Tracker for ArcGIS

Use Python to automate common location tracking tasks

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.

With the latest release of the ArcGIS API for Python, you can automate common location tracking administration tasks using the new tracker module.

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:

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.

 

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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