Simulate Collectors Moving about?

Discussion created by sjacksonesriaustralia-com-au-esridist Employee on May 15, 2013
Latest reply on May 17, 2013 by russell_roberts-esristaff
I am taking baby steps with Collector & Dashboard.  So far I am liking the capabilities.

In particular, I want to showcase to my organisation the capabilities of the tracking functionality.

I have added a tracking layer to my web-map.  Now I would like to simulate multiple field crew staff roaming about in the field.

Has anyone worked out how to achieve this?

Some ideas I had:

1. I saw in the Beta Geoevent processor, that there is a simulator to do this.  However, I want to keep this all on ArcGIS Online and setup times for the Beta GeoEvent processor might not be feasible.

2. Get some staff to roam about in the field.  (not feasible at all).

3. Find an iphone App that lets me spoof the location.  I saw one for Android where you could feed in a GPS track and it would then spoof the location of the Android GPS to match that track.  I have access to a few iPhones, but they cannot be jailbroken.

Any ideas on how to achieve this?