Signature field in ArcGIS Field Maps (similar to Survey 123)

03-08-2021 12:40 PM
Status: Under Consideration
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New Contributor III

Hello all,

I would find it very useful to have a signature field in ArcGIS field maps with the same functionality we see in Survey 123 - storing the drawn signature as an image attachment. Perhaps there is an efficient work around for this implementation? If not, I think it would be a useful enhancement for Field Maps.



Status changed to: Under Consideration

@Henry_PeleshBW  I agree, this would be very beneficial to field workers who deal with public or business affiliated projects where signatures are mandatory for review or documentation of the data or surveys, like Survey123, being performed or taken. I know field worker already supports pictures in the data tabs and collection aspects of the app, I would very much like to see this function as well if it is supportable on the platform.

Best regards,

Jansen Lyons


I agree, we have a use case where an inspector needs to collect a signature from a business when the inspection has been completed.  There are other requirements that make Field Maps a great choice for this application.  This signature acknowledges that the inspection was performed and any violations and related corrective actions found during the inspection were communicated.  Then the signature needs to be included on a inspection report.  We are looking for potential workarounds and will share if we find a solution.



I've got a workaround. Make sure you turn on the attachments option and turn on 'Keep track of who created and last updated features' to make sure a GlobalID is added to your featureclass. 

Create a survey123 form, based on your featureclass. In the form you will see (first tab) a 'Image' type in column A. In column F you can change the appearance to 'signature'. I also turned 'required' on in column G.

After you published your survey123 form, go to your webmap and go to the pop-up settings. Over here you create a hyperlink to your survey123 form. It should look something like this:{GlobalID}

Change the red text with your featureclass id. 

And make sure you add https:// in your url, otherwise it won't work. I learned that the hard way :) 


After the user creates a new point, the pop-up including the link will automatically appear..