From ArcGIS Field Maps being released as the all-in-one map centric field app for mobile teams, to location sharing becoming a capability available in ArcGIS Field Maps, ArcGIS QuickCapture, and coming soon to ArcGIS Survey123, there are a lot of new and exciting things happening in Field Operations. To support these changes our licensing is evolving and if you are still using ArcGIS Collector, ArcGIS Tracker, or ArcGIS Explorer there hasn’t been a better time to migrate.
Upcoming Licensing Changes
With the June release of ArcGIS Online and the July release of ArcGIS Enterprise, we will introduce a few licensing changes for our field operations apps.
Field Worker changes to the Mobile Worker User Type
Mobile Worker is the new name for the Field Worker User Type. There is no functional difference, and the Mobile Worker User Type will continue to be the tailored user type which lights up all of our field capability and applications.
The change will happen automatically at the release and requires no action from admins.
Introducing the Location Sharing User Type Extension
Worker safety, regulations, and office-field synchronicity are a few primary reasons organizations need their mobile workforce to share their location. This capability, which was previously available in ArcGIS Tracker (now retired), is available in ArcGIS Field Maps and ArcGIS QuickCapture. The new Location Sharing User Type Extension can be combined with any of our User Types* to light up the location sharing capability in the apps.
*Note: the extension is already included in the Mobile Worker User Type (FKA Field Worker)
With the release of the Location Sharing User Type extension, the ArcGIS Tracker App add on license is being retired.** If you have procured an ArcGIS Tracker App add on license, you will have continued access until renewal, at which point the Location Sharing User Type Extension should be used.
**Note: These changes do not impact customers who are on an ArcGIS Enterprise version prior to version 11 and have ArcGIS Tracker add on licenses.
If you have questions about licensing, please contact your account manager.
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