Survey 123 and Collector for Arc GIS

10-02-2017 06:41 AM
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I was wondering if it is possible to create a survey using Survey123 but was wondering if it is possible for the survey123 survey to carry through into Collector to just plot the polygon/point where the fields are auto-populated from what you input in the Survey123 form?

Rather than input the information on Survey123 go to Collector and have to re-input the information causing you to double-key.

Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

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Occasional Contributor

Hi Jenna,

Can you please describe the workflow in more details?


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by Anonymous User
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I thought the latest update to the collector app would allow for a collector feature to except values passed from a Survey123 form?

What's new—Collector for ArcGIS | ArcGIS 

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I have this question too.

It is not entirely to me either how this new functionality works or is implemented. "When using the custom URL scheme to open Collector through another app, a website, or an email, you can now include information to start a collection" - what does that really mean?

The GitHub repository only shows examples for opening a map and centering a map. There are no examples for starting a collection.

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by Anonymous User
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I wonder if it is similar to the one that Survey123 uses?


#jeff shaner can you shed some light on the documentation for the updated URL schema?

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Esri Regular Contributor

Hi All

Updated responce - based on recent update to the github resource detailed below:


Yes you correct in that you Collector does have a custom URL scheme and you can pass in a webmap ID and a lat long:


and also attributes: 

arcgis-collector://?itemID=5d417865c4c947d19a26a13c7d320323&center=43.524080, 5.445545&featureSourceURL={”quality”:2,“observed”:1502917218285}

Please see the following for more information on the collector url scheme:

GitHub - Esri/collector-integration: Multi Language repository that contains documentation and sampl... 

The issue is that Survey123 can't pass in the answers from a completed form. I will get this added as an enhancement request.


I hope this clarifies things - but please let me know if you need further information.