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The heavy spring rain and late season snowfall have forced many communities in the Midwest to deal with seasonal river flooding. As warmer temperatures move north, the snow melt and additional rainfall will increase the chance of flooding down river. … Continue reading
Esri is proud to announce that we now have a GeoCollector solution for high accuracy GPS data collection with ArcGIS for Windows Mobile!
GeoCollector for ArcGIS for Windows Mobile
GeoCollector for ArcGIS for Windows Mobile is an end-to-end field data collection solution that bundles together Esri ArcGIS for Windows Mobile 3.1 software, Trimble® PositionsTM Software Suite by Trimble®, and Trimble® GeoExplorer® 6000 series GNSS hardware. Continue reading
This week, the ArcGIS Online Help system was updated and now includes instructions for a series of parcel editing workflows that guide you through common parcel editing tasks. For example, there are workflows for tasks like parcel merge, parcel split … Continue reading
Over the past few months, we have been working closely with several municipal fire departments across the U.S. to determine how GIS can support fire service personnel. Through this collaborative effort we have been able to determine the business needs of the Fire Service community and define the application priorities. Starting this month, we will be releasing a series of maps and apps to support municipal fire services. The first in the series will be the Fire Station Wall Map, the Fire Run Book, and the Pre-Fire Plan editing maps. Each shares the same Fire Service Basemap optimized for response activities and operational layers to support map editing and production. All three maps are part of a system built on top of the Local Government Information Model. The Fire Station Wall Map and Fire Run Book were published to the ArcGIS for Local Government Resource Center (and cross-referenced in the Public Safety module) last week and the Pre-Fire Plan editing map will be published soon.
The 2012 Esri International User Conference is next month and we wanted to take a minute to highlight sessions/events for those interested in learning more about ArcGIS for Local Government and the maps and apps available within each module (Land Records, Water Utilities, Public Safety, Elections, Planning and Development, etc.) of the solution. This year, we have a whole track dedicated to ArcGIS for Local Government and we’re really looking forward to getting your feedback and addressing any questions you may have.
With the release of ArcGIS 10, Esri provides users with a Land Records solution as a core part of the ArcGIS platform. This solution helps you produce great web maps, implement efficient workflows, and incorporate best practices from the land records industry at large.
The parcel maintenance solution has three key parts. First is the Parcel Editor toolbar, which is included with ArcGIS Desktop at the ArcEditor and ArcInfo license levels. This toolbar contains the tools needed to access and work with parcel data. The second part of the solution is the parcel fabric. This dataset manages the spatial and topological relationships inherent in parcel point, line, and polygon data. The third and final part of the solution is the Tax Parcel Editing map. It supports local government workflows and is a multiscale editing map that organizes the survey framework (Public Land Survey System [PLSS] and control), subdivisions, lots, tax parcels, and encumbrances in a fabric data model that can be used with the Parcel Editor toolbar.
This month we released the Flood Planning Map, the first in a series of maps and apps to help emergency managers and community leaders prepare for flooding events.
The Flood Planning Map provides flood planners with a set of tools and workflows to prepare for seasonal river flooding. These tools and workflows are based on real-world examples that have been used during previous flood events in the upper Midwest. Seasonal river flood planning is typically conducted weeks or months in advance of predicted crest in each community. This advance notice gives community leaders time to plan for securing assets, protecting infrastructure, or evacuating citizens within the impact area.
The first version of the Flood Planning Map provides the ability to do the following:
- Determine the flood impact area based on predicted flood levels.
- Identify critical infrastructure, facilities, and citizens that could be impacted.
- Create budgetary cost estimates for temporary levees.
- Share the results with others who will execute the flood plan.
Last week, we released version 1.0 of Snow Common Operational Picture (SnowCOP). SnowCOP is an ArcGIS Server and ArcGIS Viewer for Flex application that can be used by public works, road commission, or department of transportation staff to monitor snow event responses and determine which streets (or areas within a local government) aren’t getting enough attention. It is an interactive web application that allows managers and district operations leaders to correlate citizen complaints, snowplow assignments, current vehicle locations, and planned response activities to maximize the deployment of resources when responding to the event.
Esri is committed to developing a community of partners that are actively implementing and extending ArcGIS for Local Government. To do so, Esri created an ArcGIS for Local Government Partner Specialty, within the Esri Partner Network, to make collaboration with partners repeatable and successful. The specialty is designed for partners focused on the local government marketplace that want to work more closely with Esri on the development and deployment of ArcGIS for Local Government.
Partners in the ArcGIS for Local Government Partner Specialty provide one or both of the following:
- Complementary applications that are based on the ArcGIS for Local Government solution
- ArcGIS for Local Government implementation services
Recently, several Esri partners have applied to be part of the Partner Specialty, and we are pleased to announce that we now have a growing network of partners that can assist Esri users to install, configure, and extend ArcGIS for Local Government. In the coming days, you’ll see these approved partners highlighted on the new ArcGIS for Local Government resource center.