In June, we released ArcGIS Online for Local Government. It is a model implementation of ArcGIS Online that will help you configure the cloud-based mapping platform in your local government.
The model implementation provides a set of instructions that will help you quickly configure an ArcGIS Online subscription in your local government. This configuration will significantly accelerate your configuration of an ArcGIS Online subscription and help you organize the cloud mapping platform to support a series of central GIS services and functional areas like: Fire Department, Assessors Office, and Clerk/Register of Deeds. We’ve also worked closely with the teams at Esri working on our Emergency Management and Water Utility solutions to ensure their online configurations fit in to your larger local government implementations.
In summary, the model ArcGIS Online configuration includes:
- Instructions to set up your landing page
- Central groups to support organization of GIS content and services
- Functional groups to facilitate sharing and collaboration among departments and enable cross-departmental workflows
- Instructions on authoring and sharing geographic content
- Icons and a templates for making landing page banners and item thumbnails
This model organization will provide a pattern you can follow to leverage Esri’s cloud-based GIS platform to manage your content and deliver focused maps and apps. It will show you how to:
- Configure ArcGIS Online as a mapping portal for your organization
- Create groups that support sharing and the functional needs of your organization
- Organize map services and author relevant web maps and apps for users in your organization, and the stakeholders you serve
- Leverage the ArcGIS for Local Government solution to create and deploy useful maps and apps in your organization
- Invite users into your organization to fill key roles in your online GIS system
Use the model organization as a guide when you begin to leverage ArcGIS Online. Your specific configuration may vary depending on the functional responsibilities of your local government and the maturity of your ArcGIS implementation. In addition, you should configure your organization’s home page and other aspects of the ArcGIS Online subscription to match your local government’s brand.
In the future, we’ll grow the model implementation to support other functional areas in a local government and specific workflows that can leverage the cloud mapping platform.
Finally, if you want to learn more about this model ArcGIS Online implementation, join us at our September Meetup. We’ll review the model implementation in more detail and field questions from the community. Thanks for your continued feedback – we look forward to working with you as our GIS implementations move to the cloud.