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Final Reminder—Live Feeds from Technical Marketing will be Retired on December 31, 2016


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

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ArcGIS Online Live Feeds Update

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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

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Transition of Live Feeds to ArcGIS Online and Retirement of Technical Marketing Services on December 31, 2016

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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

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How to Share ArcGIS Online Live Feeds with the Public


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

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Ready-to-Use Content Included with Your Online Subscription


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

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Creating a Presentation with Live Feeds


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

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New Live Feeds in ArcGIS Online Include Oceans and Hydro Content


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

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New Live Feeds added to the Earth Observation collection in ArcGIS Online


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

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10 Steps to Configure the COP Template within Your Organization

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:

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:

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:



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Public Safety Resource Center Migration Complete

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:

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:

9.3 Templates

9.3 Videos

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:

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:

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.  


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