ArcGIS Collector 10.3 has just been released for Android OS, and will soon be available for iOS users as well. ArcGIS Collector 10.3 is more than just bug fixes - it has many of the features we’ve been waiting for. Probably one of the biggest enhancements is the ability to work with related records. Don’t jump in too quick however, there is a known bug involving archive enabled related records that Esri is aware of, and has stated that a patch is on its way shortly. ArcGIS Collector fans will also be able to edit versioned data starting at this release. Side note: Using versioned data is technically an enhancement, but it was more of a bug that it wasn’t incorporated until now - my humble opinion of course. Water under the bridge, as it’s finally here and can now be part of the same enterprise workflows (AKA ArcSDE) many have been using over the past 15 years.

If you are using ArcGIS Collector on Android: Time to update the app! For Apple users, myself included, be patient as Apple traditionally gets apps first, so it’s our turn to wait a few days. Patiently.

The list of what’s new from the Collector for ArcGIS site:

  • Ability to view and edit related records

    • Finally! Let’s pause here for a second… Doesn’t that feel better?!
  • Support for taking additional data offline, including:

    • Hosted tile layers (Tiled web layers hosted on AGOL account)
    • Editable versioned data (from ArcGIS for Server 10.3 or later)
    • Layers with editor tracking
    • Layers with limited feature service capabilities, including add-only and update-only editing
  • Various bug fixes and improvements, including NIM101011, NIM101989, NIM102096, NIM103498, NIM103525, NIM103549, NIM103836, NIM104130, and BUG-000083110