Hawaii Pacific GIS Conference 2012: Mobile GIS - An Overview of the Hawaii NFIP Mobile Inspection Tool
Mobile NFIP Inspection Tool Hawaii Pacific GIS Conference March 6, 2012 Steve Lettau, Onyx Group Carol Tyau-Beam, DLNR
Discussion Topics Background Application Development ArcGIS for iOS Development
Region IX Mobile NFIP Inspection ToolBACKGROUND
Goal… Desire to improve processes. Automate the inspection process. Allow for consistent evaluations. Ability to use the DFIRMs in the field. Take advantage of the technology available. Reduce the amount of time transferring my written field notes into an electronic document.
How it All Started … Initial mobile device was developed in 2008. SQL Server 2005 backend database Mobile application developed in VS2005 Windows Mobile 6 Device GPS capabilities were not incorporated Limited reporting capabilities
Where it’s headed … Develop an application that would be generic and have the ability to be used by any State with DFIRM data. Continue development, but “dumb it down”. Build on existing database. Develop an application that does not require specialized hardware or software. “How do I get it on my phone?”
Integration with ArcGIS Online Operational Layers Base Maps FHAT “mash-up”
Region IX Mobile NFIP Inspection ToolAPPLICATION DEVELOPMENT
Project Requirements Development of the application for use on industry standard mobile devices running the Windows Mobile, Android or iOS operating systems, with the ability to integrate other devices such as rangefinders, GPS units and GPS-enabled cameras. Development of the application using commercial, off-the-shelf software (Microsoft Windows, Android or Apple iOS operating systems with ESRI suite of GIS software) on common device. Establishment of a standard backend database structure that will serve as the baseline data repository for state-wide NFIP data. Development of the application in a “tiered” fashion, so the tool can be deployed at locations with varying level of software requirements and expertise. Enable overlay of FEMA’s DFIRM mapping layer onto TMK/street map on GIS-enabled mobile device to determine flood hazard while on site.
Design ConceptThe key design concept is the development of the systemin a “tiered” or modular fashion. This will allow for users ofvarying hardware and software capabilities and expertise touse the application at their level. It is anticipated that threetiers of development will be designed and developed for: Desktop (or laptop) Non-GPS-enabled mobile device GPS-enabled mobile device
Tier 1Standalone Tool (Desktop/Laptop Application) Desktop tool utilizing DFIRM data. No special hardware or software. Simple dashboard. Scalable data behind.
Tier 1 SummaryStandalone Tool Summary No special hardware or software required. Reads FEMA DFIRM data directly. Based on standard backend database (SQL Server Express). Reports generated to PDF on the fly.
Tier 2Deployed to Non GPS-Enabled Mobile Device Database with server Inspection forms replication. customized for data Requires mobile device. collection.
Tier 2 SummaryMobile Device Summary Developed in truly mobile environment (Windows Mobile 6 and ArcPad. Based on standard backend database (SQL Server). Requires mobile device.
Tier 3 on Trimble Nomad Tool Deployed to GPS-Enabled Mobile Device Includes custom ArcPad application. Data read from DFIRM attributes. GPS capability enables location finding.
Region IX Mobile NFIP Inspection ToolARCGIS FOR IOS DEVELOPMENT
Tier 3 on iOSIntegration of ArcGIS for iOS SDK
Tier 3 on iOSDeployed to iPad using ArcGIS for iOS SDK Based on standard backend database (ArcSDE on SQL Server). Requires ArcGIS Server 10 (min. Enterprise/Standard) Development in Xcode. Requires iPad 2. Cloud-based.
Summary Establish backend database structure. Develop in tiered fashion to maximize usability. Scalable environment allows for easy migration/upgrade. Take advantage of off-the-shelf and online data sources. Focus on business processes.
Region IX Mobile NFIP Inspection ToolBACKUP SLIDES