Category: Local Government

ArcGIS for Water Utilities – August Release

Esri releases new ArcGIS for Water Utilities solutions or updates existing solutions every month or two. Check out the August release of the ArcGIS for Water Utility Solutions!

Water Inventory Reports - The first release of Water Inventory Reports is a solution used to calculate network information for a utility’s service area or reporting areas. These reports can be created using the Python script provided on an annual or bi-annual basis to inform executives about network infrastructure. The following inventory reports are calculated and published to an ArcGIS Organization:

  • Assets by Material
  • Assets by Decade Installed
  •  Hydrant Status
  • Number of Laterals by Material
  • Miles of Mains by Material
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What’s new in the ArcGIS for Local Government August release?

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Last week the ArcGIS for Local Government released several Water Utilities and Land Records maps and apps. Here is a quick overview of the new maps and apps:

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New Community Maps “quick start” video available

Participating in Community Maps is easier than ever. The Contribution Management App (CMA) streamlines applying, contributing and tracking your contribution. The app even has a short “click-though” agreement that grants Esri permission to use the content while your organization retains ownership of the intellectual property.

We’ve also added easy to use geoprocessing tools to further simplify preparing your data for participation. This is a suite of tools you can run from ArcGIS Desktop to select only the fields we need for mapping and format them for uploading. This is far simpler than the previous requirement of migrating content to a special data model.

GP data prep tools

These enhancements are covered in a new five-minute video that walks you through the CMA and demonstrates how to prep a data layer using the GP tools.  It’s a great way to get up and running with Community Maps in a hurry.

Please watch the new video and think about adding your favorite layers (like tree inventory, building footprint or municipal parks) to the basemaps!

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How to create a multiscale Fire Run Book

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Does your Fire District have a mixture of densely populated urban and sparsely populated rural/wilderness areas?  So does Cook County Minnesota, which borders Canada along the north shore of Lake Superior. Nine volunteer fire districts in the county provide fire … Continue reading

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Upcoming Community Maps Webinar will feature latest news from the team

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After taking a short break to focus on the 2014 Esri International User Conference, the regular Community Maps webinar will be back on August 21st at 11:00 am Pacific time. This month’s webinar will include two main topics: Shane Matthews … Continue reading

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Open Data Workflows in the Enterprise

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As your organization’s open data strategy matures it’s important to know that ArcGIS Online provides everything needed to help you implement an easy-to-use open data publication and approval workflow. All you need to do is create an additional group and … Continue reading

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Using Custom Roles with ArcGIS Open Data

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About two months ago we introduced ArcGIS Open Data in beta, and on July 10th we deployed our first release to production which is now localized in 24 different languages. Since then there have been over 600 open data groups created in ArcGIS Online and many open data … Continue reading

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So What’s GeoNet?

In all the excitement of the 2014 Esri UC, you may not have heard about GeoNet. Maybe you heard the name from Jack’s announcement during the plenary, maybe you got an email or saw it from your social media connections, maybe you’ve logged in but were not sure where to go. In any case, I wanted to help you understand more about GeoNet, how it applies to you and how you can get started.

Purpose of GeoNet
GeoNet is here to extend the user conference experience to 365 days a year. Take all of the networking, collaboration, knowledge sharing, and product support from the conference and combine them into a single community that spans the globe. From that, you have GeoNet. Continue reading

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Introducing Esri’s Next Generation Hillshade

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by Rajinder Nagi, Esri Product Engineer Recently, we released an update to the Esri global collection of multi-scale, multi-resolution and multi-source World Elevation services. These global elevation services enable you to create stunning visualizations, calculate aspect or slope, and provide … Continue reading

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ArcGIS Open Data production

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Earlier this spring we announced and released Open Data .beta – an early version of the ArcGIS Open Data application that provides a data centric view into the ArcGIS platform meant for organizations to make their data easily accessible and … Continue reading

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