Introduction to Winter Weather Operations

Winter Weather Operations can be used to develop winter weather response plans, monitor winter weather operations in real-time, share near real-time road status updates, and track vehicle locations and materials used during winter weather events.

Adverse weather conditions have a major impact on the safety of roadways and communities depend on efficient winter weather operations to keep roads safe and traffic flowing. As a result, state and local agencies spend more than 2.3 billion dollars on snow and ice control operations annually. Unfortunately, the increasing frequency and severity of winter storms is consuming a larger percentage of operations and maintenance budgets each year. Winter Weather Operations is typically implemented by public works departments, road commissions, and departments of transportation that want to understand where snow plows have traveled during a winter storm, optimize response activities, and clearly communicate what roads have been serviced.

The Winter Weather Operations solution delivers a set of capabilities that help you develop winter weather response plans, centralize snowplow vehicle feeds, monitor winter weather operations in real-time, share near real-time road status updates, and track vehicle locations and materials used during winter weather events (and the entire winter season).

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This ArcGIS Solution can be deployed in your ArcGIS organization.

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See Deploy an ArcGIS Solution for more information.

Requirements

Winter Weather Operations requires the following:

  • ArcGIS Online
  • ArcGIS Velocity (Advanced)
  • ArcGIS Pro 2.8 or later (Standard or Advanced)
  • ArcGIS Survey123 Connect
  • ArcGIS QuickCapture (optional)

Information products

Winter Weather Operations includes the following information products:

ItemDescriptionMinimum user type

Winter Operations Center

An ArcGIS Experience Builder app used by operations managers to plan operations, manage authoritative content, and track operations activity throughout the entire winter season.

Editor

Active Winter Event Dashboard

An ArcGIS Dashboards app used by operations managers and directors to monitor snow response activities during operational periods.

Viewer

Winter Season Dashboard

An ArcGIS Dashboards app used by operations managers and directors to review response activities for any event throughout the winter season.

Viewer

Material Reporter

An ArcGIS Survey123 form used by operations managers and yard supervisors to report materials used by each vehicle during winter weather operations.

Editor

Status Reporter

An ArcGIS QuickCapture project used by drivers to record current vehicle location and service status during winter weather operations.

Mobile Worker

Winter Weather Operations Notebook

An ArcGIS Notebooks app used by operations managers to automate data management and ArcGIS Velocity tasks.

Creator

Vehicles

A Microsoft Excel document used by operations managers to inventory vehicle information.

Not required

Winter Weather Data Management

An ArcGIS Pro project used by mapping technicians to manage an authoritative inventory of snow routes, parking restrictions, and service areas.

GIS Professional Standard

When you deploy this solution in your ArcGIS organization, you also get an ArcGIS Solution item that organizes the key information products and summarizes all the ArcGIS items (applications, forms, projects, maps, feature layers, feature layer views, and so on) included with the solution. The ArcGIS Solution item also illustrates any dependencies items have on each other.

Release notes

The following are the release notes:

VersionDescription

1.1

  • An update to the Status Reporter QuickCapture Project to leverage new location tracking capabilities in the ArcGIS QuickCapture mobile app.
  • Removed optional requirement for use of the ArcGIS Tracker mobile app.
  • Recent enhancements to ArcGIS Velocity streamlined workflows and reduced the number of analytics and feeds shipped with the solution.

1.0