Is it possible to have a blank topographic base for ArcCollector instead of a basemap? Instead of having a basemap just having no backdrop essentially

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12-20-2017 11:50 AM
deleted-user-9a0OAqlztHcy
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Is it possible to have a blank topographic base for ArcCollector instead of a basemap? arccollector# #arcgisonline

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CarmelConnolly
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Hi Cody, 

A web map and Collector for ArcGIS requires that a basemap is in place. It is possibe to create your own basemap using one of these methods: Using tile packages for publishing hosted tile layers | ArcGIS Blog 

In your case you would create a polygon for your area of interest that has no fill or outline and share as a tile package. 

Basemaps are there to provide context for end users, will the data be usable with no visial guide of where they are?


Carmel

deleted-user-9a0OAqlztHcy
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Carmel,

Thank you so much for your quick response. The data would still be accurate if pulled into a basemap after the fact correct? If we collect it without a basemap that would be to speed up the collection process/counter the crashes well logging positions that the current version of Collector currently is facing. My area of concern would be that in the end would we be able to remove the tile layer and use a different basemap?

Once again thank you for the help!

Cody

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CarmelConnolly
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Hi Cody, 

As long as coordinate systems were kept aligned, the data would still be accurate (depending on the GPS of the device etc.) and the layer can be add to another basemap. 

Carmel

deleted-user-9a0OAqlztHcy
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Thank you it worked great, and the loading time has drastically increased

GISSupport3
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You can also pre-load basemaps to a device

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