Is it possible to track where surveyors go in Survey123?

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11-29-2018 03:24 PM
DarraghO_Keeffe2
New Contributor II

Is it possible to enable a Location Tracking Feature Layer (hosted) for Survey123 that drops 'breadcrumbs' in a similar fashion to how location tracking is enabled in Collector?

Track where collectors go—Collector for ArcGIS | ArcGIS 

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MeganR_ess
Esri Contributor

Hello Darragh,

In Survey123, you can "track surveys" by adding a geopoint question to your Survey. By default, the Survey123 field app tries to capture the location of your device. If your device provides a location, it will be used as the default location. By also enabling Editor Tracking on the Survey's feature service, you will be able to see when data is collected and by whom it is collected. That being said, this will just be a point associated with the survey record, not "bread crumbs." 

Survey123 only supports using one layer at a time, so you cannot have both the survey's feature layer AND a tracking layer at this point in time. Consider checking out the GeoNet Ideas Page Location tracking in Survey123 - you can up vote the idea and contribute your own ideas to it as well!

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MeganR_ess
Esri Contributor

Hello Darragh,

In Survey123, you can "track surveys" by adding a geopoint question to your Survey. By default, the Survey123 field app tries to capture the location of your device. If your device provides a location, it will be used as the default location. By also enabling Editor Tracking on the Survey's feature service, you will be able to see when data is collected and by whom it is collected. That being said, this will just be a point associated with the survey record, not "bread crumbs." 

Survey123 only supports using one layer at a time, so you cannot have both the survey's feature layer AND a tracking layer at this point in time. Consider checking out the GeoNet Ideas Page Location tracking in Survey123 - you can up vote the idea and contribute your own ideas to it as well!

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DarraghO_Keeffe2
New Contributor II

I managed to get the result I was looking for. It's a bit of a hack, but here it is.....

1. Created a 1 field point layer for Collector that has a hyperlink to the Survey123 form. The point is placed at the assigned survey location starting point. This then launches the survey from Collector via the popup.

2. Added a Location Tracking Feature Layer (hosted) to the Collector map. This gives the desired 'breadcrumb' effect which allows a dispatcher to monitor surveyors movements in the field via a web map in a dashboard.

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