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  • 90
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    I would like the ability to at least view realtionship classes within an ArcGIS online map service. For example, we have water valves and the water valve inspections with their relationship class to the inspection data. I would like to expose the inspection data as a relationship class to the valve feature class which can be viewed by the end user during a water shutdown using either arcgis online in windows or through one of the many apps ESRI has put out. 'Green App, Explorer, Collector'. The only way I can see to do this currently is through either copying data over to the valve feature class or through a join. The issue with the join is it doesn't support one to many relationships, and the copying of data over is a process that we don't have the time or personel to support. It also doesn't give the end user the ability to see the historical maintenance of that particular valve.
    Tags :
     ESRI App, Collector, Explorer, Relationship Classes, ArcGIS Online
    1 Comment  |  Posted by :  R_HARRIS  to Local GovernmentUtilitiesWater and Wastewater Oct 19, 2014
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  • 160
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    We do emergency response GIS here at my county government office.  In the case of no internet, ArcGIS Pro will not work.  Please consider implementing some sort of mechanism into your software that allows usage during outages.
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    2 Comments  |  Posted by :  simpsonr  to ArcGIS DesktopLocal GovernmentPublic Safety Oct 3, 2014
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  • 1120
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    It is frustrating to me when I hear ESRI staff tell me "web application customization is no longer sustainable, you need to move towards web application CONFIGURATION products like AGOL" and then ESRI provides substandard application templates to choose from in ArcGISOnline.

    A large majority of the templates available to choose from only make use of one or two widgets, for example, search and legend... when in fact any normally used, high performance web application will at the very least want to have the following widgets available:

    - Search (both address and feature)
    - Legend
    - Layer Toggle
    - Printing
    - Measuring
    - Directions
    - Basemaps
    - Identify

    The basic viewer gets close but there are changes that should be made to that as well (full screen, give it the look and feel of the other Local Government applications).

    The rest of the templates are bare bones and need to be customized via code download and self hosting (which seems to defeat the purpose of the whole customization vs configuration push). At that point why not just use the Javascript API samples?

    A true configuration model would be to give the user options for everything and let them decide which widgets to enable/disable.
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    10 Comments  |  Posted by :  mcdade31  to ArcGIS OnlineLocal GovernmentWeb Apps and APIs Jun 12, 2013
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  • 120
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    It would be nice if the PDF I export from ArcMap supported turning on/off the layers like I can in ArcMap.  I know AutoCAD 3D Maps has this feature and it is very nice.  Instead of having to post a pdf map 3 different ways I could just post the 1 map and the user could turn on or off the layers they want.
    Tags :
     export pdf layers
    3 Comments  |  Posted by :  jdravet  to ArcGIS DesktopLocal GovernmentMaps and Content Feb 3, 2012
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  • 140
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    Help us process our LiDAR!  Many local governments are acquiring very expensive LiDAR data without having the expertise and resources to fully capture its potential value to their customers. 

    Would ESRI have any interest in launching a pilot “Community City Engine” or “Community 3-D Basemap” initiative, along the lines of the Community Mapping project

    I envision neighboring municipalities making their LiDAR data available to ESRI in exchange for some assistance processing this often under-used (and EXPENSIVE!) data into regional 3-D surfaces and even extracted vector layers. 

    Once workflows are developed to standardize the inputs and outputs, I can imagine many government entities lining up to contribute and update such a "basemap". 
    Tags :
     LiDAR, City Engine,
    4 Comments  |  Posted by :  robcushman  to ArcGIS OnlineLocal GovernmentWeb Apps and APIs Oct 18, 2013
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  • 10
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    Having looked at the Compare template on ArcGIS Online a few enhancements came to mind...
    • An option to select different maps for the different views
    • A search location / address facility is, I think essential
    • The ability to turn off layers (seems to be called content elsewhere)
    • Print capability, measure tools etc
    • Also the title bar is very deep, which isn’t good when the purpose of a map is the map so make this shallower. It would also provide room for other tools / options.
    These would make something that has potential but limited use be far more dynamic and usable for different sectors. There's an example that shows it's not impossible at http://www.esri.com/software/landsat-imagery/viewer 

    :-)
    Tags :
     AGOL, ArcGIS Online, Compare
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  • 80
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    Please bring back the hot key 'N' that enabled a user to select a node in a map topology.  This went away at version 10.  We use these hot keys regularly when editing and the process is a bit more complicated now.
    Tags :
     hot keys, selecting nodes, map topology
    1 Comment  |  Posted by :  eggeography  to ArcGIS DesktopLocal GovernmentState Government Oct 7, 2014
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  • 140
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    DDP Mapbook should list all available pages in its dropdown list; and/or show an index overview map to select pages needed for printing or exporting.  A better approach would be to include a dockable (non-modal) window listing available pages, with thumbnails (optional), scale and rotation info, etc., for selecting multiple pages to print or export.

    For a bonus, allow for viewing muliple pages at a time!!!!
    Tags :
     data driven pages, mapbook, index
    1 Comment  |  Posted by :  jakek  to ArcGIS DesktopLocal GovernmentMaps and Content Oct 2, 2012
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  • 20
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    During the process of cleaning a cadastral dataset, our process is to use topology to insure Parcel lines and parcel polygons overlap. The original parcel development is often a mult vertices line for many of the curves that were developed. It would be nice to have a generalize or smooth tool in topology so an editor could convert the already created  line/polygon  to 2 point line  for  both the parcel line and parcel polygon. They could then take the line and use  "their choice' of "modify edge" tools to match it up to the COGO of the original document. 
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    0 Comments  |  Posted by :  hunterkey  to ArcGIS DesktopLocal GovernmentGeodatabase Mar 24, 2011
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  • 100
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    In the 9.3.1 ArcGIS environment there was an customization developed by the Water/Wastewater Group that was called Attribute Assistant.   This customization was extremely helpful in making the editing experience more painless.  For example, one could transfer attributes from one feature to another just based where you placed the feature in relation to other features.  If you placed an address point within a taxlot during an edit session, the field in the address point that has the taxlot id would fill in with the taxlot id found in the taxlot that the point was placed.  There was also other functionalities that came with this customization that made the editing experience much more tolerable.  It is not apparent to me whether this customization is currently usable in ArcGIS 10 environment but it sure would be nice. 

    Tags :
     attributes,
    1 Comment  |  Posted by :  wolfjan  to ArcGIS DesktopLocal GovernmentUtilities Aug 9, 2010
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  • 540
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    We need a way to support replication (2 way) or a versioning scenario where we want to load data weekly to ArcGIS Online that syncs with a service already there, so changes done in the field, can be synced with updates that are newly uploaded, where we don't lose the updates, by overwriting the service, or having to create multiple copies of the service, or have to extract the file out as a shapefile, then query on what has changed in the extraction and then have to query the new layer and look for those records, then drop those records (since they have been updated in the field), and then do an append/merge on the newly created combination of what is extracted from CAMA, and what is extracted from ArcGIS Online before reloading the service as an overwrite to the existing service.

    If you supported GDB as an output or better yet, link the GDB directly to our internal system, some way, then we could capture the photos taken in the field as well to our underlying enterprise GIS system.
    Tags :
     ArcGIS Online, Replication, Repository, Cloud, Sync, Mobile
    4 Comments  |  Posted by :  Riverside  to ArcGIS OnlineLocal GovernmentMobile GIS Mar 20, 2013
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  • 80
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    Perhaps this may be included in the update that adds Disconnected Editing but I'd really like to use the Collector interface but with the ability to postprocess some of my data.  As of now there isn't a good way to collect high accuracy GPS using Collector because I am limited to the mobile device's GPS which is generally in the 5-10 meter range, too high for what I do.
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    0 Comments  |  Posted by :  ksjosh82  to Local GovernmentWater and WastewaterMobile GIS Feb 7, 2014
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  • 140
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    The Attribute Assistant is a powerful extension that provides predefined calcs to be run on tables. Expressions are defined using VB. It would be useful if Python was supported as a scripting language here as it is in just about every other function in the ESRI product line. 

    Tool Download:
    http://www.arcgis.com/home/item.html?id=385978c927124489b4dc6110eded38df

    Vote to promote Attribute Assistant in core ArcGIS:
    https://c.na9.visual.force.com/apex/ideaView?id=087E00000004MNGIA2

    Tags :
     Water Utilities Toolbar, Infrastructure Editing, Attribute Assistant, Python, VB, Water Utility Network Editing, DynamicValue
    0 Comments  |  Posted by :  larkinp  to Local GovernmentUtilitiesArcGIS Desktop Extensions Nov 14, 2012
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  • 190
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    Please include an on/off visibility checkbox in the Layer Properties Symbology tab which will allow you to control which values in a single layer are drawn.  This is currently only possible with multiple occurences of the same feature class added to the TOC, which quickly becomes overwhelming.  Thank you!
    Tags :
     PUG, symbology, unique values
    4 Comments  |  Posted by :  MLF  to ArcGIS DesktopLocal GovernmentTransportationPetroleumMining Jun 22, 2011
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  • 110
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    Our county uses a geography-based parcel numbering system.  Within the parcel fabric, it'd be nice to have the "snake" tool work for this type of number in addition to the simple sequential numbering.
    See image below for more detail on our numbering system.

    Parcel Numbering Poster
    Tags :
     Parcel Fabric, Parcel Numbering, Snake Tool, Cadastral
    1 Comment  |  Posted by :  japete02  to ArcGIS DesktopLocal GovernmentGeodatabase Jul 31, 2012
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  • 210
    Points


    The new Parcel Namer Tool on the parcel editor toolbar is excellent for naming parcels in a parcel fabric dataset as described at: http://help.arcgis.com/en/arcgisdesktop/10.0/help/001t/001t000003z1000000.htm   The PNT looks similar to the 93 Snake PIN tool which was useful for naming not only parcels but also for entering polygons attributes that have incremental names or values.  There are many use cases for ArcEditor or ArcInfo users who need this type of functionality for naming polygons-- whether or not they are parcels participating in a parcel fabric or just geodatabase polygons.  It would be great to allow the Name Parcels Sequentially Using a Line tool (i.e.- the old Snake PIN tool) for non-parcel fabric dataset data.  Alternatively, it would be great to have the Snake PIN tool updated as an add-in for ArcGIS10.
    Tags :
     PIN, parcel names, sequential polygon attributes, snake pin, parcel namer
    3 Comments  |  Posted by :  wlynch  to ArcGIS DesktopLocal Government Jan 22, 2011
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  • 120
    Points


    As it is now....
    When Zoom to Selected Features is used for a single, point feature, the zoom scale is calculated as 1/20 the overall spatial extent of the layer.  

    In cases where the feature class has hundreds of thousands of features (e.g. Address Points), this zoom function loses all of its value.  

    I would like to see an option for a default, or maximum zoom extent setting in cases where I want to zoom to a single, selected, point feature.
    Tags :
     zoom, point, selected
    3 Comments  |  Posted by :  CJCarsley  to ArcGIS DesktopLocal GovernmentMaps and Content May 5, 2014
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  • 60
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    Can we please have the ability to export symbology with a feature class / Layer when exporting it to a geodatabase. The process of reassigning symbology can be ultra time consuming.

    I had to export feature classes from an SDE to a file geodatabase so that i could publish the features as a service (I will submit one on this as well). I had to go in and reassign symbology for each layer after the export. In some cases I was not able to find the exact symbology so I had to create new. It would be a great feature to just let me/us export it with the data.
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    2 Comments  |  Posted by :  jason333  to ArcGIS DesktopLocal GovernmentGeodatabase Oct 1, 2014
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  • 400
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    I would like to be able to set the transparency for polygon fill and stroke separately.

    At the moment, if I want a semi-opaque coloured fill with a solid black outline I need at least 2 copies of the same layer: 1 with the semi-opaque fill and another on top with the solid outlines.  If I want to include a representation of the features as they appear in the map I need 3 layers: 1 semi-opaque, 1 outlined and 1 with colours and outlines to match the appearance of the features in the map for use in the legend - see attached image.


    Tags :
     symbology fill stroke outline transparent opaue legend
    0 Comments  |  Posted by :  petera  to ArcGIS DesktopLocal GovernmentMaps and Content Nov 9, 2012
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  • 30
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    Parcel and construction joining is a key element of the Parcel Editor. Reviewing and correcting link is a critical step in the joining process and must be as efficient as possible.
    Being able to select/edit/delete join from the dataview would go a long way in making this process more efficient.


    Thanks!
    Tags :
     Parcel, Parcel Editor, Join, links, dataview
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