Introduction to Warming and Cooling Centers

Warming and Cooling Centers can be used to inventory temporary shelters established when extreme cold or heat becomes dangerous to public health and share this information with the public.

It provides a comprehensive inventory of temporary shelters that includes public, non-profit and private shelters that can be shared with the public. This collaborative approach provides a single inventory of facilities that provide relief from potentially dangerous conditions and ensures there are facilities available to meet community demand. Warming and Cooling Centers is typically implemented by emergency management agencies that want to develop a comprehensive inventory of shelters available in a community and share available resources with the public.

The Warming and Cooling Centers solution delivers a set of capabilities that help you source the location of warming and cooling centers from community partners, review each center to ensure they meet health and safety requirements and share the location of the temporary shelters with the public.

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

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See Deploy an ArcGIS Solution for more information.


The Warming and Cooling Centers solution requires the following:

  • ArcGIS Online

Information products

The Warming and Cooling Centers includes several key information products:

ItemDescriptionMinimum user type

Warming and Cooling Center Reporter

A Crowdsource Reporter app that can be used by community members to identify the location of warming and cooling centers used during extreme weather conditions.

Not Required

Warming and Cooling Center Manager

A Crowdsource Manager app that can be used by health and safety agencies to manage warming and cooling center locations submitted by community members.


Warming and Cooling Center Locator

A configuration of the Nearby app that can be used by the general public to locate designated warming and cooling centers near a given location.

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 Warming and Cooling Centers