Planning to equip field personnel with GPS enabled phones (android) and collect the location and photograph of assets.

Can we use ArcGIS for android in the phone, use this to upload GPS and photos , and the use ArcGIS online to show these locations ?

Do we need ArcGIS for server or simple we can do it using ArcGISOnline and android SDK ?


  • Do you want to track these personnel in real time? Are they going to collect some data? Commented Feb 24, 2013 at 13:52
  • Hi devdatta , I need to track them as well as collect the data in the sense, just locations and photographs.No mapping is required. Commented Feb 25, 2013 at 6:54

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You could use the "Collector for Android" app - http://blogs.esri.com/esri/arcgis/2013/01/16/operations-dashboard-and-collector-for-arcgis-released/

Or write your own application using the ArcGIS Runtime SDK for Android - http://resources.arcgis.com/en/communities/runtime-android/

In either case, you wouldn't need ArcGIS for Server, but could instead use an ArcGIS Online organizational account - http://www.esri.com/software/arcgis/arcgisonline


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