So, we've all had good and bad experiences with editing features online in a browser. For point features this is no problem, but as soon as you move over to polylines and polygons it becomes a struggle to make the simplest of edits. This is no fault to ESRI, it's just that the browser technology is not advanced enough to perform those actions.
What if we could remove the browser out of the way? And utilize the full power of desktop application? This is my suggestion - ESRI should consider creating an application that's a cross between ArcReader and Operations Dashboard. Let's call it "Arc Desktop Feature Services Editor" for now...
This would be a light weight desktop installation that is able to open Web Maps for AGOL or Portal, if the web maps contain feature services (editing) then the user gets an edit option that looks exactly the same as the current web browser edit toolbar. It's an application for the masses, the non GIS personnel - a simple interface that they can't break any data, and can easily learn.
Similar ideas have been posted:
but I didn't think that they captured the full potential.
Let's get this idea reviewed and see what happens from there.
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