves $40000 

(registration is required to view the entire article, but worth it)