We are pleased to announce some new additions to ArcGIS for Water Utilities – an ArcGIS Online organization subscription configuration and a series of lightweight app configurations for water, sewer and stormwater utilities.
Model ArcGIS Online Configuration for Water Utilities
Over the past year we’ve been working with water, sewer and stormwater utilities to learn how they are deploying ArcGIS Online, organizing their content, creating maps, managing hosted feature services and using it to serve the needs of their utility. We’ve captured best practices from successful ArcGIS Online subscriptions and created a “model” ArcGIS Online Organization Configuration for Water Utilities.
Our model ArcGIS Online Organization Configuration for Water Utilities is essentially instructions you can follow to quickly configure an ArcGIS Online subscription for a water, sewer or stormwater utility. Utilizing our configuration will significantly accelerate the task of setting up your ArcGIS Online subscription and make it immediately organized, familiar and useful to water utility staff.
Our model ArcGIS Online Configuration for Water Utilities includes:
- Instructions to set up your landing page
- Foundational groups to support organization of GIS content and services
- Functional groups to facilitate sharing and collaboration among water utility departments and enable cross-departmental workflows
- Instructions on authoring and sharing geographic content
- Icons and a templates for making landing page banners and thumbnails
New Water Utility Apps Configurations
We’ve also recently created a series of new app configurations for water utilities. These new app configurations are essentially recipes to configure the ArcGIS Platform to support water utility workflows (inspect a fire hydrant, notify stakeholders of a sewer overflow, etc.) or enable a capability (deploy a web map of your utility networks that can work on any device). These new configurations leverage the sharing capabilities of your ArcGIS Online subscription.
The configurations we just released are:
- Drinking Water Advisory – for deploying a web application to communicate with stakeholders about drinking water alerts and drinking water advisories. This configuration follows recommendations from the Center for Disease Control Drinking Water Advisory Communication Toolbox.
- Valve Exercising – for mobile data collection during valve exercising
- Main Break Response – for mobile data collection and coordination during a water main break
- Hydrant Inspections – for mobile fire hydrant inspections
- Backflow Inspections – for mobile inspection of backflow preventers
- Water Distribution Network – for creating a webmap of your water distribution network for use web and mobile devices and applications
Very shortly we’ll be releasing a second round of new ArcGIS for Water Utilities app configurations that include Capital Projects, Combined Sewer Overflow Notifications, Map Change Requests, Map Notes, Pavement Project Coordination, Manhole Inspections, Network Sketching, Social Sentiment Viewer, Sewer Network, Storm Network, and a Spanish version of the Drinking Water Advisory. We’ll announce those releases on this blog.
We’d also like to point out that all of the apps we’ve built for water, sewer and stormwater are driven by our user community. If you’d like to suggest an app or give us feedback on what we just rolled out feel free to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.