Esri launches ArcGIS QuickCapture, its one-touch field data collection application that records information while mobile

Esri, the global leader in location intelligence, announced Tuesday release of ArcGIS QuickCapture, a mobile app designed for rapid and at-speed field data collection workflows. Data can be collected from a moving vehicle with the touch of a button and sent back to the office for real-time analysis, leading to faster and more effective decision-making. The app is ideal for road inspections, aerial surveys, and monitoring vegetation encroachment.

ArcGIS QuickCapture allows users to configure a customized interface that suits their specific project requirements, eliminating unnecessary features and options. This personalization helps users take advantage of the single-tap, big-button system to capture details and photos as they go. The app is intuitive and user-friendly, eliminating the need for extensive crew training.

ArcGIS QuickCapture collects field observations that uses an app to record field observations from a moving vehicle while scouting locations, conducting aerial surveys, or assessing damage. It also sends data back to the office for analysis in real time and eliminate time spent manually processing handwritten notes. ArcGIS QuickCapture is integrated with ArcGIS, so new data from the field can be used instantly for better decision-making.

ArcGIS QuickCapture was created for field teams that need to collect data from a moving truck, helicopter, or off-road vehicle. It can also be used for aerial surveys, monitoring vegetation encroachment, asset inventories, road inspections, and windshield surveys. 

Users can also increase productivity with the app to digitize and streamline workflow. The minimalistic user interface in ArcGIS QuickCapture can conduct inspections by capturing locations, field conditions, and even photos quickly, without interrupting the task at hand.

The app integrates with the user’s existing IT infrastructure and ArcGIS platform, which simplifies implementation. It uses the existing GPS and camera on smartphones and tablets, and it is compatible with iOS, Android and Windows devices. For high-accuracy data collection workflows, QuickCapture is also compatible with external Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) receivers.

“ArcGIS QuickCapture builds upon and enhances our existing field data collection offerings in ArcGIS,” said Ismael Chivite, senior product manager at Esri. “Field crews are demanding user experiences that are tailored to the way they work. QuickCapture is designed to capture GIS data with the tap of a button, while on the go. At-speed road asset inventories and quick damage assessments are examples of workflows where QuickCapture excels.”

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