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Enable image upload in hosted feature service or use specified fields in Crowdsource app?

Question asked by leavargas on Sep 14, 2016
Latest reply on Sep 15, 2016 by AMuise-esristaff

Hi all! I'm trying to figure out  a solution for an app-building issue I've come across.

 

Let me start with saying that the end goal is to have an easily accessible app to collect specific information and image uploads to go along with that information. We want users to have the ease of adding data as a guest or through logging in via some social outlet (and we would like to review and approve that data, if possible, before its posted).

 

The two apps I've looked into are the GeoForm and the Crowdsource story map. Here are the challenges I've faced with both of these:

 

1. Geoform. If you were to use ESRI's Developer to create a feature service for use in an app, you have the ability to enable attachments for data, such as images. I'm building a GeoForm app using a feature service that I hosted onto ArcGIS Online from ArcCatalog, but I cannot figure out how to enable attachments on the form. I created a new field for raster data and updated the old feature service, assuming that would allow for image uploads but to no avail. Is there a way for me to make this work?

 

2. Crowdsource Story Map. Is it possible to use the feature service in the Crowdsource app? This would be ideal as we want easy access to the information of the project, but we want specific information only (the fields and domains of the feature service). I haven't seen a way for me to change the preset fields of the story map to allow me to do this.

 

*Note: I've built the feature service in ArcCatalog so that I can have domains for drop-down menus and radio buttons in apps like GeoForm. To my knowledge, that can't be done in Developer.

 

 

Thank you for any input/solutions you may have for me! Every bit helps.

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