The Contributor user type replaces the Editor user type. It enables data quality engineers, GIS technicians and data entry clerks to review and edit data in their ArcGIS Online or ArcGIS Enterprise organisation.

This user type has access to all capabilities included with the Viewer user type as well as the ability to apply simple edits and annotate maps. Determine if this is the right user type for you first, then follow the steps here to activate it for your organisation.

Is this user type right for me?
Before June 2024: Editor After June 2024: Contributor
Edit existing data and add new data Explore and collaborate on projects using a variety of data, including building information modelling (BIM)
View your team's private maps and apps Leverage enterprise integrations
  Mark-up and annotate maps
  Review and apply simple edits to data 


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Included and add-on apps

The apps listed below are a sample of those included with the Contributor user type. For a full list, please refer to the inclusion matrix

ArcGIS Dashboards ArcGIS Earth
ArcGIS Experience Builder ArcGIS Field Maps
ArcGIS GeoBIM ArcGIS Hub Basic*
Enterprise sites** ArcGIS Maps for Adobe Creative Cloud

*Included with ArcGIS Online only | **Included with ArcGIS Enterprise only

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Additional apps included with ArcGIS Online and ArcGIS Enterprise for this user type include ArcGIS Living Atlas of the World and ArcGIS Maps SDKs for Native Apps (Basic)

Additional apps with ArcGIS Enterprise extensions include ArcGIS Knowledge Studio and ArcGIS Mission Responder.

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Compare user types

  Viewer Contributor Mobile Worker
Monitor dashboards
Securely view maps, apps and content
Leverage Microsoft and Autodesk integrations  
Explore and collaborate      
Mark up and annotate data  
Review and apply simple edits  
Share location    
Navigate routes online and offline    
Receive work assignments    
Collect and update data    
ArcGIS Online credits 0 250 250
Available with ArcGIS Enterprise extensions      
View knowledge graphs
Participate in field missions  

For more information about the user type changes, check out the FAQs or get in touch with our team.

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