GEOG 863:
Web Application Development for Geospatial Professionals

Assignment: Configure a Field Maps Solution of Your Own


Assignment: Configure a Field Maps Solution of Your Own

Two EcoWorld clothing and shoes collection donation boxes
Credit: Donation Boxes by Rick Obst is licensed under CC BY 2.0

If you're like me, every so often you bag up a bunch of old clothes to donate.  But figuring out where to take them can be a challenge.  Donation bin locations change fairly frequently and I've had limited success finding them through online searches.  The scenario for this assignment is that you work for some organization -- perhaps a local government agency or a nonprofit -- interested in compiling the locations and other attributes of such donation sites in your local area.

Following a workflow similar to what you saw in the lesson, devise a Field Maps-based solution that can be used by staff working on tablets to compile the data.  Here are some details on what is expected:

  • You are welcome to expand this to include other household goods (e.g., electronics), but the basic requirement is to account for clothing and shoes.
  • In addition to bins like the ones picture above, you should also build in support for capturing data on stores (e.g., Goodwill) and consignment shops.  At minimum, this will require recording the name of the organization taking the donation, its hours of operation, and whether dropoffs can be made outside of those hours.
  • This should be a less complex scenario than the invasive plant species one you just walked through, so don't overthink your solution.
  • There is no need for complex Arcade expressions like those from the invasives scenario.  However, I do want you to store the ID/name of the signed-in user and the date when an edit is performed.  Guidance on how to do this, using Arcade, can be found in the documentation.   
  • Be sure to share your web map with the GEOG 863 AGO group for the current term so that your grader can access it!


This project is one week in length. Please refer to the Canvas course Calendar for the due date.

  1. Submit a document (Word or PDF) that contains the URL of your web map to the Assignment 2 Submission area in Canvas. (80 points)
  2. Include in the document some reflection on what you learned from the lesson and/or any concepts that you found to be confusing (minimum 200 words). (20 of 100 points)
  3. Complete the Lesson 2 quiz.