ArcGIS Server 10 Applications Advancing Local Government Service Delivery


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ArcGIS Server 10 Applications Advancing Local Government Service Delivery

  1. 1. ArcGIS Server 10 Applications Advancing Local Government Service Delivery While Promoting Citizen-Community Interaction 2011 IMAGIN Conference Bay City DoubleTree Hotel Monday, May 2 nd , 2011 Christopher Blough, PMP, MPA City of Novi GIS Manager Keri Konarska Blough, MSGIS Livingston County GIS Technician
  2. 2. Discussion Points <ul><li>History of interactive mapping systems </li></ul><ul><li>Business requirements for second generation systems </li></ul><ul><li>Application design, API selection, and hosting </li></ul><ul><li>Application administration and management </li></ul><ul><li>Present and future use cases </li></ul>
  3. 3. Novi’s ArcIMS Site Launched in 2007 <ul><ul><li>Content and feature rich </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Internet maps rank among top five online offerings </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Updated quarterly via third party contractor managed service </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Expectations escalated quickly </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Livingston County’s Interactive Mapping Deployment History
  5. 5. <ul><li>Compatibility with ArcGIS Server 10 </li></ul><ul><li>Department-specific data </li></ul><ul><li>Enhanced functionality & tools </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Measure tool </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Coordinate Search </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Printing buffers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Results window expansion </li></ul></ul><ul><li>In-house site administration </li></ul>Livingston County’s Key Business Requirements
  6. 6. Novi’s Key Business Requirements <ul><li>Independent site administration </li></ul><ul><li>Leverage ArcGIS Server </li></ul><ul><li>Manage updates on demand </li></ul><ul><li>Engaging interface and responsive tools </li></ul><ul><li>Manage layer specific access rights </li></ul><ul><li>Leverage next generation technologies </li></ul><ul><ul><li>ArcIMS was approaching twilight phase of the product cycle (set for deprecation after ArcIMS 10.0) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Overhead concerns grow when maintaining legacy systems </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Author – Serve – Publish Cycle Using ArcGIS Server </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Shared Considerations <ul><li>Internal versus external hosting environment </li></ul><ul><li>Application accessibility </li></ul><ul><li>Hardware architecture and costs </li></ul><ul><li>Efficient maintenance practices </li></ul><ul><li>ArcGIS Server API for JS, Flex, Silverlight </li></ul><ul><li>Compatibility with existing GIS systems and programs </li></ul><ul><li>Overcome inertia - Doesn’t Google Earth/Bing already solve the problem? </li></ul>
  8. 8. ArcGIS Server and the Cloud <ul><li>ESRI introduces ArcGIS Server bundled with Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) at 10.0 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Quick application deployment via AMI’s </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Independent user administration </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>IaaS environment </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Other forms of ESRI cloud apps </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Online : Map Services, Task Services, Community Maps </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>SaaS :, ArcLogistics , Business Analyst Online </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mobile : ArcGIS API for iOS version 1.0 (iPhone, iPod, iPad) & ArcGIS API for Windows Phone devices </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Novi Server Architecture Options
  10. 10. Novi’s Project Launch <ul><li>Issued RFP for AGS Server Development & Hosting Services on April 2010 </li></ul><ul><li>Five qualified responses were scored via QBS </li></ul><ul><li>Contract award to GISi on May 3, 2010 </li></ul><ul><li>Site operational July 10, 2010 </li></ul><ul><li>Project completed July 30, 2010 </li></ul>
  11. 11. Novi’s Stakeholders Supported by Themes
  12. 12. Livingston County Architecture Virtual Servers
  13. 13. Livingston County’s Project Timeline <ul><li>Evaluated options </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Develop enhancements to existing Web ADF site </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Implement new site due to lack of future support for Web ADF </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Start / Finish </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Kickoff: September 2010 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Development complete: November 2010 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Troubleshooting reverse proxy issue: December 2010 – March 2011 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Rollout </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Training for county departments: April 2011 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Future access for local communities & the public </li></ul></ul>
  14. 14. LC’s Themes & Stakeholders
  15. 15. API Design & Functional Requirements Map Navigation Attribute Search Map Layer Display Feature Selection Zoom to Extent Case Insensitive Toggle Layer Display Interactive Map Tips Zoom to Previous Preconfigured Searches Support Group Layers Hyperlink to External Web Services Pan View Zoom to Result Dynamic Layers Select by Point, Line, Area Zoom to Selected Active Layer Cached Base Layers Buffer Features Dynamic Zoom Composite Address Geocoding Immediate Layer Refresh Export Features to CSV or XLS Markup Tools Security Toolset Map Generation Measure Tools Add Shapes Security AGS Manager Custom Map Templates Measure Area or Perimeter Set Color Properties SSL Certificate PDF / JPG Export User Defined Units Select Annotation Centralized Admin Support Multiple Output Sizes Multiple Measures Retained Undo/Redo Draw User / Password Access Logs User Specified Title, Subtitle, Author Segment Distance Measures Control Lineweights Multiple Services Legend Export Identify Lat/Long
  16. 16. Highlights Demonstration
  17. 17. Site Configuration <ul><li>Application Configuration </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Quick searches </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Hyperlinks to external sites via static or dynamic URLs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Zoom expansion </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Theme image & description shown in carousel </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Projections in coordinate tool </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Overview map service </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Print service options </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Theme Configuration </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Cached base map services </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Dynamic client services </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Map tips and results display fields & field name aliases </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Hyperlink to static URL </li></ul></ul>
  18. 18. Google Analytics Intelligence
  19. 19. Monitoring Cloud Performance <ul><li>Amazon Web Services Cloud Watch </li></ul><ul><ul><li>CPU Utilization </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Network Traffic In </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Network Traffic Out </li></ul></ul><ul><li>GFI Network Server Monitor </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Three (3) Minute Active Monitoring (24/7) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Automated outage / restoration notifications </li></ul></ul>
  20. 20. Novi’s Results <ul><li>Extensible platform for AGS which Novi IT/GIS independently manages and updates </li></ul><ul><li>Single platform shared by public and staff </li></ul><ul><li>Restricted ArcGIS Server services deployed as needed </li></ul><ul><li>Site complements future initiatives </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Economic development </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Fire and police incident mapping </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Flexible and agile in responding to future demands </li></ul></ul>
  21. 21. Livingston County’s Results <ul><li>Extensible platform for AGS which LCGIS independently manages and updates </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Ability to quickly create a new theme </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Add new data to theme </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Update symbology and labels </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Dual sites: Internal & External </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Technical issue with reverse proxy server </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Benefit: Create restricted themes for external use but county employees do not need to log in since they access the internal viewer </li></ul></ul>
  22. 22. Future Collaboration Opportunities <ul><li>Shared tools and enhancements </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Text markup tool </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Date & numeric range searches </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Display additional attributes in results panel </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Preset transparency load </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Knowledge exchange </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Site Administration Guide </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Scripts to automate routine tasks </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Incorporate open AGS services </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Traffic cameras / real-time video monitoring </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Promote availability of map services </li></ul>
  23. 23. Questions / Feedback <ul><li>Chris Blough, </li></ul><ul><li>City GIS Manager </li></ul><ul><li>(248) 347-3279 </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Review online at: </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>Keri Konarska Blough, County GIS Technician (517) 548-3230 [email_address]