How to Easily Load Data into ArcGIS for Local Government


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Find out how to take advantage of the 50+ maps and apps available with ArcGIS for Local Government. You’ll first learn about the benefits of this initiative from Esri’s ArcGIS for Local Government Project Manager, Scott Oppmann. Then, via demos from Steve MacCabe (Safe Software) and Steve Grise (Vertex3), you’ll discover how to easily load data into this information model and perform QC during the load process to maintain data integrity.

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How to Easily Load Data into ArcGIS for Local Government

  1. 1. FME and ArcGIS for Local Government Scott Oppmann Esri - Local Government Solutions PM Steve Grisé Vertex3 - Founder at Vertex3 Steve MacCabe Safe Software Inc. - Support Specialist Aug 2012
  2. 2. Agenda Safe Software and FME Introduction (SM) The Local Government Solution (SO) Getting your data into the Solution (SG) Resources and Demo’s (SM) Training and Online Information (SM) Questions and Answers (ALL)
  3. 3. Safe Software Inc. Secret HQ: Vancouver95+ exuberant employees Thousands of happy customers, certified professionals, trainers, system integrators, and value added resellers; all around the globe!
  4. 4. FME Technology FME Workbench or the Esri Data Interoperability  Simple graphical Workspace authoring environment
  5. 5. ArcGIS and FME FME Workbench from Safe Software Data Interoperability Extension from Esri ArcGIS Data Interop FME Version 9.3.1 2009 10.0 2010 10.1 2012
  6. 6. Poll Questions Are you currently implementing ArcGIS for Local Government in your organization?
  7. 7. What’s this all aboutWhat do I want to know aboutArcGIS for Local Government.
  8. 8. Safe Software Webinar August 30, 2012 Migrating Data to theArcGIS for Local Government Solution Scott Oppmann
  9. 9. ArcGIS • A Complete System for Geographic Information Cloud Web • Visualize • Create Online • Collaborate • Discover Mobile • Manage Enterprise • Analyze Desktop ArcGIS Solutions • Local Government • State Government • Transportation • Environment
  10. 10. ArcGIS for Local Government A solution for Esri’s local government customers• A series of useful maps and apps focused on local government work Web Apps – Organized into modules Basemaps – Extensible, configurable – A foundation for Partner solutions Local Government• An online community Information Model Models/Charts – Best Practices / Implementation Support Editing Workflows• A network of Esri Services and Partner offerings Mobile Apps – Help users implement, sustain and enhance …..Available on-premise or in the cloud
  11. 11. What challenges are we addressing?
  12. 12. Common Challenges• Resource Constraints • Sharing and Collaborating - Budget - Discovery - Doing More with Less - Organization - Technical Breadth - Usability - Domain Expertise - Relevance• Support Requirements - Custom Solutions - Today’s information user
  13. 13. Our Mission Help increase the value of GIS in local government organizations• Make it easier to deploy ArcGIS - Deliver applications quickly throughout your organization - Stay current with future releases / avoid legacy technology - Create a platform of geospatial data that can be leveraged by many• Address common constraints in local government - Size and skills of staff - Budget and time available to implement• Empower the community to contribute - Users - Partners
  14. 14. ArcGIS for Local GovernmentChanging the way GIS is deployed
  15. 15. Local Government CommunityAn online community where Local Government users and partners can collaborate
  16. 16. ArcGIS for Local Government Solution
  17. 17. Configuration Patterns• Influential factors - COTS and configurable solutions strategy - Deployment time - Technical expertise• Three configuration patterns - Complete system adoption - Publish and adopt - Sample code and customize• Where do you start? - With your business requirements (NOT the GDB!) - Align them with maps and apps - Review system configuration patterns
  18. 18. Complete System Adoption Configure GDB schema • Add fields, features • Configure domains • Set spatial reference Step 1: • Load source data Organize your data Configure maps • Adjust scale dependencies and def queries • Validate label expressions • Publish basemaps and map Step 2: services Author the maps Configure the desktop, mobile and web apps • Add basemaps and map services • Adjust extents Step 3: • Configure popups Deploy the appsSupported by Esri Support Services • Deploy Add-ins and models
  19. 19. Publish and Adopt Configure GDB schema Create ETL Scripts • Add fields, features • Configure domains • Set source / target • Set spatial reference • Schedule scripts Step 1: • Migrate production data Create publication database Step 2: Load production data Configure maps • Adjust scale dependencies and def queries • Validate label expressions • Publish basemaps and map Step 3: services Author the maps Configure the mobile and web apps • Add basemaps and map services • Adjust extents Step 4: • Configure popupsSupported by Esri Support Services Deploy the apps
  20. 20. Sample Code and Customize Configure your GDB schema • Add fields, features Step 1: Use your GDB Schema Configure maps • Repair map layers (source and symbology) • Adjust scale dependencies and def queries • Validate label expressions • Publish basemaps and map services Step 2: • Or, just try to use your maps… Repair the maps Publish your own mobile and web apps • Customize/re-compile the apps • Add basemaps and map services Step 3: • Adjust extents Customize the apps • Configure popupsNOT supported by Esri Support Services
  21. 21. Configuring the Information Model• Supports maps and apps • Known local government requirements • Easy to adopt and extend• Fully documented • Features, layers and packages• Central repository, organized around thematic content and logical permission model• Organized access/maintenance patterns • GDB replication, layers and services• Tip • Xray for ArcCatalog and ArcMap • Safe the layer and field aliases and work from there…. Start withFME and Esri Data Interop Extension
  22. 22. Demo Steve GriseVertex3, Inc.
  23. 23. QuestionsSteve Grisé @ArcGISLocalGovSteve MacCabe
  24. 24. Poll Questions What version of FME or Data Interop are you currently using?
  25. 25. What’s the problemHow do you load data into LocalGovernment.gdb?
  26. 26. Q: How do I load data into LocalGovernment.gdb?A: Use Geoprocessing and/or FME/Data Interop With FME: Quickly prepare data for use in AGS4LocalGov: Visual tool – no programming Supports many Formats LocalGov Data model examples Automate processes 26
  27. 27.  Using FME/Data Interop Spatial ETL Tools Source Data Target GDB and MapsSame process for either: One-time migration Ongoing publishing 27
  28. 28. Clip SourceKey parts: Re-project Clip Dynamic output to “Source” folderValue: Saves time while refining load tools/process 28
  29. 29. Facilities and TransportationKey Parts: SchemaMapper for RoadClass and Site CodesValue: Manage complex code mapping more easily using Excel 29
  30. 30. Facilities from LanduseKey Parts: Use Dissolve to create FacilitySite PolygonsValue: Required for the map design A simple start on a tough problem 30
  31. 31. For initial loading Start small, clip source to a representative areaRefinement Test with maps Refine loading process Organize into smaller “chunks” for loadingAutomation Set up as scheduled windows process On-demand with parameters/settings Work locally then copy to cloud Plan the Channels you will publish to… 31
  32. 32. Source Data FME Server (AWS etc) SQL Server (SQL Azure) Google Fusion Tables Any DBMS in the cloud … Commercial Solutions … Check out for recent posts It’s more than a hard drive/server in the cloud… 32
  33. 33. Poll Questions Which maps and apps are most interested to you?
  34. 34. Let’s see some examplesGetting My Data into LocalGovernment.gdb withData Interoperability or FME.
  35. 35. FME Technology Can Help FME Desktop or Esri Data Interoperability extension Or ArcGIS extended by FME Desktop Quickly prepare your data for the Local Government data model:  Format  Data model  Coordinate system  Data Validation
  36. 36. ArcGIS Resource Center
  37. 37. Workspaces for FME Workbenchand Spatial ETL Toolboxes for ArcGIS
  38. 38. Election Results  FME Workspace / Spatial ETL Tool Template
  39. 39. Demo -Election Polling Places Data Loading Components:  Source Data  Polling Places (CSV or Excel spreadsheets)  Voting Precinct polygons for various levels of Gov.  Geodatabase or create with Template  Esri XML Workspace Document (schema only) or  Existing Local Government FGDB  FME Workspace Template / Spatial ETL Tool Template
  40. 40. Election Results
  41. 41. Community Maps – Topo Basemap
  42. 42. Community Maps
  43. 43. Summary What we’ve seen today:  FME Technology makes it easier to adopt ArcGIS for Local Government
  44. 44. Poll Questions Would you like to enter for a chance to win one of 25 free seats of online FME training?
  45. 45. Upcoming Webinars Visit :
  46. 46. Questions and Answers We’ll be sticking around for a few minutes after the webinar finishes to answer additional questions! Thank You! Contact the Presenters: @ArcGISLocalGov