Is there a way or service that will allow me to access and edit my geodatabase back in the office from a mobile device on the field?
Public access wouldn't be required, but VPN access might, or just a secured web site -- call it "connectivity" with the AGS host's service. Any way you roll it, the IT folks should be in on the conversation.
Sure is it called ArcGIS Server and FeatureServices or publish your FeatureClass to your AGOL account as a FeatureService.
Publishing feature services—Documentation (10.3 and 10.3.1) | ArcGIS for Server
Publish hosted feature layers—ArcGIS Online Help | ArcGIS
Thanks Robert for your reply but i'm still having some issues.
I created the feature service and I'm able to access it through ArcMap , edit, and then the changes are reflected in the local SDE Geodatabase. This however only works when both machines are on the same network. When I try with one of the machines being on a different network I get this error message: " Cannot connect to this server"
That's what I'm aiming for, to be able to edit from the field which obiously would be over different internet networks or providers.
Awaiting your response!
THanks again! really appreciate it.
This would require you (your IT people) to provide access to your ArcGIS server to the web/public. You would be able to use a public url to access the server like esri sample servers.
Yep, I probably should not have used the word "public". Maybe "external" would have been a better choice.
You have been great with your responses, but I'm kind of a novice when it comes to ArcGIS Server. Is there any documentation or online instructions that I can follow to achieve this? Please see this youtube video. Its exactly what I want to be able to accomplish. ArcGIS Mobile Demo - YouTube
Thanks so much!
Here is some links:
Inside an ArcGIS Server site—Documentation (10.4) | ArcGIS for Server
About ArcGIS Web Adaptor—Installation Guides (10.4) | ArcGIS for Server
Or if you are using an older version of ArcGIS Server:
ArcGIS Server Help | Exposing your services to external users
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