Use Sewer Data Management for ArcGIS Online

The Sewer Data Management for ArcGIS Online solution can be used by staff to collect and manage sewer system information. This solution allows a sewer utility to obtain information about the current state of their system. These workflows are intended for editors, field technicians, and managers who want to use the maps and apps to manage their utility data. You will learn how to use the Sewer Data Management for ArcGIS Online solution to add new assets from the field, manage sewer data in the web and desktop, and view and interact with a dashboard to find key statistics about your system.

Add data in the field

In these workflows, you will be taking the role of a field technician collecting data in the field. If you have a mobile-centric workforce, this may be the best option to collect new data or validate existing data.

Collect manholes and pipes

As a field technician, you can add manholes and mains from the field.

  1. Open the ArcGIS Field Maps app and sign in to your ArcGIS organization.
  2. Open the Sewer Asset Collector map.
  3. Navigate to the collection location.
  4. Tap Add Add.
  5. From the list of features, search for Manhole by scrolling or typing manhole in the filter search bar.
    If the manhole is added to an inaccurate location, or you want to move the point manually, move the crosshairs to the correct location by panning the map and tapping Update Point. This moves the added manhole to the specified location.
  6. Fill in any attributes and tap Submit.
    Note:
    Move to a safe location to fill in the attributes. The added manhole remains in its original location.
  7. Ensure the last collected manhole is selected and browse to the next manhole's location. Tap the Copy button at the bottom of the screen to create a copy of the previously added manhole at the location of the new manhole.
  8. Adjust any attributes as needed. Next, add the pipes to connect the manholes.
  9. Tap Add Add.
  10. Search for Collector Gravity Main by scrolling or typing collector gravity main in the filter search bar.
  11. Pan the map until the crosshairs snap to the manhole. An orange point appears when it is within a tolerance to snap.
    Snap a gravity main to a manhole on the Sewer Asset Collector map.
  12. Tap the options button and select Update Selected Point to move the start of the Collector Gravity Main to the manhole.
  13. Snap to the second manhole and tap Add Point.
  14. Update the attributes and tap Submit to complete the sketch.

Collect cleanouts

As a field technician, you can collect cleanouts using ArcGIS Field Maps in the field.

  1. Open the ArcGIS Field Maps app and sign in to your ArcGIS organization.
  2. Open the Sewer Asset Collector map.
  3. Navigate to the collection location.
  4. Tap Add Add.
  5. From the list of features, search for Cleanout by scrolling or typing cleanout in the filter search bar, and select Cleanout.

    A point is added to your location.

  6. Note:

    If the cleanout is added to an inaccurate location, or you want to move the point manually, move the crosshairs to the correct location by panning the map and tapping Update Point. The added cleanout moves to the specified location.

  7. Fill in any attributes and tap Submit.
  8. Ensure the last collected cleanout is selected and browse to the next cleanout location. Tap the Copy button at the bottom of the screen to copy the previously added cleanout to the location of the new cleanout.
  9. Adjust the attributes and tap Submit.

Add map notes

As a field technician, you can add a map note to the system.

  1. Open the ArcGIS Field Maps app and sign in to your ArcGIS organization.
  2. Open the Sewer Asset Collector map.
  3. Navigate to the map note location.
  4. Tap Add.
  5. From the list of features, search for the Map Notes type by scrolling or typing a description in the filter search bar, select the Map Notes type, and add the note to the map by sketching a polygon in the map note location.
    Add a map note to the Sewer Asset Collector map.
  6. Fill in the attributes and click Submit.

    The map note is added to the map and is available to be viewed and reviewed by others in the organization.

Add data in the web

In the workflows below, you will be taking the role of an editor adding data in ArcGIS Online. The workflows explain how to add data in the web, use the provided dashboard, and add and manage map notes.

Add pipes to connect features

As an editor, you want to use a web app to connect features with pipes.

  1. In a browser, sign in to your ArcGIS organization.
  2. At the top of the site, click Groups.
  3. Navigate to the Sewer Editors group and locate the Sewer Editor app. Click View Application to launch the app.

    In the Sewer Editor app, the Asset Editor widget is open by default on the left side of the window when the app opens.

  4. In the Asset Editor pane, click the template drop-down menu and select Sewer Gravity Main, and select Collector Gravity Main from the list of options.
  5. Scroll down and fill in the preset values.
  6. With Collector Gravity Main selected, press Ctrl to snap to a manhole by hovering over the point, and click to start the line.
    Snap a gravity pipe to a manhole in the Sewer Editor app.
  7. Draw a line from the first manhole to the next, press Ctrl to snap, and double-click to finish the sketch.

    You are prompted to update attributes and save.

  8. Click Save.
  9. Continue adding mains between the manholes.

    The template and preset attributes remain selected so you can continue adding mains.

Add map notes

As a user, you can add a map note to the system.

  1. In a browser, sign in to your ArcGIS organization.
  2. At the top of the site, click Groups.
  3. Navigate to the Sewer Office Users group and locate the Sewer Viewer app. Click View Application to launch the app.
    1. In the Sewer Viewer, click the Map Notes Editor widget to open it.
    2. Choose a map note issue type and sketch a polygon in the desired map note location.
    3. Enter attributes and click Save.
      Adding a map note using the Map Notes Editor in the Sewer Viewer app

Manage map notes

As a GIS manager, you can review and resolve map notes about your system to ensure issues are addressed.

  1. In a browser, sign in to your ArcGIS organization.
  2. At the top of the site, click Groups.
  3. Browse to the Sewer Map Notes Managers group and locate the Sewer Map Notes Manager app. Click View Application to launch the app.

    In the upper right of the app, there are a number of widgets that have been configured to filter, edit, update, and manage map notes.

  4. Review the list of included widgets to learn how to use them to manage map notes:
    • Legend—View a list of included layers in the map. The legend displays what is visible on the map, so zooming in or out can expand or reduce the list if scale suppression is set on the layers.
    • Filter—Use the Creation Date, Issue, and Severity filters to view only map notes that fit the entered criteria. Select a date range or an option from the drop-drown menu and turn on a filter to view the selection on the map.
    • Batch Edit Map Notes—Select a group of map notes using one of the selection tools and update values for all the selected features at once.
    • Map Notes Editor—Add a new map note or edit an existing map note.
    • Map Notes Summary—View all the map notes by status and expand each section to view the individual notes. Click a note to zoom to it on the map and view its attributes in a pop-up.

    These changes are reflected in other apps and maps across the system so others in your organization can view the latest information.

Use the sewer dashboard

As a member of the utility, you want to have a comprehensive view of your sewer system assets.

  1. In a browser, sign in to your ArcGIS organization.
  2. At the top of the site, click Groups.
  3. Browse to the Sewer Office Users group and locate the Sewer Dashboard app. Click View Dashboard to launch the dashboard.
  4. View the sewer system statistics on the General tab, click the Gravity Main tab to view the gravity main details, and click the Force Main tab to view the force main details.

Add data in ArcGIS Pro

In the workflows below, you will be taking the role of an editor adding data in ArcGIS Pro. If you have known locations of assets or as-built drawings to work from, the following workflows can demonstrate using ArcGIS Pro to add data to your sewer system.

Note:

The first time you open the Sewer Map Notes Manager map in ArcGIS Pro, the layers will show as broken. Follow the steps to Configure the Sewer Data Manager ArcGIS Pro project to fix your layers.

Add manholes and pipes

As an editor, you can add manholes and mains to the map in ArcGIS Pro. If you already have manholes, you can complete steps 8 through 10 to add mains between the manholes.

  1. After receiving the Sewer Data Manager editing ArcGIS Pro project, sign in to your ArcGIS organization.
  2. In the Catalog pane, expand Maps and double-click Sewer Data Manager to open the map.
  3. On the Edit tab, in the Snapping group, click Snapping and turn snapping on.
  4. On the Edit tab, in the Features group, click Create.

    The Create Features pane appears.

  5. Select the Manholes template from the Favorites list, fill in the attributes, and add the manhole to the map.
    Select the manhole template from the favorites list in ArcGIS Pro.
  6. On the Map tab, in the Selection group, click Attributes and fill in the remaining attributes.
  7. Repeat steps 4 through 6 to add the remaining manholes to the map.
  8. Select the Sewer Gravity Main template from the Favorites list and fill in the attributes.
    As a best practice, digitize in the direction that wastewater flows.
  9. Snap and click the start of the line to the first manhole to begin digitizing the pipe. Snap to the next manhole and double-click to complete the sketch.
  10. Open the Attributes pane and fill in the remaining attributes.
  11. Repeat steps 8 through 10 to draw in the remaining pipes between the rest of the manholes.

Add residential service laterals

As an editor, you can add service laterals to the map in ArcGIS Pro.

  1. After receiving the Sewer Data Manager editing ArcGIS Pro project, sign in to your ArcGIS organization.
  2. In the Catalog pane, expand Maps and double-click Sewer Data Manager to open the map.
  3. On the Edit tab, in the Snapping group, click Snapping and turn snapping on.
  4. On the Edit tab, in the Features group, click Create.

    The Create Features pane appears.

  5. Select the Residential Lateral Service group template from the Favorites list and click through the included templates to fill in the attributes.
    The group template works by adding the service connection, cleanout, and tap with three consecutive clicks, and automatically digitizes the lateral.
    Select the Residential Lateral Service template from the favorites list in ArcGIS Pro.
  6. Add the template to the map by following the steps below:
    1. Click the location on the map for the service connection.
    2. Click to add the cleanout to the map.
    3. Snap to the main and double-click to complete the sketch. This adds the tap to connect the lateral to the main.
      Add the Residential Lateral Service template to the map
  7. On the Map tab, in the Selection group, click Attributes and fill in the remaining attributes.
  8. Repeat steps 5 through 7 to add the remaining residential lateral services to the map.

Add features from an as-built drawing

As an editor, you can add assets such as manholes to the system from an as-built drawing.

  1. After receiving the Sewer Data Manager editing ArcGIS Pro project, sign in to your ArcGIS organization.
  2. In the Catalog pane, expand Maps and double-click Sewer Data Manager to open the map.
  3. On the Map tab, in the Layers group, click Add Data. Browse to the location of the as-built drawing, select it, and click OK to add it to the map.
  4. With the image selected in the Contents pane, browse to the Raster Layer ribbon. On the Appearance tab, in the Effects group, change the Layer Transparency setting to 50%.
  5. On the Imagery tab, in the Alignment group, select Georeferencing.
    If you are unfamiliar with georeferencing, see Overview of georeferencing in the ArcGIS Pro help.
  6. On the Georeferencing tab, in the Adjust group, click Add Control Points.
    1. Add a minimum of two control points to connect your image to your known map positions.
    2. Once you have added all the control points, browse to the Georeferencing tab and click Save.
  7. On the Edit tab, in the Snapping group, click Snapping and turn snapping on.
  8. On the Edit tab, in the Features group, click Create.

    The Create Features pane appears.

  9. Select an asset from the template list and add the asset to the map where it corresponds to the georeferenced as-built drawing.
  10. On the Map tab, in the Selection group, click Attributes and fill in the attributes.
  11. Remove the image from the Contents pane once digitizing is complete.

Add map notes

As an editor, you can add a map note to the system.

  1. After receiving the Sewer Data Manager editing ArcGIS Pro project, sign in to your ArcGIS organization.
  2. In the Catalog pane, expand Maps and double-click Sewer Data Manager to open the map.
  3. On the Edit tab, in the Features group, click Create.

    The Create Features pane appears.

  4. In the Favorites list, expand the Map Notes folder and choose a Map Note option. Add the map note by digitizing a polygon on the map at the desired location.
  5. On the Map tab, in the Selection group, click Attributes and fill in the attributes.

    The map note is added to the map and is available to be viewed and reviewed by others in the organization.