Does ArcGIS online have the capability of providing real time (live) tracking of assets? If I have a staff member with a cell phone can ArcGIS online show me where that person is at any given moment?

I have ArcGIS desktop. I do not have ArcGIS Server.


It looks like Esri's solution to these requirements is Collector for ArcGIS.

For your collectors to be tracked while they are working in the field, enable tracking on your map when you author it. ... The following steps enable tracking when working with ArcGIS Online ...

The app seems to be free but ...

Access and Use Constraints

ArcGIS Online organizational account or a 30-day trial is required.


Collector for ArcGIS allows in-app tracking, but not "live" tracking. If you want to monitor the location of your field staff in real time then you'll need Workforce for ArcGIS: https://www.esri.com/en-us/arcgis/products/workforce/overview. This is still a mobile app solution, but is not included in a standard ArcGIS online organisational subscription. You'll need to contact your local esri sales office for more details on licensing.

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