Configure Fusion Center

In this topic, you will learn how to configure the Fusion Center solution to meet specific needs in your organization

Review the Fusion Center project

The Fusion Center solution includes an ArcGIS Pro project. Before configuring the solution and using the workflows with your data, familiarize yourself with the contents of the Fusion Center Desktop project.

To review, complete the following steps:

  1. Start ArcGIS Pro.
    Note:

    Ensure you are signed in to the user name where Fusion Center was deployed.

  2. In the lower left corner, click Open another project.
  3. In the left pane, under Portal, click My Content and browse to the folder where Fusion Center was deployed. Select Fusion Center Desktop and click OK to open.
  4. Click the View tab along the top of the ribbon.
  5. Click Tasks in the Windows group to open the Fusion Center tasks to configure, manage, and automate the setup and use of the Fusion Center Desktop solution.

Extract the environment

The Fusion Center solution uses the Fusion Center Desktop package to set up and configure the solution. In this topic, you will extract the zip file into the folder location where the ArcGIS Pro package was placed.

Note:

The workflow assumes that you have the task pane open from the Review the Fusion Center project workflow list above.

Note:

The default location for the ArcGIS Pro package is C:\Users\<user_name>\Documents\ArcGIS\Packages\

  1. Click step 1, Extract the Fusion Center Environment.

    The group will expand in the task list.

  2. Click Extract the Fusion Center Solution Tools in the task list.
  3. Click Finish.

    This will unzip the zip file, adding a new folder named Profiling, which will be located in the Fusion Center Desktop folder. You can explore in the Catalog Pane under Project > Folders.

Create an ArcGIS profile

The Fusion Center solution will need access to your ArcGIS credentials. To create your profile and store that profile in Windows Credentials Manager, complete the following steps:

Note:

The workflow assumes that you have the task pane open from the Review the Fusion Center project workflow list above.

  1. Click Create An ArcGIS Profile in the task list.

    The group will expand in the task list.

  2. Click Create ArcGIS Credential Profile in the task list.
  3. Enter the URL of your ArcGIS organization.
  4. Enter the ArcGIS user name.
  5. Enter the password.
  6. Enter the profile name that will be used to store the credentials.
  7. Click Finish.

    When you click finish, the tool will store the credentials in Windows Credential Manager and update the profile script configuration file.

Configure event feeds

In this workflow, you will set the event feeds that will be used by the Fusion Center solution. These steps will allow the event layers to be set to enabled and updated with item IDs.

  1. Click Configure the Event Feeds in the task list.

    The group will expand in the task list.

  2. Click Setting Event Inputs for the Configuration File in the task list.
  3. Read the overview information and click Next Step.
  4. In the drop-down menu, click Select a Section to choose an event layer and set that event layer to enabled if you want to have it as an input.
    Note:

    The configuration file has 10 event inputs with some enabled and some disabled. Choose each event number section and update information from each of these.

  5. Choose event section 1 or 2 to update status and item IDs for Dataminr and Factal.
    Note:

    If you just deployed Multi Source Data Feeds, this section should be configured with the proper item ids.

Load data

There are a few options when loading facility data, depending on the format of your facility data. To load facilities data, complete the following steps:

  1. Click Load Facility Data in the task list.

    The group will expand in the task list.

  2. There are three choices that allow the loading of facility data.
    • Validate Data and Append to a feature service
      Note:

      Use this option if you want to validate your facility data before importing. This includes ensuring unique Facility IDs.

    • Append Data
      Note:

      Use this option if you have facility data in a feature class and an existing hosted feature layer.

    • Append Data through ArcGIS Online
      Note:

      Use this option if you want to use the Update Data option in ArcGIS Online.

    Once the steps have been finished, the facilities will be loaded and you can move on to creating geofences.

Create geofences

Once you have facilities loaded into the facility data, you can create geofences around those locations.

  1. Click Creating Geofenced Boundaries in the task list.

    The group will expand in the task list.

  2. Click Create Geofence Boundaries in the task list.
  3. Read the overview in the first step on how geofences are created. Then click Run.
  4. Click the folder icon on the first input to add the facilities layer as an input.
    Note:

    A window will appear to allow you to add content from your ArcGIS organization.

  5. Click My Content under the portal directory.
  6. Select the folder where Fusion Center was deployed.
  7. Select the Facilities feature service and click Open.
    Note:

    This will navigate you to the layers part of the facilities layer.

  8. Select the Facilities layer and click Open.
    Note:

    Repeat steps 2 through 8 to add geofences to the Facility Geofence Boundary layer as the second input.

  9. Input a desired distance.
  10. Choose a unit of measure for the desired distance.

Deploy the profiling tool

This set of tasks will help deploy the profiling tool as a scheduled task that, at default, will run every three minutes. This tool will identify new incidents from event layers that intersect the geofence boundaries surrounding each facility.

  1. Click Deploying the Profile Tool in the task list.

    The group will expand in the task list.

  2. Click Configuring Windows Task Scheduler in the task list.
  3. Read the overview information and click Next Step.
  4. Click Finish.
    Note:

    The profile tool has been deployed as a task in Windows Task Scheduler.