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The Public Safety COP Template has recently been updated and is now based on the ArcGIS Viewer for Flex 2.5. This was a big update and there are many new and community widgets included in this release. The new widgets … Continue reading
During the Emergency Management Special Interest Group (SIG) Meeting (sponsored by IBM) at the Esri International User Conference I gave a talk on Tools for Social Media. Many of you were interested in the tools so I wanted to share the links via this blog.
Public Information Map
The first tool we talked about was the Public Information Map. This application is something that we have developed over time to include live mapping in support of our Disaster Response Program website. The Public Information Map is available as a template that you can download and configure.
There are many live examples of the Public Information Map that you can visit now with current information in support of our Disaster Response Program. The Public Information Map Template has been configured for:
- Severe Weather
- Hurricanes & Tropical Cyclones
- Global Incident Viewer
- Current Event Maps
Social Media Widget
Social Media is on a path to evolve to become another critical source of situational awareness just like weather. A Social Media Widget has been developed to be able to bring in Social Media into command and control applications, such as the Common Operational Picture Template.
Here is an example of the Social Media widget in action during the National Level Exercise we tracked the Commonwealth of Kentucky Division of Emergency Management Public Information Officer as she traveled around the State with the Brigadier General:
ArcGIS.com Tweet Mapping Template
As described in this previous ArcGIS Online blog, you can add Twitter to your ArcGIS.com map. Simply create your ArcGIS.com web map and then share using the Azure Twitter template. Here’s an example from the #EsriUC and the 5K Fun Run/Walk:
Ushahidi ArcGIS Desktop Add-In
Often times during disasters we will stand up a Trends Map, such as this example from Japan, where we can look at the density of Ushahidi reports visualized as a heat map. During the flooding in Australia, we took this one step further and put together an ArcGIS Desktop Add-In for Ushahidi data so you could export Ushahidi data in to a local geodatabase to do further analysis. The Add-In for Australia flooding example can be found on ArcGIS.com.
We are actively working with the Ushahidi community to make this tool more generic and broadly available. Stay tuned for more information.
ArcGIS Explorer Twitter Add-In
The ArcGIS Explorer Twitter Add-In was updated just before the User Conference. Here’s an example screenshot of a slightly earlier version of the tool from when FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate (@CraigAtFEMA) came to visit Esri last year.
There you have it, a tour of some of the Social Media Tools
and Templates from Esri that we discussed during the Emergency Management SIG. This is an area that we continue to do more
research and development on. Watch
Twitter and the blogs for more updates!
For many years Esri has provided assistance in the wake of disasters throughout the world. The support comes in many forms including software, data, hardware and people. Not only is it about Corporate Citizenship and helping our users but it gets to the very essence of Esri-making the world a better place through geography. We know that maps and Geographic Information System (GIS) technology can make a difference in saving lives, reducing impact, and expediting restoration. The mission of the Esri Disaster Response Program is to support our users, our partners, and Esri personnel who respond to disasters worldwide.
How does Esri support these individuals? Well, there are many people involved behind the scenes when an incident happens all working to help the response effort. Some of the different ways in which Esri personnel support the response includes:
- Coordinate requests for assistance and make sure they are met
- Contact our users and make sure they are okay and they have what they need
- Process temporary licenses of software and ship media as needed
- Collect and provide pointers to relevant data sources
- Coordinate offers of assistance and support from our business partners
- Travel to the incident in order to support the response effort
- Stand-up and provide round the clock technical support as needed
- Build and update web mapping applications that help provide situational awareness
- Provide updates and information on our website about each incident
Recent software advances have resulted in ArcGIS becoming easier, faster, and more powerful-all of which are critical for support in any disaster. We have increased the presence of live maps on Esri.com including more disaster specific applications such as the Latest News Map for example. There are several different types of applications and we’ll put them up on our website for several different reasons.
If the impact of a disaster is large enough on our planet and on our users, we will stand-up a website for the specific event. One of the main purposes of this is to give GIS personal assigned to the incident more information about the geography and nature of the incident by bringing in relevant data sources that provide context. We also include dynamic information from social media such as Twitter, Flickr, and YouTube. Sometimes focused applications will be launched that include more detailed analytical tools and data that complement the available knowledge of an existing situation.
The main page for our disaster support is through this short URL-esri.com/disaster. From this link you can access several permanent disaster sites that are specific to reoccurring disasters such as:
Wildfires – http://www.esri.com/wildfire
- Hurricanes and Tropical Cyclones – http://www.esri.com/hurricane
- Floods – http://www.esri.com/flooding
- Earthquakes – http://www.esri.com/earthquake
- Volcanoes – http://www.esri.com/volcano
- Severe Weather – http://www.esri.com/severe
We mentioned that if the impact is large enough, we stand-up websites to support them and our users. Here are a few examples of event specific sites that have been stood-up recently:
- Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill
- Flooding in Australia
- o This recent blog post on Australia Flooding Support describes some of the different types of applications that get stood-up for an event specific site.
- Japan Earthquake and Tsunami
Some of the information from these applications and websites is of interest to the general public and news media. We have created a short link that indexes the active disasters which can be quickly referenced for information esri.com/news/maps/. Additionally you can see all of the maps we’ve produced over the last year-esri.com/news/maps/all.html.
How can you use Esri technology to support your own response efforts? Through our Public Safety Resource Center we provide a series of maps and applications for emergency management that may be used to stand-up a new capability quickly in response to an incident. These templates not only include an application that can be used as a starting point but also include an information model delivered through a geodatabase, and standard symbology for disaster response. All of these templates and resources are best practices that we have collected from our users who are subject matter experts in this area. The templates for emergency management include:
- Common Operational Picture (COP) for Situational Awareness based on the ArcGIS Viewer for Flex2.2
- Damage Assessment Template based on ArcGIS Mobile
- Citizen Engagement application for getting information to and from the public
- Public Information Map with social media and Volunteered Geographic Information (VGI)
We hope you find this information and resources helpful. We hope you never have to use them for response but, when disaster strikes remember that the Esri Disaster Response Program is standing by to help!
The Public Safety COP Template is designed to be starter application to help you quickly implement the ArcGIS Viewer for Flex to provide situational awareness for your organization. This download package contains many of the tools and feeds that you have seen in our demonstrations and training. If you already have ArcGIS Server installed and configured you can go through these steps in about an hour. Obviously having an ArcGIS Server instance available somewhere within your organization is a prerequisite. Your data should be well organized and you should have your operational layers and basemaps published. This blog post contains the 10 basic steps to get this application set up within your organization.
To get started you can download this template from http://www.arcgis.com/home/item.html?id=1d90b418b78e40158914bd5178b6892f. For these 10 steps we are going to basically walk through the main configuration file (config.xml). More information is in the help documentation – see http://help.arcgis.com/en/webapps/flexviewer/help/mainconfig.htm
Step 1 – Pick your title and subtitle
Up at the top select the title and subtitle for your application. Often terms like GIS get lost on the broader Public Safety Community. Terms like Common Operational Picture (COP) or Situational Awareness seem to resonate more. In some cases specific application names and/or acronyms seem to take on a life of their own. For example applications like Virginia’s VIPER or Florida’s GATOR applications are great examples of this. Consider coming up with a good acronym (such as an aggressive animal) for your organization.
Step 2 – Pick your logo
Next find an image to include in the upper left of the application. This image should be 48 x 48 pixels.
Optionally include your logo over the map as a Static Image Widget – see – http://help.arcgis.com/en/webapps/flexviewer/help/widgets/staticimage_widget.htm
Step 3- Pick your colors
There are several color options that you can change quickly. See – http://help.arcgis.com/en/webapps/flexviewer/help/styling.htm. I’ve been coached by our graphics department not to go overboard and have colors so bright that they distract from the map. Setting the colors to match your organizations current web theme or “brand” can be quickly achieved by setting the colors appropriately.
Step 4 – Set your initial extent
Set the initial extent of your map for your jurisdiction. There is a handy helper utility here – http://help.arcgis.com/en/webapps/flexviewer/help/extenthelper/flexviewer_extenthelper.html – where you can zoom in to an area and copy the initial extent parameters and paste it in to your config.xml file. Note to make sure you match the aspect ratio of the helper utility to how our app will be normally displayed.
Step 5 – Basemaps
In order to provide context to your operational layers select the basemaps that are appropriate for your organization. New in version 2.2 of the ArcGIS Viewer for Flex you can combine local basemaps with global basemaps like those from ArcGIS Online or Bing. There are several local government templates for basemaps. Those include:
- The Public Safety COP Template comes with a Public Safety basemap. This is a modification of the General Purpose basemap with an emphasis on Public Safety like critical infrastructure being highlighted and addresses showing up on the building footprints.
- Topographic – http://www.arcgis.com/home/item.html?id=0daade53e0e540de98a0d5d0b0ce89df
- Imagery Hybrid – http://www.arcgis.com/home/item.html?id=9c8b3044c4054d59b658184c3737c432
Step 6 – Live feeds from other organizations
The COP Template is already configured with live feeds from both the USGS and Pacific Disaster Center. Add other feeds such as your State or Location Department of Transportation or make your own using the Live Feeds Template.
Step 7 – Your operational data
The next step is to organize the data you manage. From the Emergency Management perspective this can include things like shelters, incidents, damage assessment, and field crew locations. The COP template provides layers for these. The other thing to consider is organizing your critical infrastructure data. Access to other business systems is also important; this is where the “Common” in COP comes in to play and things like Computer-Aided Dispatch, AVL, and Traffic Systems are important to be connected to.
Step 8 – Configure Public Safety COP widgets
The Public Safety COP Templates comes with three custom widgets – the ERG Widget, Report by Exception and Find Closest Facility. Configure these widgets to point to your own data. For example you can configure the ERG Widget to point to your own critical infrastructure layer.
Step 9 – Get other widgets and organize them
There are many widgets that come with the application out of the box. There additional widgets from the community – http://help.arcgis.com/en/webapps/flexviewer/gallery.html. I’ve listed some of the Public Safety related widgets here:
- Street View and More – Widget for FlexViewer 2.* – http://www.arcgis.com/home/item.html?id=dc56d2ab11534d24a5559ea9dc8f5119
- Route Widget version 2.2.3 for FlexViewer 2.2 or higher – http://www.arcgis.com/home/item.html?id=992b1f691f44489aa4dcbafe2db66700
- TwitterSearch Widget – http://www.arcgis.com/home/item.html?id=5f3bf5febd9e4a1d8cf92b15c75b9e41
- National Grid/MGRS WebMercator Widget for Flex Viewer 2.x – http://www.arcgis.com/home/item.html?id=56d4d2ed5d474eb4b8e29973d2376652
- WMS Radar Layer Widget for ArcGIS Viewer for Flex v2.2 – http://www.arcgis.com/home/item.html?id=75d3bf48976c44ef986a70e0dcad0f75
- Chart Widget 2.2 for FlexViewer 2.x – http://www.arcgis.com/home/item.html?id=51558a31b24a4139bf915a0ba47bd25d
Step 10 – Configure the Splash Screen
Finally configure the Splash Widget for your organization using HTML formatting standards. You can include hyperlinks.
Now that you have this set up promote this within your organization! Perhaps you can use this in support of upcoming exercise. Here’s an example of the COP Template that I have configured in support of the 2011 National Level Exercise:
Here are some additional resources that may be helpful as you move forward:
Introduction to the ArcGIS Viewer for Flex – FREE recorded Live Training Seminar – http://training.esri.com/acb2000/showdetl.cfm?did=6&Product_id=983
If you are looking to go from a configurator to a developer here are some good training resources:
- Basics of Flex programming (online self-training)- Adobe Tour de Flex http://www.adobe.com/devnet/flex/tourdeflex.html
- Learn about the ArcGIS API for Flex from Esri: Building Web Applications Using the ArcGIS API for Flex (2 day instructor led class) – http://training.esri.com/gateway/index.cfm?fa=catalog.courseDetail&CourseID=50121730_10.x
- Watch this short video: ArcGIS Viewer for Flex: Creating a Custom Widget – http://resources.arcgis.com/gallery/video/arcgis-server/details?entryID=870F152C-1422-2418-A010-7C82711FE22F
- Explore the documentation on the Resource Center – http://help.arcgis.com/en/webapps/flexviewer/help/developers/gettingstarted_dev.htm
The February 7, 2011 release of the Public Safety Common Operational Picture template for ArcGIS 10 addresses the following:
1. Added support for the ArcGIS Viewer for Flex 2.2
2. Added support for the dynamic Legend Widget and removed the static Legend contained in About link
3. Updated symbology for incident point, line and polygon features
4. Added a custom pop up widget to display feature information (aliases, field formatting, etc.)
5. Converted imagery hybrid basemap in to a web map that now includes the World Imagery ArcGIS Online service and a reference overlay from the local government geodatabase
Also note that a video on How to use the Public Safety COP Template for ArcGIS 10 has been posted to the Local Government Video Gallery.
As many of you may have seen, the original Resource Center (http://resources.esri.com/) has been retired and we have migrated the Public Safety Content to the new ArcGIS 10 Resource Center (http://resources.arcgis.com/). The Public Safety Resource Center (http://resources.arcgis.com/public-safety) is now a part of the Local Government Resource Center. This is due in part to the fact that many Public Safety agencies rely on traditional local government GIS shops for much of their base data. Now there is single Local Government Information Model that supports the needs of Public Safety and Emergency Management.
Last fall we completed the updates to ArcGIS 10 for the Emergency Management templates. These updates, along with new templates, are detailed in this blog post – ArcGIS 10 Public Safety Templates Released. Here are direct links to the Public Safety ArcGIS 10 Templates:
- Citizen Service Request Template for ArcGIS 10 – http://www.arcgis.com/home/item.html?id=cf64d38f5d1d4b34867a59073f5cd0b6
- Public Safety COP Template for ArcGIS 10 – http://www.arcgis.com/home/item.html?id=1d90b418b78e40158914bd5178b6892f
- The source code for the custom widgets in this template are available here – http://www.arcgis.com/home/item.html?id=1870273ca2cb4209ad83b689b85a407a
- Public Safety Damage Assessment Template for ArcGIS 10 – http://www.arcgis.com/home/item.html?id=8c175986354046cc801757d47372c3da
- Public Safety Special Event Planning Template for ArcGIS 10 – http://www.arcgis.com/home/item.html?id=64d99df3bcc84e90852c184d13d383e3
All of the content from the 9.3 Resource Center has been moved. Here are the links to the ArcGIS 9.3 content from the original Resource Center for your convenience:
- Emergency Management Live Feeds Template – http://www.arcgis.com/home/item.html?id=9ff56fbe3c4f4b749fd6066424685280
- Emergency Management Common Operational Picture Template – http://www.arcgis.com/home/item.html?id=972d6cea83024ee4a3ca17c6fe3d6f66
- Emergency Management Damage Assessment Template – http://www.arcgis.com/home/item.html?id=102d00d24c6d499fa1f3448323433b48.
- Emergency Management Maps – http://www.arcgis.com/home/item.html?id=24abee7f3c554e9ea2e08592c66e1c77
All of the videos that were part of the Media Gallery are now in the Local Government Videos section – http://resources.arcgis.com/gallery/video/local-government. Here are direct links to the 9.3 videos for your reference:
- How to use the Emergency Management COP – http://resources.arcgis.com/gallery/video/local-government/details?entryID=BF6173F7-1422-2418-7F27-53E551266DEE
- Virginia Department of Emergency Management’s COP Application – VIPER – http://resources.arcgis.com/gallery/video/local-government/details?entryID=BF568C95-1422-2418-A0D1-24B42847929F
- How to use the Emergency Management Live Feeds – http://resources.arcgis.com/gallery/video/local-government/details?entryID=BF50FF32-1422-2418-347B-5884A6F49BA1
- How to use the Standard Emergency Management Maps Template – http://resources.arcgis.com/gallery/video/local-government/details?entryID=BF58992C-1422-2418-7F40-68DCC7CB4FBE
- How to use the Emergency Management Damage Assessment http://resources.arcgis.com/gallery/video/local-government/details?entryID=BF5C8EB1-1422-2418-A036-4EB4DAF8354E
- How to use the Data Model Template – http://resources.arcgis.com/gallery/video/local-government/details?entryID=BF5A5FD4-1422-2418-A045-2A2492B0BED9
The Emergency Response Guide (ERG) Geoprocessing tools for ArcGIS have been very popular. These tools and associated Flex widget are included in the Common Operational Picture (COP) templates. This tool is also available directly from the Geoprocessing Resource Center. Here are the direct links for this tool:
- Emergency Response Guide 2008 Geoprocessing tools for ArcGIS 10- http://resources.arcgis.com/gallery/file/geoprocessing/details?entryID=EBF561B3-1422-2418-8804-F342A720B7AD
- Emergency Response Guide 2008 Geoprocessing tools for ArcGIS 9.3 – http://resources.arcgis.com/gallery/file/geoprocessing/details?entryID=5C82FB00-1422-2418-8889-F060571394EB
The location of Public Safety blog remains the same – http://blogs.esri.com/Dev/blogs/publicsafety/default.aspx. We are also on Twitter – http://twitter.com/GISPublicSafety and Facebook.
Last week at our headquarters we hosted a meeting of nearly 100 Public Safety and GIS Professionals as a part of the NAPSG Foundation User Group meetings series. After opening remarks from Esri President, Jack Dangermond, we conducted a Wildfire mapping exercise and used our mobile technology to map the fire. One of the mobile tools used to map the fire was an iPhone.
Since August, we have had a free iPhone application on the app store (http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/arcgis/id379687930?mt=8). We have recently updated this application, now allowing users to collect GIS data directly from the iPhone. This builds on current technological trends, like harnessing the power of social media in a more focused way. It also creates a vehicle to easily capture Volunteered Geographic Information. This type of citizen-engagement-where anyone can supply critical situational awareness information during an emergency-is a growing trend. Advances in our technology let our users tap into this information stream more easily and in a focused way. The events of last week were really a milestone in broadening the access to GIS and supporting the public safety mission.
In the context of our exercise, traditionally at a wildfire, a GIS Specialist will make maps based on reports from the field and infrared imagery using our desktop tools and the Fire Incident Mapping Tools (FIMT). Here’s an example of one of those maps from the Fourmile Canyon fire:
In this exercise, lead by our Wildfire Specialist Tom Patterson, participants used ruggedized devices (like those used in the Gulf Oil Spill), iPhones, and iPads to map the fire. Leveraging GPS on the devices the mappers “walked the perimeter” of the fire and the information was captured in GIS.
The information collected on the devices is instantly available back in a Common Operational Picture (COP) application.
Additionally, teams in the field can be tracked (via the ArcGIS Mobile Field Crew Task).
So there you have it-some very exciting developments in GIS technology that we wanted to share with you. Users data from their existing Esri infrastructure is now available for viewing and contributing to from modern devices like the iPhone or iPad. We also have technology for the Windows Phone and Android.
Special thanks to Esri’s ArcGIS Mobile team for their support of the exercise and for Public Safety!
There is now a US National Grid (USNG) map service on ArcGIS Online. This service contains continuous coverage of grid squares and center points at 100,000 meters, 10,000 meters and 1,000 meters. The 100 meter grids and center points are available for select, highly populated cities within the United States with more updates on the way. The REST end point for this map service is http://maps1.arcgisonline.com/ArcGIS/rest/services/NGA_US_National_Grid/MapServer and can be consumed in various clients to ArcGIS.
To include the US National Grid Map Service in the ArcGIS Viewer for Flex simply add a line in the config.xml file:
<layer label=”US National Grid” type=”dynamic” visible=”true” alpha=”1.0″
The ESRI Homeland Security GIS Summit is the only geospatial conference dedicated to homeland security. However, it is not just about the use of geographic information system (GIS) technology. The summit is aimed to provide insight into the challenges associated with meeting homeland security mission objectives from thought leaders within the homeland security community. This unique forum then discusses how GIS technology can be applied to improve effectiveness, in situational awareness, critical infrastructure protection, and threat assessment.
Saturday, July 10th has a very full agenda with senior executives within The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) including a keynote address from Steven King-Division Director for the Contingency Planning and Incident Management Division and an in-depth discussion on Virtual USA by Dr. David Boyd-Director of Command, Control, and Interoperability Division. In addition, Major General Reddel from the New Hampshire National Guard along with his colleagues Dr. Brian Cullis of the Air National Guard and Sean Goodwin from the New Hampshire Department of Safety will be discussing collaboration between organizations for better domestic operations during a catastrophe. After lunch, the summit will reconvene back together for a panel session on information sharing where industry leaders will share their solutions and experiences and will be ready for questions. Day one will wrap up with a look into FDNY’s GIS operations presented by Captain Steve Pollackov, and GIS demonstrations for Disaster Support and Homeland Security by ESRI’s team of technology specialists.
Sunday, July 11th is equally as exciting as the first day with discussions on emergency management and communications, an overview of a geospatial response to the 2010 Haiti earthquake, and wrapping up with a panel discussion focusing of the National Alliance for Public Safety GIS Foundation and the work they are doing to advance the effective use of GIS for public safety. Additional details on the ESRI Homeland Security GIS Summit can be found online.
ESRI International User Conference-July 12-16, 2010
On Monday, July 12, 2010, ESRI customers from across the globe will converge on San Diego to attend the world’s largest gathering of GIS professionals. More than ever before, our Public Safety community is faced with many challenges requiring rapid changes in the way business is done. You’ll see how those challenges are met head-on at the 2010 ESRI International User Conference (ESRI UC). The weeklong GIS conference offers sessions, exhibits, and technical information for GIS professionals across all disciplines.
Some conference highlights, not to be missed, include:
Exhibits: Public Safety Showcase
- -Visit the Public Safety Showcase (in Hall B1) to see GIS solutions for all aspects of public safety. The showcase will feature law enforcement, fire, homeland security, and emergency management solutions including mobile applications, incident analysis, and simulated disaster incident mapping. These applications are deployed using the Internet, servers, PCs, and handheld devices. You can get hands-on GIS experience; meet GIS users from police, fire, and emergency management communities; and see demonstrations of their work. Be sure to stop by our large-screen demo theater for the latest GIS solutions for public safety. See the attached flyer for all of the details.
- -Note the family friendly presentation in the Public Safety Showcase Demo Theater on Wednesday night!
- -ESRI is proud of its partners dedicated to providing public safety professionals with geospatial solutions aimed at improving effectiveness and efficiency in protecting the communities they serve. So don’t forget to stop by the ESRI Public Safety Showcase to visit with partners to learn more about their solutions and how they can help your operation be more successful in achieving mission objectives.
- -Visit the new Operation SafetyNet demo area to see the four public safety workflow patterns-data management, planning and analysis, field mobility, and situational awareness-within the context of law enforcement, emergency management, and fusion center operations. Operation SafetyNet is organized to demonstrate how GIS supports individual segments and functions and can meet the needs of multiple users throughout an entire organization. From an incident commander confronting a flood to a chief of police managing gang violence to intelligence analysts and field personnel collecting reports of suspicious activity, enterprise GIS supports them in their workflows and missions. This support-much like a net-results in enhanced communication, collaboration, and coordination throughout the entire public safety domain.
- -Three specific scenario demonstrations will be ran throughout each day of the exhibit:
- -Morning Demo (9:00 – 11:00) – Gang activity in the midwest
- -Noon Demo (12:00 – 2:00) – Emergency Management Operations in Louisville, KY
- -Evening Demo (3:00 – 5:00) – A Counter Terrorism Scenario in Boston, MA
Special Interest Group Meetings
- -GIS for Homeland Security SIG-Room 17B on Tuesday at 12:00 p.m.
- -GIS for Emergency Management SIG-Room 17B on Wednesday at 12:00 p.m.
- -GIS for Structure Fire and Wildland Fire Management-Room 17A on Thursday at 12:00 p.m.
- -GIS for Law Enforcement-Room 17B on Thursday at 12:00 p.m.
We look forward to seeing you at the upcoming Homeland Security GIS Summit and ESRI International User Conference. Be sure to stay connected with the Public Safety Team and follow us on Twitter and Facebook throughout the week.
The Emergency Management Common Operational Picture Template on the Public Safety Resource Center has recently been updated. Here is what’s new:
- The application now uses a more recent version of the Sample Flex Viewer and ArcGIS API for Flex
- The Emergency Response Guide (ERG) Widget has been updated to now let you look up the current wind direction using the METAR weather stations in the Live Feeds Template.
The workflow has changed slightly where you now select the select the spill location first and then it gives you the option to look up the current wind direction by clicking on the Lookup wind button.
The results tell you the wind direction at the closest weather station as well as the time of the last update. This is based on the results of another Geoprocessing service which is included in the application.
The results are then displayed as before.
- The latest version of the ERG Geoprocessing tools is included which provides several bug fixes.
- There is a new widget and Geoprocessing tool to find the closest resource based on drive times. This is based on the Closest Facilities Example.
- The Report by Exception widgets for both GeoRSS and Live Layer Widgets are now included. This is something that the VIPER application uses and the VDEM folks discuss in their video. Note these are the same tools that are available as a separate entry in the Flex Community Code Gallery.
By clicking on an entry in either the GeoRSS or Live Layer Report by Exception Widget
You’ll query the layers that have been configured to show what’s in proximity.
So in this case you’re not seeing all the schools, just those in proximity to the incident – hence – Report by Exception. This is something that is highly configurable and you can easily set the layers you want to query and the analysis type (buffer versus drive time, etc.)
- The Live Feeds from the USGS Natural Hazard Support System are included by default.
- The Live Feeds from the Pacific Disaster Center are included by default.
- The View It Live application has been updated to reflect the changes and has moved servers.
- The Live Feeds Template sample on the server now runs live. This is the service that is used to determine current wind direction for the ERG tool. The service is running live here – http://publicsafetytemplates.esri.com/ArcGIS/rest/services/EMCOP/PublicSafetyFeedSample/MapServer
- Numerous other bug fixes
We hope you find these updates useful and they help you in your mission. If you have any comments or suggestions on what we’ve provided as always please either comment below or e-mail us at ArcGISTeamPublicSafety@esri.com.