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ArcGIS Online Configuration for Water Utilities & Water Utility Apps

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 Continue reading

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Setting Up Your Own Home Server

One of the unique features of ArcGIS Explorer is that you can easily set up your own Explorer home server, and can control everything from the startup banner, the default map, the appearance of the navigator, whether users can add new layers, save a map, add tasks, and much more. This allows you to customize Explorer for your target audience, or tune it for a specific workflow.

This is covered in the ArcGIS Server Help, since many users that implement this would also be using ArcGIS Server to publish their own maps and tasks. But a nice feature about this capability is that it doesn’t require ArcGIS Server, or any other ESRI software for that matter. All you need to do is edit two XML files – a configuration file and a skins file – and put them in your wwwroot directory as described in the Help. Then simply point Explorer to your home server instead of the default ESRI home server. These XML files are automatically read by Explorer from its designated home server at startup, and provide you the capabilities to control a wide variety of user options and the look and feel of the application.


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