00:01ArcGIS Online enables different groups of people in an organization and across many different platforms.
00:08It complements enterprise GIS solutions, and it's opening doors to new communities of people that want maps…
00:15…information, and knowledge. Up next, a series of four demonstrations that look at these different customers' perspectives.
00:24First, GIS professionals, and how an ArcGIS Online subscription empowers collaboration across many people…
00:31…and across the organization. Second, self-service mapping. These are not traditionally our customers…
00:38…and all they want is a map. And third, the office. How do we broaden the reach of mapping into every office? And then…
00:46…fourth, the organization. How can you use the platform to drive the ever-changing workflows of the entire organization?
00:56Well, let's talk about the first perspective--the GIS professionals. What are their characteristics?
01:01Well, I think I'm one of them. I love to use GIS to make maps, to do analysis, and to solve the hard problems.
01:08But there's a challenge, and that challenge is, How do I share my work with my boss, or with the world?
01:14To be honest, I have never sent my boss a link to a live, dynamic web map, so how does he even know what it is that I do?
01:24Well, last December, my whole world changed. I was in Abu Dhabi, and I was doing some analysis, and what I was able to do…
01:31…halfway around the world, is use my online subscription to take the work, host it in the cloud…
01:38…and then share that back to my boss, and not just to my boss, but on any device of his choice…
01:44…on the mobile device of his choice, like his iPhone. That was such an empowering experience for me.
01:50I mean, I finally got it. I realized what I had been missing, enabled to communicate with my boss to collaborate with others…
01:57…that we wanted to try to re-create that experience for you today. So please welcome Joe Holubar.
02:05Thanks, John. Like many of the GIS professionals in the audience, I can relate to the challenges of sharing our work.
02:13For those that have servers inside your organization, they can be hard to access…
02:17…or more likely, someone else controls them. Then when you do get your services published, and you happen to be like me…
02:25…we're not developers. We can't quickly create a web or mobile application to showcase our maps…
02:31…and developer time is hard to come by. So today, I'm going to show you how an ArcGIS Online subscription…
02:37…can empower you, the GIS professional, to share your work.
02:43Signing in with my subscription account, the generic view of ArcGIS Online is replaced with a view tailored for my team.
02:50It connects me with my work group; it provides us a place to manage and host our geographic content online.
02:58We can configure the website to reflect the work that we do, which includes updating a home page graphic…
03:05…URL, as well as the featured map gallery and other aspects of the site.
03:10This Online account complements my professional GIS tools, helping me get my map from here, on my desktop, out to everyone.
03:19And this map…I'm creating a map that's going to show the best locations for new offshore wind farms.
03:24I started with some offshore wind speed data, and I excluded areas too deep to build wind turbines…
03:30…along with areas where building is restricted, like shipping lanes and environmentally protected hot spots.
03:36I then summarized this information by leasable area. The end result is a map that looks like this…
03:42…which shows the most suitable locations for these new offshore wind farms.
03:47My analysis is complete, and I'm ready to share my work. Typically, this is where the process begins to slow down.
03:55However, with my Online account, I can simply sign in from here, and start that process.
04:01Using ArcGIS 10.1, I can create a hosted map service in the cloud from my desktop.
04:08In this dialog, a slider allows me to set the appropriate scale levels for my map…
04:15…and all the properties and descriptive information that were stored in my desktop are carried over to describe the service as well.
04:22This means there's only one place to manage all the information for both my source files and my online content.
04:29I analyze my map document to see if it's ready to be published.
04:33Here, I get a message saying I don't need to include the Oceans basemap, as it's already available online.
04:39I can remove that layer and publish my map document.
04:42So what's happening right now? Well, right now, it's gathering up all the data in my map document, no matter where it lives…
04:49…on a server, enterprise geodatabase, even a file data source like my machine here.
04:55It takes all that information, along with a map document and all those properties, and it creates a single file.
05:01That single file is then uploaded to my Online account, unpackaged, and a service is created from it.
05:08Once that service is created, the map tiling process begins. We see this part of the process is complete…
05:15…so we'll go ahead and go online and see our results.
05:20In ArcGIS Online, I see two items.
05:22One is that service definition file, which contains the data, map document, and all those properties.
05:28The second is that map service itself. Now, the service is created, but the map tile generation process is still ongoing.
05:37So while that's finishing up, we'll go ahead and take a look around at what we have.
05:41I have all the same information I had on my desktop--summary, description, tags, all of it.
05:48I have the ability to update and edit this information if necessary. Here, we'll fix the title, and we'll add a note.
06:02At the bottom of the screen, I can see the status of the map tile generation. Now, this is taking a little bit longer than expected…
06:09…so we'll go ahead and view the same service we've already created.
06:15And here we have it--a hosted map service, which just a few moments ago was on my desktop, is now up on the ArcGIS Online cloud.
06:24Now, I want to provide more context to my map, so I'm going to add a marine boundary layer my colleague has recently shared out.
06:32I'm creating a true mashup by adding data from three different sources…
06:36…the basemaps from ArcGIS Online, my own data, and my coworker's data.
06:42When I have the map the way I want, I can go ahead and save it…provide a title, tags, and a summary.
06:52And when I'm ready, I click Share. To start, I can share my map with my entire work group.
06:59So right now, they can access this same map on their computer or mobile device.
07:04When I'm ready to share this with everyone, I simply check that box, and now anyone can access the same map.
07:11Taking this one step further, I can combine my live map…
07:15…along with one of the ready-to-use application templates available on ArcGIS Online.
07:20Selecting a template generates the application on the fly. This one here includes my map along with some simple tools…
07:27…for printing, measuring, even sharing of this map.
07:32Now this environment also enables me to view the same map anywhere, on any device.
07:38Here, I have my mobile device with the ArcGIS app installed.
07:42I can launch the application and sign in…
07:45…and I have access to that same wind energy potential live map I created on my desktop anywhere.
07:53One map, many applications--on the desktop; to the web; even here, in the mobile environment.
08:01Before I move on, I'd like for you to think about what I accomplished in just a few minutes.
08:06I created and published a hosted web mapping application and made that map available to anyone, anywhere.
08:14In the past, this might take me hours, if I'm lucky--most likely much longer.
08:19However, with an ArcGIS Online subscription, it can take me just a few minutes.
08:24The last topic I want to discuss is collaboration.
08:28Now, I have made this map available to everyone, but they still have to search for the right keywords to find it.
08:33To get over this, I could advertise this map to specific groups I belong to in ArcGIS Online…
08:39…as well as share this map with my work group map gallery.
08:43That means, whenever anyone visits one of those groups I belong to, like this energy group here…
08:49…they'll always see my newest map.
08:53Another way to collaborate is around the same map. I've previously shared out a draft version of my wind energy potential map…
09:00…and I've asked my colleagues to provide any comments or questions they might have regarding the issue.
09:05They're adding things to the map, like links to related news articles about the similar issues, or they're asking specific questions.
09:13Like this one here is asking, Why is this area excluded?
09:16I can use the same simple tools online to draw on the map and provide the information.
09:22I simply select a tool, provide my area, and answer the question. This happens to be an environmental hot spot.
09:35I can choose from a palette of symbology to get the map's look and feel just the way I want.
09:42So when I'm complete, everyone has access to the same information at the same time.
09:48In this way, this map becomes a living document that changes over time, as the data, analysis, and issue evolve.
09:56So to summarize, ArcGIS Online subscriptions provide GIS professionals with the tools to host and share your content online…
10:05…along with tools to collaborate with others, all within a personalized web environment that you can access anywhere.
10:10Thank you. John?
10:17Thanks, Joe. What does this mean for you, our partners? If Joe and I are representative of the GIS professionals in the world…
10:25…it means an explosion of content, sharing, and people working together, and then wanting more, demanding more…
10:32…demanding more applications that can leverage the content that we've shared.
Sharing Content with ArcGIS Online
Joe Holubar demonstrates how ArcGIS Online empowers collaboration among people and across the organization.
- Recorded: Mar 24th, 2012
- Runtime: 10:38
- Views: 758
- Published: May 14th, 2012
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