ArcGIS Field Maps

Access your maps in Field Maps

ArcGIS Field Maps is an all-in-one app that allows you to access maps, collect data, and track your location. With Field Maps, mobile workers have access to all the maps they’ll need to complete field workflows. Maps are organized and made available from the Maps list in the Field Maps mobile app.

You can search for and access the following from the Maps list:

Let’s explore all the features and capabilities you can access from the Maps list.

Maps list
Maps list

Access your profile settings

The Maps list is where you can find and access your account profile settings. Tap Profile Profile and you can configure the settings associated with your account, such as determining your location accuracy, enabling Auto-Sync, troubleshooting problems, and signing out of your account.

When you are done configuring your account, tap Done to head back to the Maps list. If you want to configure these app settings ahead of time, you can do so using the Field Maps web app. For more information, see Map settings.

Profile settings page
Profile settings page

Browse and search for maps

The Maps list also includes a search bar where you can browse and search for available maps. Enter a search term in the search field to find a map.

Maps list search bar
Maps list search bar

Available maps in the search include maps you’ve made or maps that are shared with a group you are a member of. If you don’t have a data connection, only on-device maps will appear in the search results. You can tap Read-only or Editing to limit the list to maps with these capabilities.

Read only and Editing search filters
Read only and Editing search filters

If there are maps you don’t want to appear in the Field Maps mobile app, such as maps used for dashboards or other apps, you can hide them using the Field Maps web app. For more information, see Hide available maps.

Map cards

Beneath the search bar, the Maps list shows all the maps that are currently available to you. These maps appear as map cards and tapping an individual map card will open that map.

Map Card
Map Card

Each map card includes an Overflow menu where you can access additional information and features for that map.

Map card Overflow menu
Map card Overflow menu

From the Overflow menu, you can do the following:

Maps and map cards are divided into different sections on the Maps list. These sections include the Current map, On Device maps, My Maps, and Groups. Let’s walk through what maps are included in each of these sections. 

Current map

The first section on the Maps list is the Current map. This section shows the map that is currently open on your device. Tapping the map card in this section will open and return you to that map.

Current map card
Current map card

On Device maps

If location tracking is enabled for your organization, the first map card shown under the On Device section is titled My Tracks. Using the My Tracks map card, you can turn tracking on or off, set the tracking duration, and view the tracks collected on your device. The My Tracks map card will move to the Current section when it’s the currently open map. See Track mobile users to learn more about location tracking.

The On Device section also shows the mobile map packages (MMPKs) and map areas downloaded to your device. If the map card has the text Offline areas on it, it has offline map areas. To access and download the map area, tap the map card, and then tap download.

On Device maps
On Device maps

The On Device section will only display in the Maps list if MMPKs or map areas are downloaded to your device, or if location tracking is enabled for your organization.

My Maps

The My Maps section shows all the maps you own.

My Maps section
My Maps section

Groups

The Groups section shows shared maps from groups you are a member of. This section will only display on the Maps list if you are a member of any such groups. You can tap a group card to view the maps shared with the group.

Groups section
Groups section

To learn more about the Maps list and its features, check out the ArcGIS Field Maps Quick reference documentation topic.

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