Taking Advantage of ArcGIS Online to Push a Mobile Agenda

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Presented at the 2012 Northeast Arc User Conference in Rockport, Maine, November 13, 2012. Abstract: ArcGIS Online provides some simple ways to rapidly build a mobile-accessible environment for an organization. This presentation will provide examples of how the Town of Amherst is using ArcGIS Online to enable mobile data collection, a better web mapping presence and more outreach to constituents.

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Taking Advantage of ArcGIS Online to Push a Mobile Agenda

  1. 1. Taking Advantage of ArcGIS Online to Push a Mobile Agenda (why I’m an ArcGIS Online Fanboy) Michael Olkin GIS Administrator Town of Amherst, MA www.amherstma.gov/maps olkinm@amherstma.gov
  2. 2. Some of our goals for mobile• Use simple interfaces• Avoid programming whenever possible• Aim for platform independence
  3. 3. Harnessing ArcGIS Online• Amherst’s Approach – Web Maps on ArcGIS Online • Mostly using Amherst’s ArcGIS for Server Services • Some Hosted Feature Services – ArcGIS App for iOS/Android/Windows Phone • Helps us to avoid developing custom apps for any of these platforms.
  4. 4. The ArcArsenal• ArcGIS for Desktop• ArcGIS for Server / ArcSDE• ArcGIS (for?) Online Organizational Subscription – Web Maps – Feature Services• ArcGIS Mobile App for iOS / Android / Windows Phone
  5. 5. Editable Mobile Map Setup Steps• Design your feature class(es) – Domains / Subtypes? Attachments? Edit Tracking?• Compose a map in ArcMap & share as a service – On local ArcGIS Server or as a hosted feature service• Create ArcGIS Online Webmap – Set up popups & editing preferences – Share with appropriate groups
  6. 6. Primer: Sharing Feature Services
  7. 7. Sharing as a Service from ArcMap
  8. 8. Hosted Service Setup
  9. 9. Hosted Service Setup
  10. 10. Hosted Service Setup
  11. 11. Hosted Service Setup
  12. 12. Hosted Feature Service
  13. 13. Hosted Feature Service
  14. 14. Hosted Feature Service Security
  15. 15. Hosted Feature Service
  16. 16. Hosted Feature Service
  17. 17. AGS Feature Service
  18. 18. AGS Feature Service
  19. 19. AGS Service Security
  20. 20. AGS Service SecurityAdditional loginnecessary for end users:This is your own localdomain or AGS security,which is separate fromArcGIS Online.
  21. 21. Enabling Feature Access on an AGS Svc
  22. 22. Enabling Editing in your Web Map
  23. 23. Amherst Example Mobile Maps• Secured Staff Maps with Editable Features – Storm Damage Tracking – Street Tree Management & Maintenance – Invasive Species Inventory – Work Order Management – Water / Sewer / Drain Maps• Publicly Accessible Maps – Trails & Conservation Land Maps – Parking
  24. 24. Storm Damage Tracking• Initiated on October 29th for Hurricane Sandy – Hosted Feature Service – Setup in <1 hour – Field observations with iPads by Engineering Staff – Available at the EOC as a “live” web map – Used during cleanup in days after the storm – Used for federal roadway cleanup reimbursements
  25. 25. Storm Damage Tracking
  26. 26. Storm Damage Tracking
  27. 27. Storm Damage Tracking
  28. 28. Storm Damage Tracking
  29. 29. Storm Damage Tracking
  30. 30. Storm Damage Tracking EOC “Live” event tracking map
  31. 31. Storm Damage Tracking EOC “Live” event tracking map
  32. 32. Storm Damage Tracking EOC “Live” event tracking map
  33. 33. Street Tree Management• Add Planned New Plantings• Update Inventory Info• Attach Photos
  34. 34. Street Tree Management• Add Planned New Plantings• Update Inventory Info• Attach Photos
  35. 35. Invasive Species Inventory A volunteer effort on Amherst Conservation Areas conducted by a college student, Summer 2012
  36. 36. Work Order Management Cartegraph Work Orders from the field
  37. 37. Work Order Management Close Out Work Orders from the field
  38. 38. Utility System Maps
  39. 39. Utility System Maps
  40. 40. Trails & Conservation Land
  41. 41. Parking
  42. 42. Parking
  43. 43. Take Our Maps With You www.amherstma.gov/mmaps
  44. 44. Take Our Maps With YouSearch for “Amherst”in the ArcGIS App
  45. 45. Upcoming Projects• Sign Inventory• Trail Obstruction Reporting• Roadway Painting Tracking
  46. 46. Trail Obstruction Reporting
  47. 47. Trail Obstruction Reporting
  48. 48. Taking Advantage of ArcGIS Online to Push a Mobile Agenda (why I’m an ArcGIS Online Fanboy) Michael Olkin GIS Administrator Town of Amherst, MA www.amherstma.gov/maps olkinm@amherstma.gov

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