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What’s New in the ArcGIS Earth Mobile App (January 2021)

With the new year comes a new update to the ArcGIS Earth mobile app, with improvements to support collaborative workflows between mobile and desktop. We’re also very pleased to introduce new functionality for capturing GPS tracks and sharing them with your organization’s portal.

This release is the first step in what we expect to be a very exciting year for the ArcGIS Earth mobile app – if you haven’t already tried it out, visit our website to download the latest version of the mobile app from Google Play or the App Store, and read on for more details on what’s included in this new release.

GPS Tracks in ArcGIS Earth mobile

Introducing GPS Tracks

The ArcGIS Earth mobile app now supports capturing and sharing GPS tracks. Tracks recorded in the field can be exported as KMZ files, or uploaded directly to your organization’s portal. Use ArcGIS Earth on desktop for further advanced analysis. This new feature works to support stronger collaboration between mobile and desktop users.

GPS Tracks in ArcGIS Earth mobile

Launch Navigation Apps from ArcGIS Earth Mobile

The ArcGIS Earth mobile app now offers the option to conveniently launch navigation apps for routing to a searched or predefined location. Navigate to the target location within the ArcGIS Earth mobile app and select your preferred navigation app from the list. ArcGIS Earth will launch the app on your device and automatically display the route.

Scan QR Code to Connect to a Portal

Connecting to a portal from the ArcGIS Earth mobile app has never been easier. We’ve added a new option to connect by scanning a QR code for the portal URL, connecting you in just seconds:

Additional Features and Enhancements

We’re excited for everything that 2021 will bring to the ArcGIS Earth mobile app! Keep an eye out for more updates coming soon. Download the latest versions of ArcGIS Earth mobile and desktop, and visit the ArcGIS Earth Resources page to get started with free training and tutorials.

About the author

Avonlea Fotheringham is an Esri Product Marketing Manager for ArcGIS Earth & ArcGIS LocateXT. She joined Esri as a Social Media Manager for the ArcGIS Apps suite, using her passion for language and design to evangelize GIS to the world. She is based in Ottawa, Ontario and uses her free time to organize an annual international poetry festival.

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