Location tracking is a new capability of ArcGIS. It’s available with ArcGIS Enterprise 10.7 and will be included with the June 2019 release of ArcGIS Online. This exciting new capability is powered by a new Tracker for ArcGIS mobile solution that enables field personnel to securely record and share their location with others in their organization.
We’ve published a new guide on GitHub that demonstrates how to use the module. It is a great resource, laden with examples of how you can create track views and even assign tracker licenses to your mobile users.
With the Tracker submodule you can:
- Using the LocationTrackingManager class you can enable, disable, pause or change the retention period of the location tracking capability in your organization and you can create new Track Views.
- Add/remove track viewers and mobile users to a Track ViewUsing the TrackViewManager and MobileUserManager classes.
- Gain access to the details of a Track View including the list of users, layers, and the group it’s shared in using the TrackView class.
You can use the Python API to build a portalURL scheme to streamline the sign in experience for mobile users. We’ll explain what you can do with the portalURL in a future blog article.
The Tracker submodule is one of several submodules available for use with ArcGIS Field apps and can be found in the arcgis.apps module.