Collect Feature not on maps

01-05-2023 10:11 AM
New Contributor

We have a series of offline maps created in Field Maps to collect data. Each map represents a different region from our service area. We brought these maps in from the old Collector app and everything populated seamlessly from it. However, 1 of the maps does not have the little blue icon that appears in the mobile app that allows to start tracking/collecting data points. We cannot figure out why this map doesn't have that "button" appear, but the other maps do. All permissions appear to be granted on the back end of the maps for the appropriate users. Any thoughts?

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Occasional Contributor II

One of the reasons a map will not have the little blue icon to start the data collection process is that Collector thinks that there are no editable layers in the map. Validate what you think your editable layers are in that map. You have to have at least one editable layer in each map in order to data collect in the map. I have seen this in my own maps where I forgot to include the editable layer. In the older Collector versions, you would not even see a map in you map list if it did not have a valid edit layer. Field Maps does not operate that way, its shows all your valid maps, but no blue icon if no editable layer in the map. 

This might not be your issue, just one that I had seen with a similar behavior. Something to consider. Hope that helps.

Occasional Contributor III

In addition, you may have an editable layer, but the layer is turned off (not visible) or has an error while loading. Both would be evident when you check your layers list in Field Maps Mobile.

- Justin Reynolds, PE
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