Introduction to Shelter Locator

Shelter Locator can be used to share emergency shelters activated during an incident or event.

It provides 24/7 access to an organization and the location-enabled search helps residents quickly find shelter information. This transparent approach improves communication with the public and promotes efficient use of transportation and shelter resources. Shelter Locator is typically implemented by emergency management agencies that want to avoid unnecessary travel when conditions require residents to seek protection outside of their home.

The Shelter Locator solution delivers a set of capabilities that help you share shelter locations and promote the current operating status of shelters when an incident or event occurs.

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This ArcGIS Solution can be deployed in your ArcGIS Online organization.

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It can also be deployed in your ArcGIS Enterprise organization.

See Deploy an ArcGIS Solution for more information.


Shelter Locator requires the following:

  • ArcGIS Online, or ArcGIS Enterprise 10.7 or later

Information products

Shelter Locator includes several information products:

ItemDescriptionMinimum user type

Shelter Locator

A Nearby app used by the general public to locate emergency shelters activated during an incident or event and understand their current operating status.

Not Required

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.

Release notes

The following are the release notes:



  • First release of Shelter Locator