Configure Coronavirus Small Business Recovery

In this topic, you will learn how to configure the Coronavirus Small Business Recovery solution to meet specific needs in your organization.

Activate the ArcGIS Hub initiative

The Coronavirus Recovery ArcGIS Hub initiative can be used to promote coronavirus recovery programs developed for your community. The initiative template includes a responsive and accessible website that can be enhanced with several coronavirus solutions (for example, Wellness Checks, Testing Sites, and Small Business Recovery). The ArcGIS Solutions are designed to educate the public, engage volunteers, and help small business owners.

Note:

The Coronavirus Recovery ArcGIS Hub Initiative template is only available in ArcGIS Hub Premium.

Activate the initiative

To enable the Coronavirus Recovery ArcGIS Hub initiative, complete the steps below:

  1. Sign in to your ArcGIS Online organization, click the app switcher, and select ArcGIS Hub.
  2. In the Initiatives panel, click New and click Browse Templates.
  3. Locate Coronavirus Recovery in the gallery and click Activate Initiative.
  4. After the activation completes, follow the instructions provided on the How to use this template hub page.

Share ArcGIS Solutions

When you activate the Coronavirus Recovery ArcGIS Hub initiative, it creates a site, pages, and two groups (Core Team and Followers) in your ArcGIS organization. Several maps and apps included with Coronavirus Small Business Recovery must be shared with business owners before inventorying small businesses and assessing the impact. Sharing the appropriate maps and apps with the Followers group created with the initiative will allow small business owners to access them after creating a community identity.

To share the Coronavirus Small Business Recovery maps and apps, follow the steps below:

  1. In your ArcGIS Online organization content, search for the Small Business Listing app.
  2. Click the Check Box next to the Small Business Listing app and click Share. Click Edit Group Sharing and select the Coronavirus Recovery Followers group.
  3. Click OK and click Save.
  4. Repeat the process for the following items:

    ItemNameSharing

    Applications

    Small Business Listing Manager

    Group: Coronavirus Recovery Followers

    Maps

    Small Business Listing Manager

    Group: Coronavirus Recovery Followers

    Feature Layer (hosted, view)

    BusinessListing_listing

    Group: Coronavirus Recovery Followers

  5. Share the Small Business Locator app and BusinessListing_public feature layer view with everyone.
  6. Share the Small Business Impact Survey and the BusinessImpactSurvey_survey feature layer view with everyone.
  7. Share the Health Violation Reporter and the HealthViolations_reporter feature layer view with everyone.

Modify surveys

The Coronavirus Small Business Recovery solution includes a series of surveys (Small Business Listing, Small Business Impact Survey, and Health Violation Reporter) that can be used to promote businesses, provide business impact feedback, and submit health violation reports.

Review the preconfigured questions and adjust as necessary to fit the needs of your business program.

Add additional fields

All surveys leverage hosted feature layer views created from the BusinessListing, BusinessImpactSurvey, and HealthViolations hosted feature layers. Organizations may want to modify the Small Business Listing, Small Business Impact Survey, and Health Violation Reporter surveys by first adding new fields to the hosted feature layers and then configuring the surveys to use the newly created fields. When doing so, the new fields must be exposed in the appropriate hosted feature layer views.

To add one or more fields to a hosted feature layer and update the associated hosted feature layer views, complete the following steps:

  1. Add a new field to a layer in the BusinessListing, BusinessImpactSurvey, or HealthViolations hosted feature layer.
  2. Browse to the hosted feature layer view in your contents.
  3. Click the Open in Map Viewer drop-down arrow and click Add to new map.
  4. Click the More Options button More Options on the appropriate layer or table, and click Set View Definition. Click Define Fields.
  5. Scroll to the newly created field and click the Check Box next to the field name. Click Apply. The new field is added to the view’s definition.

Modify surveys

To modify a survey that is part of Coronavirus Small Business Recovery, complete the following steps:

  1. Install Survey123 Connect.
  2. Start Survey123 Connect and sign in to your ArcGIS organization.
  3. Click Small Business Listing and download the survey.
    Note:

    The Small Business Listing form is an example.

  4. Click Small Business Listing again to open the survey.
  5. In the left pane, click the Open XLSForm spreadsheet.
  6. Revise the survey to reflect your health screening needs.
  7. Save the Microsoft Excel spreadsheet and preview your changes in Survey123 Connect.
  8. In Survey123 Connect, click Publish in the left pane to publish your changes.

Configure directions

Follow the steps below to connect to a routing service and configure the widget to enable directions in the app.

Configure widget

To configure an app to use routes and provide directions, complete the following steps:

  1. Sign in to your ArcGIS Online organization.
  2. Browse to the ArcGIS Web AppBuilder app item page and click Edit Application.
  3. Browse to the Near Me widget and click the Edit button.
  4. Click the Direction Settings tab, click Set, and choose a routing service.
  5. Click Next and choose one or more route layers, click OK, and click OK again.
  6. Save the app and share it with everyone.
  7. Open the app.

Esri premium content

The app draws routes and provides directions using the ArcGIS Online World Route Service. This service requires subscriber access because it consumes credits. Before generating routes, open the Attributes tab of the configuration of your ArcGIS Web AppBuilder app and configure Subscriber content access with the URL of the routing service used by your widget.

Learn more about credit usage when creating simple routes