ArcGIS Field Maps: An Introduction

ArcGIS Field Maps is an app that supports the collection of observations and data from a mobile device (tablet or cellphone) as well as exploration of available geospatial data and maps. This session will provide an introduction to Field Maps, specifically focused on how it can support field data collection workflows. Attendees will learn how to prepare a database for field data capture, construct a webmap, and build a custom form for use in the field. The session will be lead by STRI’s resident expert, GIS specialist Milton Solano, who has helped numerous research groups at STRI use this app to improve their field data collection, achieving gains in efficiency and reductions in error rates.

General information

Date: June 14, 2024

Location: Earl S. Tupper Training Room

Organizer: Milton Solano


Cost per participant: $30.00

Participants: Minimum participants 10 / Maximum 15 participants

Registration deadline: May 31, 2024


7:15 AMBus picks up at Gamboa Rainforest Reserve and departs to Earl S. Tupper Research Center
8:30 AM -12:00 PMWorkshop
12:00 PM -1:00 PMLunch at STRI Corotu Cafeteria, participants pay for their lunch.
1:00 PM – 4:00 PM Workshop
4:15 PMTransportation back to Gamboa Rainforest Reserve

Participant physical demands and responsibilities

Participants should bring their own laptops and be aware that while the FieldMaps app itself is free, its use requires an ArcGIS account and access to ArcGIS. STRI employees and fellows can obtain access to ArcGIS through the Smithsonian’s institutional license.

Notes: A 100% reimbursement will be made for FIELD TRIPS and FIELD COURSES (workshops) if STRI is not able to carry out the trip or if the field trip/field course does not meet the minimum requirement of participants.