Configure Fire Hydrant Inspection

The Fire Hydrant Inspection solution can be used by fire personnel to perform inspections and ensure that every hydrant in a district performs properly and reliably when an emergency occurs. In some cases, you may already have fire hydrant location and attribute data in ArcGIS or a spreadsheet. To load your fire hydrant data into the solution, follow the instructions appropriate for the form of your data.

Load fire hydrant data from a spreadsheet

To load fire hydrant data 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 fire hydrant in the search box.
  4. Click on the Feature Layer item titled FireHydrants.
  5. Click the Data tab.
  6. Click the Fields toggle to display a view of all fields in the FireHydrants layer.
  7. Review the display names of all fields in the layer and consider how the fields in your spreadsheet relate. In a later step, you will need to match the fields in your spreadsheet to the associated field in the FireHydrants layer, so it is helpful to leave this page open for reference.
  8. Right-click on the Overview tab, and open in a new window.
  9. Click on the Update Data button, then click on Append Data to Layer.
  10. Click on the Choose File button and select your spreadsheet.
  11. Click Upload and Continue. The spreadsheet may take several seconds to upload.
  12. Click on the Show field matching link.
  13. Match the fields in your data to the appropriate corresponding field in the FireHydrants layer.
    Tip:

    Your spreadsheet must have fields containing the Latitude and Longitude coordinates of the fire hydrant location, and these fields must be matched to the Latitude and Longitude fields in the “FireHydrants” layer.

  14. Click Apply Updates.

Load fire hydrant data from a zipped file geodatabase or shapefile

To load fire hydrant data from a zipped file geodatabase or shapefile, complete the steps below:

  1. If necessary, sign into your ArcGIS Organization
  2. At the top of the site, click Content
  3. On the My Content tab, type fire hydrant in the search box.
  4. Click on the Feature Layer item titled FireHydrants
  5. Click the Data tab.
  6. Click the Fields toggle to display a view of all fields in the FireHydrants layer.
  7. Review the display names of all fields in the layer and consider how the fields in your data relate. In a later step, you will need to match the fields in your dataset to the associated field in the FireHydrants layer, so it is helpful to leave this page open for reference.
  8. Right-click on the Overview tab, and open in a new window.
  9. Click on the Update Data button, then click on Append Data to Layer.
  10. Click on the Choose File button and select your zipped file geodatabase or shapefile.
  11. Under the Contents drop-down, select the corresponding type of file you are uploading (i.e. file geodatabase or shapefile)
  12. Click Upload and Continue. The file may take several seconds to upload.
  13. Click on the Show field matching link.
  14. Match the fields in your data to the appropriate corresponding field in the FireHydrants layer.
  15. Click Apply Updates.
Tip:

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