See kml data on iPad Collector App

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10-01-2014 04:46 AM
CharmaleeSandanayake1
New Contributor III

I have a kml showing on my ArcGIS Online web app but it does not show up in the Collector app on the iPad. I noticed that kml data is supported on the Collector for Android app. Are they not supported on iOS? If not are there any plans for that?

Thanks!

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JoeFlannery
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Charmalee:

I think that the Collector app shows the user any maps that contain a valid editable layer(s) and only editable layer(s).  From my experience with the Collector app on an iPad, I have found that Hosted Feature Services and Feature Services from ArcGIS for Server 10.2.2 are valid editable layers.  If a map contains a valid editable layer and, say, a Map Notes layer, KML layer or a Map Service layer that are not editable, that map will not appear in Collector.  Also, the hosted feature services needs to be set with editing and offline enabled.

Only the maps, shown below with stars, appear in the Collector App on my iPad.

Hosted.JPG

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CharmaleeSandanayake1
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Thanks for your reply Joe. From my experience as well the map definitely has to contain an editable feature service for it to be available in the Collector app. Most of the maps I have created aren't offline enabled so I can see some map services such as caches along with the editable feature service in the Collector App. It would be great if we could view kmls as well.

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JoeFlannery
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I agree with your last statement.  Our users have installed the Explorer for ArcGIS app on their devices, as well, so that they can access and view all their maps/layers.

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CharmaleeSandanayake1
New Contributor III

That's a great suggestion. I just tried the Explorer for ArcGIS app but it looks like the kml that I am trying to see is not supported. I can look at it through the web browser though using ArcGIS Online so I think that is what I will end up recommending to users.

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