Configure Emergency Management Operations

Emergency Management Operations includes several data layers that leverage facility information to support emergency response activities. Below is a list of facility types that are used in those data layers.

  • Emergency Facilities - Police and Fire
  • Industrial Facilities – Factories, utilities
  • Commercial Facilities – Shopping Centers and businesses
  • Medical Facilities – Hospitals and clinics
  • Educational Facilities – Schools

If you do not have an inventory of facility information in ArcGIS, you may have them in a spreadsheet or another system you can export to a spreadsheet. Once you have created a spreadsheet for each facility type, you can load the data into the facility layers provided with the solution.

Load emergency management facilities

To load your facilities information from a spreadsheet, complete the steps below:

  1. If necessary, sign into your ArcGIS Online Organization.
  2. At the top of the site, click Content.
  3. On the My Content tab, type Emergency Management Operations in the search box.
  4. Under the Item Type, click Layers - Feature Layers.
    Note:

    Some of the feature layers have a suffix added such as public. These are layer views of the of the original source feature layer. These layer views are used to share information with public without showing all the details or allowing the public to edit the layers. The original source layers do not have a suffix.

  5. Click on the title of the original source layer that you want to load data into to view the item details.
  6. Click Update Data - Append Data to Layer.
  7. Under Filename choose your spreadsheet.
  8. Click Upload and Continue.
  9. Click Show field matching to match the fields from the spreadsheet to the fields in the selected feature layer.
  10. After you have matched the fields, click Apply Updates.
  11. Click on the Data tab in the banner of the item page to confirm your data has loaded successfully.
Tip:

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

Configure the incident briefing app

The Incident Briefing is a configuration of the Story Map Series application. The application references the Esri's sample application: Situational Awareness Viewer, Operations Response, and Incident Status Dashboard and (Damage Assessment Dashboard (for ArcGIS Enterprise only). To configure the Incident Briefing story map, complete the following steps.

  1. Sign in to your ArcGIS Online organization and browse to the application.
  2. On the application item page, click Configure App.
  3. Click on the Introduction tab, then click the Edit button.
  4. In the Edit Tab, click the BACK button.
  5. Click the Upload button, then click browse for an image button and browse to the image you would like to display, and then click Save.
  6. Update the introduction text as necessary for your incident briefing application.
  7. In the top upper right-hand corner of the application click the FIX button.
  8. Click the CONFIRM button to authorize the subscriber content for public viewers. For more information, see What is subscriber content.
  9. Click the CLOSE button.
  10. Click on the Situational Awareness tab, then click the Edit icon.
  11. In the Edit Tab, click the BACK button and paste the URL for your Situational Awareness application in the Web Page link, click Configure > Save.
  12. Repeat step 6 through 7 for the Operations Response, and Incident Status Dashboard tabs to reference the applications in your organization.
  13. For ArcGIS Enterprise deployments repeat step 6 through 7 for the Damage Assessment Dashboard tabs to reference the applications in your organization.
  14. Make additional changes that are necessary to the Incident Briefing story map, then click Save in the upper right corner to save all your configuration changes.
  15. Edit the item details.

Configure the public information app

The Public Information app requires access to display the National Weather Service watches, warnings, and advisories layer publicly. Follow the steps below to allow access to the layer and optionally, configure directions to be used in the app.

Configure the National Weather Service watches, warnings, and advisories

To configure layers from the National Weather Service ArcGIS Living Atlas which are included in the deployed map and to share this app publicly, you will need to allow access to these layers through your subscription. Follow the steps below to enable the layers in the app.

  1. Sign in to your ArcGIS Online organization and browse to the Public Information app.
  2. View the app and identify changes you may want to make to it to support specific business needs in your organization.
  3. On the app item page, click Edit Application.
  4. On the Attribute tab, click Subscriber content access.
  5. Select the ArcGIS Living Atlas layers to allow public users to access them through your subscription.
  6. Save the app and edit the item details.

Configure directions

Optionally, the Public Information app can be configured to provide directions to the nearest facilities.

This configuration will draws routes and provides directions using theArcGIS Online World Route Service. This service requires authorization to consume premium content as it consumes credits. Learn more about credit usage when creating simple routes.

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

  1. If necessary, sign into your ArcGIS Online Organization.
  2. Browse to the web app item page and click Configure App.
  3. In the left hand panel, click Interactivity.
  4. Click the slider to enable Show directions.
  5. The Configuring App page has a Full Setup and Express Setup mode. If you are in the Full Setup mode, you will also need to click the Results section.
  6. Click Publish.
  7. Click Confirm.

    The Authorize premium content dialog box will appear indicating this functionality will consume credits.

  8. Click Authorize
  9. Click Launch and explore the capabilities of enabling directions.

Configure Situation Awareness Viewer for ArcGIS Enterprise

For ArcGIS Enterprise deployments, the Situational Awareness Viewer requires the USA Block Groups Living Atlas layer. Follow the steps below to add USA Block Groups layer to your map, and configure the widget to use in the application.

Note:

This is a required workflow for ArcGIS Enterprise 10.7, 10.8, and 10.8.1 deployments. ArcGIS Online deployments do not require this workflows.

Add USA Block Groups layer

To add the USA Block Groups layer to the Situational Awareness Viewer map, complete the following steps.

  1. Sign in to your ArcGIS organization and browse to the map.
  2. Click the Open in Map Viewer button and click Web Map Settings.
  3. Click the Add button and choose Browse Living Atlas Layers.
  4. Type USA Block Groups, press the Enter key, choose USA Block Groups.
  5. To close the search pane when you are finished, click the Back button.
  6. Click the Add to Map button.
  7. In the contents pane, next to the USA Block Groups layer, click the Ellipse button, and choose Remove Pop-up.
  8. Change the style of the layer by choosing no color.
  9. Save the map.

Configure potential impact widget

To configure the Situational Awareness Viewer application to use USA Block Groups, complete the following steps.

  1. Sign in to your ArcGIS Online organization.
  2. Browse to the ArcGIS Web AppBuilder application item page and click Edit Application.
  3. Click the Widgets tab, then click Set the widget in this controller.
  4. Hover over the Potential Impact widget, and then click Configure this widget.
  5. In your Potential Impact widget, add a potential impact tab to display summarized information from the USA Block Groups layer in the map by clicking Add Tab.
  6. Choose USA Block Groups layer in the Layer column, Summary in the Analysis Type column and type Potential Impact in the Label text box.
  7. Under the Action column, click the Edit tool to open the Select Fields window, then add the following fields, labels, and types:

    FieldLabelType

    POP2012

    Total Population

    SUM

    AGE_UNDER5

    Children Under 5

    SUM

    AGE_85_UP

    Adult Over 85

    SUM

  8. Click OK.
  9. Save the application and share it with everyone.
  10. Launch your application.