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Create a project

QuickCapture provides three ways to create a project. A project can be created by saving as a new project from an existing project, from a selection of sample projects available as ready to use templates, and directly from existing web feature layers. Each method results in a project that can be shared with others and used in the mobile app.

In each of the following methods, you must open the QuickCapture website and sign in to your ArcGIS organizational account first.

Organizational accountWhere to sign in

Using ArcGIS Online with QuickCapture

Go to and choose Sign in with ArcGIS Online.

Using ArcGIS Enterprise with

Go to and choose Sign in with ArcGIS Enterprise. Enter your portal URL, for example, (where host, domain, and webadaptor are replaced by your portal information) to continue.

Using ArcGIS Enterprise (10.8 and later)

Choose QuickCapture from the app launcher in your portal.

Create a new project from an existing project

You can create a new project from one you already own or any project that is shared with you.

  1. Select the My Projects or Shared with me tab.
  2. Choose Save as from the project card menu of the project you want to duplicate.

    For projects shared with you, you can click Preview to preview the layout and some basic information about this project, or click View Results to view the results of the submitted records before using it.

  3. Optionally, change the title and directory and click Save.

By default, QuickCapture will reuse the existing feature layers referenced by the project. Optionally, duplicates of the target layers can be created. The created project is not automatically shared.

Create a new project from a sample

The QuickCapture sample projects are available for you to try out immediately by downloading in the mobile app, or as project templates.

  1. Click New Project and select Start from template.
  2. Choose one template project.

    Before using a template project, you can click Preview to preview the layout and see some basic information about the project.

  3. Click Use template to create a project from it.
  4. Provide a thumbnail, title, recovery email address, and directory and click Create.

QuickCapture will always create duplicates of the target feature layers referenced by the template project. The created project is not automatically shared.

Create a new project from existing feature layers

Projects can be created and modified on the web from existing feature layers.

  1. Click New Project and select Start from existing layers.
  2. Choose one or more feature layers that you own or are shared with you.
  3. Provide a thumbnail, project name, project tags, and recovery email address and click Create.

A QuickCapture project is generated based on your chosen feature layers, with buttons that represent the types of data defined by the symbology of your layers. A group will be created for each layer and a button will be created for each unique symbol. You can go on to customize an existing button—by adding parameters or copying buttons and modifying their parameters—to create unique capture buttons. You can also add additional layers and buttons to your project.

If you symbolize your layers using a Simple Renderer or UniqueValue Renderer, the designer will apply the label, color, shape, or picture defined in the symbology when creating buttons.


QuickCapture projects can also be created from existing ArcGIS Enterprise 10.6 or later feature layers when they are registered as items in ArcGIS Online. These layers must be secured using token-based security and the credentials must be stored in the service item. If you intend to capture photos in your project, ensure that attachments are related to your feature layer using globalId fields.

To learn how to add feature layers as items, see Add items in ArcGIS Online and Add items in ArcGIS Enterprise.

If you have trouble storing credentials in your service item, see this Technical Support article.

See Configure a project to learn more.

Share a QuickCapture project

For others to be able to use your project, you must share it with them. Select Share in the web designer and choose who can use the project:

  • Everyone (Public)—This option is only available for ArcGIS Hub premium enabled organizations.
  • Your organization—Share your project with everyone in your organization.
  • Groups—Share with specific users via a group.

The feature layers and map that are configured in the project must also be shared. For items that you own, you can choose to share them when you update sharing of the project in the web designer. For items that you do not own, please contact the item owner to have them shared. Links for items that require sharing, are provided in the web designer. To learn more about how to share your layers with a user or group, see Share items in ArcGIS Online or Share items in ArcGIS Enterprise. Projects shared with a shared update group in ArcGIS Online or shared update group in ArcGIS Enterprise, can be modified by all members in that group. Once you've shared to users in your organization, when they sign in to the mobile app, they will see the project available for download.


If you would like to share your project publicly, it must be hosted in ArcGIS Hub premium. Public projects can be used anonymously or by signed-in users.

Once it's shared, you can provide access to the project to users in the following ways:

  • QR code—For scanning by the app's inbuilt bar code scanner or an external scanner on the device.
  • Link—A shortened URL that takes the user to a download page for the project. Two links are provided, one for iOS and Android users, and one for Windows users.
  • Access code (for public projects only)—A unique code that can be typed directly into the mobile app. Two codes are provided, one for iOS and Android users, and one for Windows users.


The mobile app must be installed on the device that the QR code or link is being accessed on. To try, use any of the following to launch the Road Debris Reporter sample project.

  • QR code—QR code for road debris reporter sample project
  • Link— (copy and paste this URL into your browser)
  • Access code—0eC5im0

View captured data

To view captured data from your project, go to the Projects page of the QuickCapture website and hover over your project. Select View Results. Map Viewer launches, showing your captured data.