ArcGIS Collector

Collector Classic is retiring

Collector is Esri’s premier map-centric field data collection app. First released in 2013, Collector was built upon the foundation of the ArcGIS platform. The hard work that you put into defining robust information models and high quality cartographic maps comes to life in Collector so that you capture observations, collect new data and perform inspections on data that you manage in the ArcGIS platform.

For the past 2+ years we’ve been rebuilding Collector on the iOS and Android platforms. The latest version of Collector has a modern look and feel, new and improved data collection tools, and a new turbo-charged runtime engine. This new version of Collector takes advantage of all the latest mapping capabilities in the ArcGIS platform and added many more capabilities to streamline your data collection workflows.

To smooth the transition from old to new, we kept the existing store listings for Collector but renamed it to “Classic” so that you could migrate your workforce when the time was right. With the May 4th release of Collector on the Android platform,  we’ve achieved parity with the Classic versions on both platforms.

Transitioning from old to new

About the author

Jeff Shaner is a Product Lead with the software dev team at Esri. Delivering GIS tools and apps that enable users to work more productively, safely, and effectively has translated into 23 years of inspired work with the talented dev team at Esri and dedicated ArcGIS users around the world.  In his spare time, Jeff enjoys few things more than a good round of golf or hockey followed by a stop at his favorite craft brewery.

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DSI Province Nord
DSI Province Nord

Hi Jeff,
thank you for the information about iOS and Android versions. Now what about Windows version ? As far as I know there were no announcements about updating to the new Collector, and we are still stucked with the Classic version. Are there any plans for Windows tablets ?

Julia Guard
Julia Guard

Will Collector Classic continue to be supported on Windows 10 devices? And, will there be a new release of Collector Classic for Windows–or any planned retirement? Thanks.

Thomas Colson
Thomas Colson

“If you have not migrated from the Classic version to the new version, we strongly encourage you to do so very soon. “. ESRI, if you have not fixed the bugs that prevent people from using new Collector, your customers strongly encourage you to do so……`

Ian Lindsay
Ian Lindsay

Thanks

Thomas Colson
Thomas Colson

@Jeff Shaner, support hasn’t been much help. #BUG-000125872 Editor tracking is not supported for hosted feature services in Collector Aurora. is followed by “The issue is not reproducible in the current release.”, which is a false statement, I’m reproducing it right now with the latest release, and #BUG-000129003 Collector for ArcGIS error: “Domain: com.esri.arcgis.runtime.error Code: 3018 Description: The field already exists”, when null values are allowed in the geodatabase prior to publishing. is shown as “Under Consideration”. So once again, why kill the working version of the product and force users into a version that is documented with confirmed bugs… Read more »

GIS Unit PSBA
GIS Unit PSBA

Hi, ever since Collector replaced Collector Classic our air operations staff have complained about the complexity of the editing of lines and polygons within the new Collector. Editing using the new techniques while in aircraft with turbulence is challenging. We’re getting even more push back now as the end is in sight for Classic. We’ve been testing Field Maps and see the line and polygon editing techniques have been moved across. Does anyone else find it more complex to edit lines and polygons in the new Collector/Field Maps?

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