Tag: Real Time

“Real Time” Story Map Tours


Story Map Tour is one a popular Story Map, ideal for presenting a set of photos or other media along with captions, linked to an interactive map. It has been used to author interesting tours such as San Diego Transportation, Palm Springs … Continue reading

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Operations Dashboard for ArcGIS – A New Experience Is Coming!

Operations Dashboard

A brand new experience is coming to Operations Dashboard for ArcGIS and we are looking for you to provide us feedback as we launch beta this fall! Sign up on the Operations Dashboard Product Page so you don’t miss what’s … Continue reading

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Opening New Possibilities with Operations Dashboard for ArcGIS


The version 10.3.1 release of Operations Dashboard for ArcGIS opens up new possibilities for you to create and share powerful, focused dashboards within your organization. Rolling out with the latest update to ArcGIS Online, Operations Dashboard includes some updates to … Continue reading

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Special Weather Presentation at Esri UC 2015


Weather is a factor that can seriously impact your business, and having accurate information in a timely manner can help you make better decisions.  We have a special presentation, AccuWeather: Weather, GIS and Big Data, planned this year at Esri … Continue reading

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Operations Dashboard for ArcGIS – Using Public Operation Views


During the evening of Monday, March 2, 2015, ArcGIS Online updated. That’s the beauty of the Cloud – it just updates for you. A lot of great new features came into the platform and you can find out everything that … Continue reading

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Liven up your map tours using “real-time” data


A previous post detailed how you can use live web cams (actually snapshots from live web cams) to author dynamic “real-time” story maps. These add an interesting context to any story map, and make it more relevant for telling certain … Continue reading

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What is the ArcGIS GeoEvent Extension for Server?

Maybe you’ve heard, there’s a new extension for ArcGIS for Server Standard and Advanced available at ArcGIS 10.2. It’s called ArcGIS GeoEvent Extension for Server and it expands the capabilities of ArcGIS allowing you to Continue reading

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Getting Started with Operations Dashboard for ArcGIS

A few weeks ago we held a Live Training Seminar introducing the Operations Dashboard for ArcGIS. Monitoring Data Using Operations Dashboard for ArcGIS is available on the Esri Training web site so if you missed it you can sign in with your Esri Global account and watch it now! There were a lot of great questions asked over the course of the day and unfortunately we could not answer all of them during the Q&A. Continue reading

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Heightening Situational Awareness During Floods Events

Prepared by: Fernando Salas, Graduate Research Assistant, University of Texas at Austin
Special thanks to Dr. David Maidment (CRWR), Dr. Stefan Fuest and Matt Ables (KISTERS), and Dan Siegel (Esri) for their individual contributions to the design and implementation of the Central Texas HUB.

The central Texas corridor, better known as “Flash Flood Alley,” is one of the most flood prone regions in the United States. In fact, Texas regularly leads the nation in flood fatalities and flood related property damage each year. During a flash flood, rapidly changing water levels can trap both emergency responders and citizens with little to no warning. In order to mitigate risk to residents and infrastructure, citizens and emergency responders need to exhibit “real-time” situational awareness to respond proactively instead of reactively. With the emergence of the internet, mobile communication networks and social media, it is now possible to quickly disseminate information to a vast audience in “real-time.” Furthermore, the emergence of GIS technology and web services has facilitated the creation of easily understandable map applications that readily convert data into actionable intelligence.

Flooding in Central Texas

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Available Aggregated Live Feeds Template

With another successful User Conference behind me, the focus turns back to the Resource Center and providing the community with content and ideas.  For those that were able to attend the UC this year, I hope you were able to get all your questions answered by our knowledgeable staff and got your fill of what the new ArcGIS 10 system is.  If you didn’t get to join us this year, click here for some useful information and content from the conference.

I’ve received questions in the past about consuming real-time or near real-time data, like weather, in ArcGIS and the best practices in how to do this.  There is a template developed for our Public Safety Resource Center that organizes live streams of
information from the internet into an ArcSDE geodatabase. A series of
server-side processes ensure information remains current. Once aggregated, the information can be consumed in the ArcGIS System.

This is a powerful tool to have available since all utilities deal with weather on a daily basis as it impacts on how you do your job.  This same methodology could be applied to other systems outside of weather, however, the mechanism on how the data is received could change.

To get directly to the template click here.

Don’t forget to check out the video on how to use this template as well.

Lastly, the 2010 Esri Electric and Gas User Group Conference is coming up October 17th in Dearborn, Michigan.  Make sure you sign up before September 17th for a discounted rate!


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