Tag: live feeds
Over the past year, we have been migrating the live feeds, provided by Esri Tech Marketing (http://tmservices1.esri.com), to ArcGIS Online. All of these feeds are now part of the Living Atlas collection under the “Earth Observations” category. As we have … Continue reading
The Esri Live Feeds team has just released a new layer and added it to the ArcGIS Online Living Atlas, and also made some improvements to existing layers. In this post we will provide an overview of the updates. USA Weather … Continue reading
Transition of Live Feeds to ArcGIS Online and Retirement of Technical Marketing Services on December 31, 2016
Many of you have leveraged the set of live feeds provided by Esri from the Technical Marketing (i.e. http://tmservices1.esri.com) set of services over the years. Over the past year, many of these live feeds have been integrated into ArcGIS Online … Continue reading
In our last post, we showed an example presentation that contained the live feeds in a public application. In this post we wanted to provide the details on how you can share ArcGIS Online content with the public. This applies … Continue reading
One of the many useful features of your ArcGIS Online subscription is that it includes a rich and valuable set of ready-to-use content. This content includes maps, layers, and other geoservices, such as geocoding and routing, that are built into … Continue reading
In this blog post we want to cover two new features of ArcGIS Online that go great together, presentation mode and live feeds. With the July release, you can now create presentations with your web maps. This is great way … Continue reading
From the ArcGIS Content Team ArcGIS Online includes a living atlas of the world with beautiful and authoritative maps on many topics, including a rich collection of earth observation maps and layers that describe our planet’s current conditions, from earthquakes … Continue reading
ArcGIS Online includes a living atlas of the world with beautiful and authoritative maps on many topics, including a rich collection of earth observation maps and layers that describe our planet’s current conditions, from earthquakes and fires to severe weather … Continue reading
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
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.