Frequently asked questions
ArcGIS Field Maps is available on the App Store for iPads and iPhones as well as on Google Play.
The ArcGIS Field Maps app is included with the Mobile Worker, Creator, and GIS Professional user type licenses. These user types enable your staff to view, edit, and create map data (including attachments) as well as search and mark up your organization's maps.
Use ArcGIS Field Maps with the Viewer user type to view your organization's maps.
The Editor user type can also be used with ArcGIS Field Maps to view your organization’s maps. However, you must have the Field Maps add-on app license with the Editor user type to enable full data collection capabilities.
Editing is supported in Field Maps for the Mobile Worker, Creator, and GIS Professional user types with no additional purchase. Adding Field Maps to an Editor user type license also enables data editing.
Yes, offline workflows are supported in Field Maps. Field Maps supports mobile map packages as well as offline-enabled web maps that are carried locally on mobile workers' devices, enabling full map functionality even in disconnected environments.
If you want to share maps with people outside your organization (third parties, contractors, agencies you work with, etc.), use the ArcGIS Publisher extension to create public map packages that can be opened in Field Maps by anyone—without needing to sign in with a named user account.
No. Location sharing in Field Maps is enabled by the addition of a Location Sharing User Type Extension. This extension is included in the Mobile Worker user type license. For all other user types, it is an add-on.
You can add new licenses at any time. The Mobile Worker user type license will enable the most robust capabilities in Field Maps. For more limited uses, such as viewing your organization's maps in the field, a Field Maps license can be paired with a Viewer user type license. To complete field data collection workflows, a Field Maps license can be paired with an Editor user type license.
User type licenses can be reassigned to someone else in your organization. Licenses cannot be shared; each is assigned to a single named user. The license term is fixed and not impacted by a change in named user assignment, and there is no cost associated with reassigning a user type license within your organization.
Requires foundational user type
What does "requires foundational user type" mean?
User types provide a flexible way for people to license the capabilities and apps they need to do their work in ArcGIS Online or ArcGIS Enterprise.
Every subscription requires at least one foundational user type to activate and administer ArcGIS Online or ArcGIS Enterprise. Creator and GIS Professional are foundational user types.
All dependent user types (Viewer, Editor, and Mobile Worker) must be purchased with at least one foundational user type or added to an existing organization. Dependent user types rely on a foundational user type to activate and administer ArcGIS Online or ArcGIS Enterprise.
Add a foundational user type
Creator: Purchasing the Creator user type helps users get started with ArcGIS Online. Create maps, perform spatial analyses, and share results with stakeholders in a variety of ready-to-use apps.
GIS Professional: The GIS Professional user type includes ArcGIS Pro, the world's leading GIS software, and full access to ArcGIS Online.