Introduction to Winter Weather Outreach

Winter Weather Outreach can be used to share winter response plans, communicate route status updates, and solicit winter weather requests for service from the public.

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 Outreach is typically implemented by public works departments, road commissions, and departments of transportation that want to engage the public during the winter weather season and communicate route status updates during a winter storm.

The Winter Weather Outreach solution delivers a set of capabilities that help you to share winter weather plans, communicate route status updates, and solicit winter weather requests for service from the public.

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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 Outreach requires the following:

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

Information products

Winter Weather Outreach includes the following information products:

ItemDescriptionMinimum user type

Safe Winter Roads

An ArcGIS Hub site used by transportation and public works organizations to share winter weather plans, snow routes, and parking restrictions.

Not required

Route Status

A Media Map app used by transportation and public works organizations to share near real-time road status during winter weather events.

Not required

Snow Routes and Parking Restrictions

A Media Map app used by transportation and public works organizations to share snow routes, route priorities, and parking restrictions.

Not required

Snow Request

An ArcGIS Survey123 form used by transportation and public works organizations to solicit winter weather service requests from the public.

Not required

Snow Request Manager

A Crowdsource Manager app used by operations managers to triage non-emergency snow and ice problems reported by the general public.

Editor

Route Status Manager

An ArcGIS Web AppBuilder app used by operations managers and dispatch to provide manual route status updates.

Editor

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.

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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.

Try it Live

Test drive the key capabilities provided in this ArcGIS Solution with sample data provided by Esri.

Learn more about the workflows supported in the Use Winter Weather Outreach topic.

Release notes

The following are the release notes:

VersionDescription

1.1

  • An update to symbol styles in the Snow Routes and Parking Restrictions web map.

1.0

  • First release of Winter Weather Outreach.