Create and Share Web Maps

Mobile data collection through the Collector for ArcGIS app is quickly becoming the most common method for gathering incident data due to its convenience and provided a common operating picture.

The first step to implementing Collector is to create an Incident Web Map in ArcGIS Online (AGOL) and share it with the Mobile Editing group.

All the templates and services can be found in the Incident Resources Group.

Incident Resources box

Job Aids

There are two workflows that go beyond the out-of-the-box Standard Workflow. The Approval Workflow and the Suppression Repair Workflow. The Approval Workflow, which consists of three web maps, gives the approver (usually the Situation Unit Leader [SITL]) the ability to approve every new feature before it would become visible in the Viewer web map. The Suppression Repair Workflow can be used in conjunction with either the Standard or Approval Workflows. It can be used to track and record suppression repair activities on an incident.

Approval Workflow

The first advanced workflow is the Approval Workflow which is used instead of the Standard Workflow in the National Incident Feature Service Workflow (Branches 2 and 3 of the Decision Tree) if the team desires each feature to be approved before being displayed on mobile devices or web maps/apps.

Three web maps can be utilized for the Approval Workflow. This workflow gives the Situation Unit the ability to change the status of new features from “Proposed” to “In Review,” “Approved,” or “Archive.” The approver (SITL) will work with Operations to change features from “Proposed” to “Approved”. Team members that have access to the Viewer Map cannot see any new features until they are “Approved.”

Template Quick Links

Approval Workflow Template Setup

Time: 6:43

Presentation Notes: Approval Workflow Template Setup.

Approval Workflow Demo

Time: 3:24

Suppression Repair Workflow

The second advanced workflow, the Suppression Repair Workflow can be used in conjunction with either the Standard Workflow or the Approval Workflow.

The Suppression Repair Workflow is used to track the status of the suppression repair efforts on a fire. At any time during the life cycle of a feature it can have the RepairStatus and RepairComments fields edited. The Repair Status Point and Repair Status Line layers are automatically populated with all of the features added in the Point or Line layers.

Template Quick Links

Suppression Repair Template Setup

Time: 2:53

Suppression Repair Workflow Demo

Time: 2:20



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