Take Your Web Maps Offline

Take Your Web Maps Offline (PDF) is a new implementation guide for field operations. It teaches administrators how to prepare maps for offline use in Collector for ArcGIS and Explorer for ArcGIS.

You can’t always predict whether mobile workers will have an internet connection in the field, but you can prepare them to work without one. This guide will teach you how.

Task checklist for taking web maps offline

By taking web maps offline, your mobile workers can collect data and explore assets on their mobile device – regardless of whether or not they have an internet connection.

Complete the checklist provided in the guide and you’ll be able to:

While you can go offline with Collector Classic, map areas are only supported in the new version of Collector, available on iOS and Android.

Download this guide and let us know what you think! You can take the guide survey or send us an email at

About the author

Josh is a Product Writer with a background in geography and comparative literature. Originally from Georgia, Josh now works and lives in Portland, Maine. When he isn't writing for the field apps team, he enjoys reading and playing his bass clarinet.

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