Create and Share Web Maps

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

Several predefined options exist to implement offline mobile data collection using ArcGIS apps. The appropriate workflow should be selected based on the needs of the team and scale of the incident.

All the web map templates can be found in the Incident Resources Group.

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Job Aids

The Basic Web Map Workflow

Quick and easy to implement, the Basic Workflow works best for smaller incidents or incidents with fewer field editors.

A single web map is shared for use in Collector or Field Maps and all edits are reviewed and managed by the GISS.

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Advanced Web Map Workflows

There are two workflows that go beyond the out-of-the-box Basic Workflow. The Approval Workflow and the Suppression Repair Workflow. The Approval Workflow, which consists of three web maps, gives an ‘approver’ (usually the Situation Unit Leader [SITL]) the ability to approve every new feature before it  becomes visible in the Viewer web map (and/or printed maps).

The Suppression Repair Workflow can be used in conjunction with either the Basic or Approval Workflows. It is used to track and record suppression repair activities on an incident.

Approval Web Map Workflow

The Approval Workflow should be used instead of the Basic Workflow if the team desires additional checks on and control over incoming features from mobile data collection. This works best for large incidents with many field editors collecting data.

Th ‘Approval’ part of the workflow gives the Situation Unit the ability to change the status of new features from the default “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” and a definition query can be used on incident maps to remove any non-approved features from display.

In addition to the web map template, there is now a SITL Approver App available that can be used by SITL’s in the NIFC Org to manage the Approval Status of incident features without the need to create additional content.

SITL Approver Web App 2021

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Suppression Repair Workflow

The Suppression Repair Workflow can be used in conjunction with either the Basic Workflow or the Approval Workflow 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 updated.

The Repair Status service is a Hosted View off the same data as the NIFS. As such, the Point and Line Repair Status layers will automatically update with any edits to the NIFS, in addition to direct edits.

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