Dear UvA student or UvA staff member,
this webpage is meant for use of the ESRI Collector App within the University of Amsterdam and the preparation of geodata for use with it in the GIS-studio. For questions concerning the use of the Collector App please send an e-mail to: Thijs de Boer, e-mail address: w.m.deboer at uva dot nl.
1: ESRI Collector App - User Manual
The ESRI Collector App can make data collection and processing a very streamlined process compared to using field notebooks and manually tracking GPS coordinates. In order to best utilize the App and reach the most benefit, it is important to be consistent with your data collection as well as to use the App correctly. This manual is intended to help clarify the data collection process within the Collector App itself.
Download: Click here to download the ESRI Collector App - UvA User Manual (English).
The next section of this web page contains a separate companion manual intended for use by those who will be creating and publishing field forms for use in the App.
2: ESRI Collector App - Producer Manual
The ESRI Collector App can be a very useful tool for recording data while in the field by enabling offline access to maps stored in ArcGIS Online. Using ArcCatalog, editable field forms can be created for use in the Collector App. To obtain the geographic coordinates for data points made in the Collector App, the App uses the built-in GPS hardware in portable devices such as smartphones or tablets. Data points taken in the field without internet access may be synchronized with ArcGIS Online when an internet connection is restored. Data from ArcGIS Online can then be exported in a variety of formats, including Shapefile and CSV. The following workflow diagram provides a simplified overview of the necessary steps to set up a project using the Collector App. This manual is intended to help potential Collector App users create a database and field forms and retrieve the data after collection. In the section above you can find and download a separate companion manual intended for non-publishing users of the Collector App.
Download: Click here to download the ESRI Collector App - UvA Producer Manual (English).