Configure Recreation Outreach

Learn how to configure the Recreation Outreach solution to meet specific needs in your organization.

Load data

Recreation Outreach can be used to increase participation in outdoor activities and understand recreation license trends. In some cases, you may already have this information in ArcGIS or another business system.

The Recreation Outreach solution includes five locator apps to share outdoor resources with the public: the Water Resource Locator, the Wildlife Resource Locator, the Trail Locator, the Park Locator, and the Recreation License Locator. Each of these locator apps has a corresponding feature layer that needs to be populated with data for the apps to function.

Review the layers provided with the solution and determine what source data you want to load. Then, load your existing data into the layers provided with the solution before sharing the maps or apps.

Once you have determined what source data must be loaded, complete one or more of the data loading workflows below.

Load data from a shapefile or file geodatabase

Load data for LicenseLocations, ParkRecreationFacilities, ParkAssets, WildlifeResources, and WaterResources from a shapefile or file geodatabase by completing the following steps:

  1. Create a .zip file of your shapefile or file geodatabase.
  2. In your ArcGIS organization, browse to the feature layer you want to populate.
  3. On the feature layer item details page, click Update Data and select Append Data to Layer.
  4. Under Filename, click Choose File.
  5. Browse to your .zip file and click Open.
  6. Under Contents, select Shapefile or File Geodatabase.
  7. Click Upload and Continue.
  8. Choose the layer that you want to load data into and the layer that contains the updated data.
  9. Uncheck Update existing features.
  10. Click Show field matching and map the fields between the two layers.
  11. Click Apply Updates.
Tip:

To make additional updates to a hosted feature layer, see Append data to layers.

Load existing historic license data

The Recreation Outreach solution includes a dashboard to help you understand license sales trends. An ArcGIS Pro project is also included and provides tasks to guide you through creating your license categories, simplifying your data, and loading it into the dashboard. Before using your data in the Recreation License Management tasks, familiarize yourself with the tasks.

To review the Recreation License project, complete the following steps:

  1. Start ArcGIS Pro and open the project package from the active portal.
  2. On the View tab, in the Windows group, click Catalog, and click Catalog Pane.
  3. In the Catalog pane, expand Tasks and double-click the License Management task.
  4. Begin using the License Management tasks with your own data.

Modify satisfaction surveys

The Recreation Outreach solution includes focused surveys to gauge public opinion and gather feedback on outdoor recreation use. These surveys require slight modification to localize them for your use.

To update the list of locations in each survey, complete the following steps:

  1. Download and install Survey123 Connect.
  2. Start Survey123 Connect and sign in to your ArcGIS organization.
  3. Click any of the surveys to download the individual survey forms.
  4. Click the survey again to open it.
  5. In the left panel, click the XLSForm button.

    A Microsoft Excel spreadsheet opens.

  6. In the Microsoft Excel spreadsheet, click the choices tab. This tab comprises all the selectable options for survey questions.
  7. In the choice list, find the placeholder choices (Choice 1, Choice 2, and so on) and replace them with your own values.
  8. Click Save to save the Microsoft Excel spreadsheet and preview your changes on the Form Preview tab of Survey123 Connect.
  9. In Survey123 Connect, click Publish in the left panel to publish your changes.

Configure directions

Note:
This workflow is optional and doesn't need to be completed in order to work with the solution.

The Park Locator, Recreation License Locator, Water Resource Locator, and Wildlife Resource Locator apps can be used by the general public to locate outdoor recreation resources. Directions to the nearest resources can be enabled so users can quickly find directions to the resources they are looking for.

Follow the steps below to enable directions.

  1. Sign in to your ArcGIS organization and browse to the Park Locator app.
  2. Open the item page and click Configure App.

    Close the Welcome to the App Setup Page splash page, if necessary.

  3. On the Contents (dark) toolbar, click Full Setup.
  4. Click Nearby > Results Panel and turn on the Show directions toggle button.
  5. Check the check box next to the layers you want to include directions link for.
  6. Click Publish.
  7. Click Confirm.

    The Authorize premium content window appears indicating the number of credits consumed.

  8. Click Authorize.
  9. Click Publish.
  10. Click Launch.
  11. Repeat steps 1 - 10 for the Recreation License Locator, Water Resource Locator, and Wildlife Resource Locator apps.

Create native apps

The Recreation Outreach solution enables organizations to optionally configure native app experiences for the recreation locators, use the guide below and complete the following steps:

  1. Download ArcGIS Appstudio.
  2. Use the Nearby template for one or more recreation locators.
  3. Publish your native app.
  4. Update the download app buttons on the Outdoor Recreation site to reference your published apps.

Configure Outdoor Recreation site

The Recreation Outreach solution requires small modifications to localize it for your use. The following sections describe how to configure Recreation Outreach for your organization.

Update organizational information

The Recreation Outreach solution includes an Outdoor Recreation site to share information about outdoor recreation with the public. This app requires slight modification to be localized for your use.

  1. Sign in to your ArcGIS Online organization and browse to the Outdoor Recreation site.
  2. Open the item page and click Configure App.
  3. Click the edit button Edit to open the site editor.
  4. On the main Outdoor Recreation page, update the following:
    1. Under the Buy License Online section, hover over the card and click the edit pencil Edit to update the Learn more link to your online licensing portal.
    2. Under the Buy License Online section, hover over the card and click the edit pencil to update the Learn more link to your online licensing portal.
    3. Under the Make a Reservation section, hover over the card and click the edit pencil to update the Learn more link to your online reservation portal.
    4. To modify the footer on the Outdoor Recreation site, on the side panel, click Customize Toggle Customize toggle.
  5. Click Footer. A custom footer is already provided, and in most cases needs to be updated with just your organization's branding, contact information, and social media references. Click the HTML text box, make the necessary changes, and click Apply.
  6. Click Settings and expand Interactions. Make sure the Embedded Apps setting is toggled off.
  7. Click Save.
  8. On the Fishing page, update the following:
    1. Under the Fishing Rules and Regulations section, hover over the card and click the edit pencil Edit to update the Learn more link to your regulation website.
    2. Under the Buy License Online section, hover over the card and click the edit pencil to update the Learn more link to your online licensing portal.
    3. Under the Frequently Asked Questions section, hover over the card and click the edit pencil, and update the questions and answers.
  9. Click Save.
  10. On the Hunting page, update the following:
    1. Under the Learn to Hunt and Hunting Rules and Regulations sections, hover over the card and click the edit pencil to update the Learn more link to your learning and regulations websites.
    2. Under the Buy License Online section, hover over the card and click the edit pencil to update the Learn more link to your online licensing portal.
    3. Under the Frequently Asked Questions section, hover over the card and click the edit pencil, and update the questions and answers.
  11. Click Save.
  12. On the Boating page, update the following:
    1. Under the Boating Education and Boating Rules and Regulations sections, hover over the card and click the edit pencil to update the Learn more link to your learning and regulations websites.
    2. Under the Frequently Asked Questions section, hover over the card and click the edit pencil, and update the questions and answers.
  13. Click Save.
  14. On the Trails page, update the following:
    1. Under the Trails Rules and Regulations section, hover over the card and click the edit pencil to update the Learn more link to your regulation website.
    2. Under the Buy Permit Online section, hover over the card and click the edit pencil to update the Learn more link to your online permitting portal.
    3. Under the Featured Trails section, hover over the gallery cards and click the edit pencil to manually select Featured Trails apps.
    4. Under the Frequently Asked Questions section, hover over the card and click the edit pencil, and update the questions and answers.
  15. Click Save.

Create feature trails apps

The Recreation Outreach solution enables organizations to showcase feature trails, use the guide below and complete the following steps:

  1. Open the Trail Locator and find the Trail you would like to feature.
  2. Click the Copy Link button.
  3. Navigate to your ArcGIS Online Content.
  4. Click the New Item button and select Application, choose Web Mapping.
  5. Paste the URL from Copy Link in the space for URL. Click Next.
  6. Add a Title, select a folder, assign Categories, add Tags and a Summary. Click Save.
  7. Repeat steps 1-7 for each trail you would like to feature.
  8. On the Trails page, navigate to the Feature Trails gallery section.
  9. Click the Settings on the Featured Trails gallery.
  10. In the Settings panel, select Manual.
  11. Click the Select Content and find and select the featured trail applications built in steps 1-7.
  12. Click the Save option, then the dropdown and select Publish Draft.

Share items with public

Several layer views, maps and apps included in the Recreation Outreach solution must be shared with everyone so they can be accessed by the public on the Outdoor Recreation site. To share your Outdoor Recreation items with everyone, use the guide below and complete the following steps:

  1. Verify that you are signed in to your ArcGIS organization and browse to the Recreation Outreach folder.
  2. Check the check box next to each of the items below:

    ItemName

    Feature Layer (hosted, view)

    AnglerCatchSurvey_public

    Feature Layer (hosted, view)

    BoatingExperienceSurvey_public

    Feature Layer (hosted, view)

    HuntingHarvestSurvey_public

    Feature Layer (hosted, view)

    LicenseLocations_public

    Feature Layer (hosted, view)

    ParkRecreationFacilities_public

    Feature Layer (hosted, view)

    ParkAssets_trails

    Feature Layer (hosted, view)

    WaterResources_public

    Feature Layer (hosted, view)

    WildlifeResourceAreas_public

    Feature Layer (hosted, view)

    WildlifeResourceLocations_public

    Feature Layer (hosted, view)

    TrailExperienceSurvey_public

    Web Map

    Park Locator

    Web Map

    Recreation License Locator

    Web Map

    Trail Locator

    Web Map

    Water Resource Locator

    Web Map

    Wildlife Resource Locator

    Web Mapping Application

    Park Locator

    Web Mapping Application

    Recreation License Locator

    Web Mapping Application

    Trail Locator

    Web Mapping Application

    Water Resource Locator

    Web Mapping Application

    Wildlife Resource Locator

    Form

    Angler Catch Survey

    Form

    Boating Experience Survey

    Form

    Hunting Harvest Survey

    Form

    Trail Experience Survey

    Hub Site Application

    Outdoor Recreation

    Hub Initiative

    Outdoor Recreation

    Hub Page

    Boating

    Hub Page

    Fishing

    Hub Page

    Hunting

    Hub Page

    Trails

    Note:

    You will only have a Hub Initiative item if your organization has ArcGIS Hub Premium.

  3. Click Share.
  4. In the Share window, click Everyone (public) and click Save.

    The Warning: Sharing editable layers publicly message appears notifying you that you are sharing editable layers publicly.

  5. Click Update.
  6. Click OK and click Save.