00:01Morning, everyone. My name is Kris Bezdecny...
00:02...and I'm here with Adam Pittman this morning to do three 20-minute workshops.
00:08Our intention is to go through the entire process by the end of the last workshop...
00:15...of going from your enterprise data to a smartphone device.
00:21So we're going to begin by discussing how we can actually use ArcGIS for smartphones and tablets.
00:32Now the main reason for using smartphones and tablets is to extend the reach of your data.
00:37This could be to your field-workers who are collecting information; this could also be to citizens and other individuals.
00:45It could be to anyone.
00:47This is an opportunity for you to get your timely and accurate information out to the general public if you so choose.
00:57It also allows you to improve the efficiency and accuracy of your data collection.
01:01Efficient because you're not having to worry about translating information from a paper form or a laptop form...
01:09...back into your enterprise geodatabase. This will actually sync directly to your enterprise geodatabase in real time.
01:18Which goes into the seamless data integration.
01:21This allows you to use ArcGIS Server in order to have that connection with anybody using your maps.
01:28It also allows you to make informed and timely decisions.
01:31Because this is all occurring in real time, your data is going to be as up-to-date as possible.
01:36If you're making a decision during an event, you need to know exactly what has been occurring and when.
01:43This makes it a far easier process because you do have those real-time syncs.
01:49As other people are collecting information as well, you have immediate access to that information.
01:55And finally, it's replacing the paper-based workflows.
01:59Even in our everyday lives, a lot of times we're still looking for directions or looking for information...
02:06...by going to someplace like Google Maps and printing out directions and using them as we go from place to place.
02:11I realize this is just an everyday example, but think about how inefficient that is when in reality...
02:17...you could use a web map on your phone to help route you from place to place without needing those extra additional steps.
02:28So currently we're working on...currently we have applications for iOS devices, which includes iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch.
02:38We have applications for Windows Phone 7 devices, and we're working on applications for the Android device.
02:44Now these are designed for our lovely touch screens. The idea is that we're using our devices one-handed.
02:52So the applications have been designed for this use.
02:56It's also a connected workflow.
03:00It is expected that your users are either always connected or mostly connected through 3G or Wi-Fi.
03:06The data is being streamed via ArcGIS Server to the devices.
03:10If they lose connection, certain settings will be saved locally to the device, but they will not be able to update obviously.
03:18So if you're working in a mostly disconnected environment, you may want to look at a custom solution.
03:25And assisted GPS integration.
03:27These are native applications to the devices, so we can use any of the native functionality on the devices, including the GPS.
03:38Now I've mentioned geodatabases and ArcGIS Server, and we'll talk more about this in the later two sessions...
03:44...but ultimately, your users will not be seeing any of this in the field.
03:49Your users are going to see something called a web map, and a web map is simply a mashup of services.
03:56Every web map is going to have at least one basemap, and then you're going to place operational layers...
04:01...on top of that basemap as a map sandwich.
04:06Web maps can be authored in arcgis.com or using your ArcGIS mobile content server for enterprise web maps.
04:14And again, we'll discuss authoring web maps in a later session...
04:17...but you need to realize that when users are looking to access your data, they're not accessing your services directly.
04:23You have to provide them a web map for access.
04:30And this is part of the overall workflow that we'll be discussing during these three sessions.
04:36As you can see, we're talking about using smartphones and tablets, and, again, this requires the web map.
04:43So the idea is, once your user gets...once your user arrives in the field, everything has been done for them.
04:51It should be a very seamless, easy process for them to complete their tasks.
04:56All the functionality should be available to them via the web map, and there should be few if any questions on how to proceed.
05:03What that means is there's a considerable amount of processes that you have to perform in the back end...
05:10...in order to create this easy functionality for your users.
05:20So there's many different things you can do with ArcGIS for the smartphones and tablets.
05:25You can collect and navigate information. Collect and navigate information.
05:32You can collect information; you can navigate in your map.
05:37You can use bookmarks in the latest version of ArcGIS, which allows you to set custom extents that you can return to again and again...
05:45...and you can also search for information.
05:48You can create custom, predefined searches for your users...
05:52...but you can also allow your users to search on the fly in the field as well.
06:00So really quick, I'm going to go through one of the processes, and then enough talking about using.
06:05Let's face it - if we're using the device, we want to see it in action, so we'll let Adam do a nice lovely demo for us.
06:11But first, one thing to consider is your users will need to become familiar with the collect data workflow.
06:18This might seem a little complex at first. It's really not, but this is probably...
06:23This and accessing data are the two things you'll probably need to walk users through the most before sending them out and about.
06:30So in order to collect the information using ArcGIS, you'll need to open map tools and tap Collect.
06:36Now here's the cool thing. If you're not using a feature service, you can't edit data.
06:41Well, if you don't have a feature service in your web map, your users will not see Collect.
06:47So it's a handy little way of allowing your users to know whether or not the functionality is available to them.
06:52They're not going to sit there tapping Collect, going, Why can't I collect anything? What's wrong? It's broken.
06:58It just won't be available for them in the first place.
07:02Next your users are going to have to select something called a feature type.
07:07Now this is defined by you either in the geodatabase or in the map.
07:11And again, this is a way of creating an easier workflow for your users.
07:16Your users can't just select anything they want; you're driving exactly what it is you want them to do.
07:22In this case, your user only has three options.
07:25It's either a general nuisance, it's important to resolve soon, or it's a critical issue.
07:34So once the user gets used to the language that you've authored into your maps and web maps...
07:39...the data collection process will go faster and faster.
07:42And I strongly encourage you to use language that your users are already familiar with.
07:47Next they're going to collect the information. They're actually not going to see the map at first.
07:52They're going to see a list of attributes, which are context driven...
07:56...meaning that if they're entering a date, they're going to see the date picker.
08:00If they're entering in a number, they're going to see a number pad.
08:03If it's a text field, they're going to see the soft keyboard.
08:08Also, if you set any domains on your data, it's going to create a pick list of only those domain values...
08:14...to help improve accuracy and the speed of data collection.
08:18And finally, your users will collect the location. They can do so using either GPS or by tapping on the map.
08:27So let's go ahead and see Adam put this into action.
08:32I used this same service; there we go. You guys said I was on the mic. Now I'm on the mic. Now I'm on the mic.
08:41So I used this same service yesterday in one of the Demo Theater presentations...
08:45...so you can see all the people that have gone to town editing my data.
08:49And we're going to talk about good practices and how I can manage all these crazy edits these folks have made from this device.
08:56So using it, it's pretty intuitive. One of the great things about using these native applications...
09:03...whether they be for Windows Phone 7, your iOS devices, or Android, is that people are using that phone...
09:09...are already familiar with, you know, using gestures to operate and navigate around the map.
09:15So you can see as I zoom in, it's just a matter of pinch zooming on the screen.
09:20Alright. If you haven't downloaded or visited the App Store or got the update on your phone...
09:24...we just updated this application maybe four days ago and put that out on the App Store.
09:30So a number of improvements have been made. A larger screen size...
09:33Here I can tap the Information dialog here and see all the information on the map.
09:39So I've got the table of contents of the features that I have; that's the legend.
09:45I can click on the content. So I can turn these different layers on and off.
09:49So whether or not I authored the map, maybe someone else made it for me, I don't want to see all the wells for this area...
09:54...or all the polygons or things that have been added.
09:58I can also take a look at the details for this.
10:00So you can see yesterday I didn't put any details about the map when I published it out...
10:06...but you're certainly going to want to do that so people understand what this map is all about.
10:11If I click on the top corner, I can add this map to my favorites, I can e-mail this map to one of you...
10:18...so that you can just get a link and open up the map directly in the application.
10:22And you can see all the other options here.
10:24Text messaging it, put it out on Facebook if I was inclined to do that, or put it out as a Tweet or something.
10:32So I'll go back to the map. If I was outdoors right now, or actually in Wyoming, I could use the GPS on the phone.
10:39So you can see right next to the information window, right there in the bottom right corner...
10:44...we can activate the GPS, so I can actually GPS features from my device and collect them in that manner. Okay?
10:52So at the very top up here, I hit the Tool dialog...
10:57...so you see the same...in real life, the screen shots that Kris had on her slides a moment ago.
11:03So I can do things like measure distances. So if I come down here, it gives me a dialog.
11:07Use the GPS to measure a distance, if you can't read that, or just tap to measure a point on the map.
11:14So if I come across here, I can measure this line segment out. Maybe this is a pipeline.
11:21If I click on the centimeters, I can change the measure of units here pretty easily and quickly...
11:26...so I can see that that's roughly 1700 feet. I cancel that.
11:31There's also...I'll show you one more thing there.
11:34Right down here in the bottom left corner was actually for using the GPS to maybe do a walking measurement...
11:39...if I was going to walk this pipeline or something along that line.
11:43So here you've got a few other options too. So if I click on this one, snapping, right? Clear that. Cancel.
11:52Go back to the tools. I can measure areas, so same thing. I'm just basically clicking; there's not...
11:57It's pretty straightforward, intuitive. I'll just draw a box and here I can see about 15 acres that I just measured there.
12:04And again, by clicking on the units, you can change that around. Pretty basic.
12:09Also, because I have a feature service in the application, I have the ability to collect features.
12:15So I'll pick the Collect dialog, and here I am presented with this legend.
12:21So here is the template for all the things that we've set up in that map and published out.
12:25Now this all originated from ArcMap and is powered by the geodatabase, which we'll talk about in the next session.
12:32But as the user, I can just see the things that I would like to edit.
12:36Maybe we're going to set up a perimeter in this area for setting off some explosions.
12:43I'm presented with this dialog, so if I want to give an ID or some value, I'll simply just...
12:48...type what I want to type in there for the value, grab the date field - we'll use today. I can hit the pick list here.
12:58So we already chose from our template that we were going to do explosives, but all this is powered from that geodatabase...
13:03...so I can change it if I needed to. But I'll leave it all as is, and I'll tap the point.
13:09Now I could actually collect this using my GPS or just hand draw it on the map.
13:16So it's actually giving me the measurement right there; you can see that, and I accept.
13:20And just like that, if I wanted to make any changes, I could.
13:23I finish, and I just actually collected a feature from my device. It's that simple, okay?
13:31Other things that you probably would want to know about is you can create bookmarks.
13:34So in this particular area of Wyoming, if I wanted to create a bookmark, I could have a whole list...
13:39...of maybe stops or areas of interest that I could just quickly navigate to. So we can add that.
13:46And I've also got search capabilities.
13:48Now in arcgis.com, I created a predefined query, a predefined search called Well Depth.
13:56So I wanted the users to be able to open up my map and find all of the deep wells in this area.
14:02So any well that was greater than or equal to 2500 feet.
14:06So all they see is they click on the well depth and it runs and executes that query...
14:10...so they don't have to fish through trying to figure out how to isolate data in their map.
14:15We can just predefine these queries and just, they ride along as part of the map. Okay?
14:20So here you can see all the wells that meet that criterion, and I can click on that, and I'm centered on that well here in the field.
14:30Okay? Pretty straightforward.
14:33If I click on one of these devices, or one of these wells...I'll zoom in to an area a little bit tighter...
14:40...but people have edited my data so much, it's hard for me to recognize where I was going.
14:48Let's see. I think this is the well I had set up.
14:51I just touch the map, and here I can see this pop-up, and when I click, tap, touch the pop-up, here is all the information.
14:59Now I configured pop-ups for these features, and I also embedded a media graphic here.
15:07So here is actually a pie chart, and we'll show you how to do this in the next session.
15:12I created - or the last session, I created a pie chart for production values.
15:16So I click on this well, and I can see that over the history or the life cycle of this well, we've gotten these percentages...
15:24...38 percent gas... That doesn't sound right. ...75 percent oil. Okay?
15:32So that's all been configured, and you can see we've kind of narrowed down the attributes that people can see here.
15:41You can also from this pop-up add that bookmark.
15:43So if I want to click up here and add that to my bookmark spots, I can come right back to that.
15:49So you can store and keep these bookmarks and use them in your device.
15:53So that was really kind of a quick tour of just using, this case, the ArcGIS for smartphone, for iOS application.
16:03And it's pretty straightforward and intuitive.
Using ArcGIS on Smartphones and Tablets
Kris Bezdecny and Adam Pittman demonstrate the ways you can use ArcGIS on mobile devices to make decisions and collect information in the field.
- Recorded: Jul 14th, 2011
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- Published: Sep 22nd, 2011
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