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Configuring Field Maps to allow Photo Capture

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06-03-2021 06:57 PM
JenniferLink1
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Hello,

I would like to configure my Field Maps application to allow one or more photos to be taken when a feature is added or edited. I am using ArcGIS Online with my organizational account. I have enabled Editing and Sync on the hosted Feature Layer. I have enabled attachments on the Layer within the hosted Feature Layer from the settings in ArcGIS Online.   The Web Map that the Hosted Feature Layer is a part of is enabled for Offline. I have created 5 offline map areas. 

When I attempt to add a new feature on my Samsung Tab A device, there is no option to capture a photo on the form. Is there anything else I need to do to allow a user to take a photo? 

Thank you!

Jen

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ColinLawrence
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Hi @JenniferLink1 ,

 

It sounds like you have covered the basics of what is required. Have you had a chance to try the map Online (not a downloaded area)? Do you get the same experience? Its possible the offline areas were created before attachments were enabled on the service. Try saving the Web Map again and recreating the offline areas if you have not already. While saving, check if you can add an attachment from the Web Map viewer. 

 

Regards,

Colin

Regards,
Colin

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ColinLawrence
Esri Regular Contributor

Hi @JenniferLink1 ,

 

It sounds like you have covered the basics of what is required. Have you had a chance to try the map Online (not a downloaded area)? Do you get the same experience? Its possible the offline areas were created before attachments were enabled on the service. Try saving the Web Map again and recreating the offline areas if you have not already. While saving, check if you can add an attachment from the Web Map viewer. 

 

Regards,

Colin

Regards,
Colin
JenniferLink1
New Contributor III

Thanks for the suggestion! It turned out that I did have to recreate the offline map areas before it would recognize the 'enabled attachments' setting. I had enabled that after creating the offline areas.

Regards,

Jen

DavidMedara
New Contributor II

I had the exact same problem. Thanks for posting this question. 

Dave

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nishi
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I have a single layer on the map that is enabled for offline use.  The rest of the layers are not enabled.  My question is, in order for the option to capture a photo to my offline enabled layer, does the rest of the map contents have to be enabled for offline just for the layer I want the option to add a photo?

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ColinLawrence
Esri Regular Contributor

Hi @nishi , if you want to perform data collection/capture photos offline then all layers in your map must be configured for offline use. If this is not done, Field Maps will not let you take the map offline. Just to clarify, in case this was your question, a layer does not need to be offline enabled in order to add attachments. 

Regards,
Colin
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BeckyMackel2
New Contributor

Hi Colin, 

I stumbled on this thread researching my photo attachment issue. Is the configuring for offline use done in AGOL or in ArcPro?  I have checked all of the settings in my layers in AGOL and my photo option is not appearing in Field Maps. 

Thank you in advance for any ideas, 

Becky Mackel

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BeckyMackel2
New Contributor

Please disregard - I found the 'allow attachments' toggle switch buried where I did not find it after searching earlier. 

Cheers!

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