Crowdsource Polling is a configurable web application template that allows users to submit comments or feedback on existing plans and proposals. The application is responsively designed to be used on tablets and desktop computers.

The Crowdsource Polling application presents a map that can be used to gauge sentiment on specific plans or proposals. Users can anonymously submit new comments and/or vote on the importance of the plan or proposal. They also can authenticate with their social media credentials and have an open dialog with other members of the community.


Requirement Description
  • Authoring maps
  • Configuring ArcGIS Online or Portal for ArcGIS configurable application templates
  • ArcGIS Online subscription or Portal for ArcGIS
Browser compatibility

What you get

The Crowdsource Polling application can be configured in ArcGIS Online or Portal for ArcGIS without downloading the application. However, if you want to host the application on your own server the application is available to download from GitHub.

What's new

Below are the release dates and notes for Crowdsource Polling.

Date Description
December 2017
  • Added a series of configuration parameters which permit the opening and closing of the comment period.
  • Fixed an issue causing the selection boundary of line and polygon features to appear offset from the actual map feature.
  • Updated to use version 3.23 of the ArcGIS API for JavaScript.
September 2017
  • Fixed an issue preventing URL parameters from opening the details of a feature.
  • Updated to use version 3.22 of the ArcGIS API for JavaScript.
June 2017
  • Fixed BUG-000104105 related to using default values in fields not visible on the comment form. This fixes makes moderation workflows easier.
  • New configuration option to open the app to display either the map or the feature list first on smartphones.
  • New configuration option to set the default status of the toggle used to filter the list of features to what is in the visible extent of the map.
  • Added the search widget to the top of the feature list in smartphone view, so that it is easier to find a specific record when using the app on a phone.
  • Updated the UI for the help and sign in panels.
  • Updated to use version 3.21 of the ArcGIS API for JavaScript.
March 2017
  • Support for shared theme
  • Updated to use version 3.20 of the ArcGIS API for JavaScript.
December 2016
  • Support for attachments with comments on layers.
  • Added the ability to configure how the polling items should be sorted.
  • Added the ability to specify a URL parameter to open the application to a specific feature.
  • Filters on the comment table are now honored to facilitate comment moderation.
  • Updated to use version 3.19 of the ArcGIS API for JavaScript.
September 2016
  • Improved the app layout when using a right-to-left language.
  • Limited voting to once per item per browser session.
  • Updated to use version 3.18 of the ArcGIS API for JavaScript.
June 2016
  • Improved messaging on mobile devices.
  • Local on navigation buttons adjusts if search has not been configured for the map.
  • Added a configuration option to display the help window as a splash screen.
  • Fixed an issue with submitting comments when the related table was not in index position 0.
  • Improved the ability to submit time values to date fields for Server of ArcGIS services.
  • Updated to use version 3.17 of the ArcGIS API for JavaScript.
February 2016
  • Updated to use version 3.16 of the ArcGIS API for JavaScript.
  • A series of enhancements and improvements to app performance.
November 2015
  • Added a configuration option for an app logo.
  • Added support for smartphones.
  • Added support for domains in the comment entry form.
  • Updated to use version 3.15 of the ArcGIS API for JavaScript.
July 2015
  • First release of Crowdsource Polling

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