GISCafe Weekly Review June 12th, 2014

Skybox to be acquired by Google for $500 million
June 11, 2014  by Susan Smith

Google announced it will acquire Skybox for $500 million yesterday.


Custom Version of ArcGIS Collector with Reporting
June 10, 2014  by Matt Sheehan


Offline mobile editing has been one of the most common GIS requests over the last couple of years. Finally with Collector, Esri have released a fully functioning online and offline mobile editing app. We’ve been helping many of our clients with training and set up for Collector. The feedback has been very positive, but we keep being asked:

“We would like a custom version of Collector (which also runs on Windows mobile devices)”

Branding, custom functionality and greater mobile device support. Given our years of working with mobile offline ArcGIS editing, we threw some weight at this problem. We have come up with a Web based offline editing solution; one which runs in a mobile browser. The solution can be used on all popular mobile platforms (iOS, Android, Windows) and across devices: smartphones, tablets and smablets. It is also, and mostly importantly, very flexible. Some of the notable features:

a) Loads both ArcGIS Server and ArcGIS Online hosted layers.
b) Easy custom styling and branding.
c) Flexible offline basemaps.
d) Responsive, so styled for all mobile devices.
e) Easily extended to support custom functionality.
f) Includes templates for custom reports.
g) Simple, intuitive workflows for all users.

Custom Version of ArcGIS Collector

Below is a video showing a demo version of the app. We highlight specifically the custom reporting functionality:

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