Which app should I use to collect data?

04-27-2020 03:54 PM
by Esri Regular Contributor
Esri Regular Contributor
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Which app should I use to collect data? That's a question I hear a lot – both now, in the education space, and previously, when I was part of the field apps team. Esri offers multiple apps for collecting data in the field – Survey123, Collector, and QuickCapture – and it isn't always clear when to use each one. 

I've been making some story maps lately, and I decided to dedicate one to helping answer that question: 

ArcGIS StoryMaps > ArcGIS field apps in schools
Field apps comparison promo image

Take a read to learn what is common to all three apps and the data collection power they bring to the field. Continue to think through your data collection project, and its purpose, so that you can determine the right app for your project. (Yes, it depends on the project.)

About the Author
Our kids need GIS in their problem-solving toolboxes. I'm working to get digital maps into each K-12 classroom and the hands of each child. A long-time Esri employee, I've previously worked on Esri's mobile apps, focused on documentation and best practices. Out of the office I'm a runner often found on the trails or chasing my children.