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Setting up domains and subtypes

Question asked by Benjamin.L.Richard1 on Jan 18, 2017
Latest reply on Jan 20, 2017 by Benjamin.L.Richard1

Greetings, I am attempting to configure a webmap for collecting field data at the different wildlife management areas that I frequent near my house. I want to start marking deer sign, hunting locations, areas of interest such as bedding areas, feeding areas, funnels and pinch points.  I would also like to record line data for game trails and such.


 I will be using collector to collect this data.  I've followed the ESRI tutorials on the subject successfully however I am having a bit of difficulty duplicating the process for my needs.....


The disconnect is in setting up the Domains, fields, and subtypes.....Im super close, but somewhere Im missing something.....would I need to create a Gdb for each item, then set up the domains and subtypes then?

for example

gametrail.gdb - line features 

mushroomhunting.gdb - point features

hunting location.gdb - point features

deer sign - point features


I feel like above would be the best approach....

assuming the above is correct, then I would set up domains in each gdb accordingly?

So, visually on the map I dont need to see what type of mushroom there is, just a point feature that shows me there is a mushroom, (I can filter my results as needed) then i want to click on it so it will display the mushroom type, colony size, what its growing on, and the date it was collected....


So Im looking for my end result to be when Im in the field with collector, I want to be able to touch the collect feature and be able to choose first between 


hunt location


deer sign


assuming I click mushroom, the I would like to be able to input

type of mushroom

colony size

what its growing on

date collected 


then from that list, I would like to have a list of pre made options.....for example if I mushroom type I would get a list like



Chicken of the Woods



So i got the rest of it,I have been able to successfuly publish a map to arcgis online and collect points and such just not under the structure I would like it to be in


I apologize for the extremely lengthy question.....but I have been at this for three or four days and have pretty much exhausted my resources.......I am brand new to all this and was introduced to it when i took Intro to GIS and Intermediate GIS last semester at school.......i absolutely fell in love with this stuff......the school i was enrolled in wasn't up to my standards and I have since changed schools and am now majoring in Geography and hope to specialize in GIS.  I dont start school until march, so in the meantime I have been taking esri mooc classes and all i can get elsewhere.  I am also going to subscribe to the esri home use program and start ripping through all the classes they have on there.