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FYI, some news about the forthcoming ArcGIS Dashboards beta,


Introducing the Upcoming ArcGIS Dashboards Beta 



I will update this blog post when the beta is released in April.



FYI, some example Dashboards built on Operations Dashboard for ArcGIS, that help convey general information. These examples are not really industry specific.


Top 2000 Songs Dashboard



Universitas Gadjah Mada (UGM) Student Creativity Program Dashboard



Fire Dept City of Austin, TX - Wildfire Division – Fire Prevention Outreach Events Dashboard


GIS Programs in the US Dashboard




You can learn more about Operations Dashboard here,

Esri Live Training Seminar: Real-Time Decision Making with Operations Dashboard for ArcGIS



If you're an ArcGIS Online user with operation view items in your organization, please read this blog post:


Operations Dashboard: Upcoming Change to Operation Views in December 2019 Release 



FYI: Operation View items were created using the legacy Windows-based Operations Dashboard for ArcGIS product - which was retired on Jan 1, 2019.


Hope this helps,

Explore some examples of visualizations in dashboards and how to improve their effectiveness.


See the article on the ArcGIS blog site: Visualizing Data Effectively on Dashboards

Operations Dashboard for ArcGIS is a configurable web app that provides location-aware data visualization and analytics for a real-time operational view of people, services, assets, and events. You can monitor the activities and key performance indicators that are vital to meeting your organization’s objectives within a dynamic dashboard.

This blog is meant to be a live resource that will be updated to share the latest resources for working with Operations Dashboard. FYI: access the general help documentation here.


Last edited: March 26, 2020


Video Resources


Operations Dashboard Tutorial Videos by Esri Canada


How to Blogs


Best Practices Blogs



Dashboard Examples


ArcGIS Living Atlas - Dashboard Gallery



If you have a Dashboard to share, please email: Derek Law ( or post on Twitter tagged with #OpsDashboard as we love seeing example Dashboards from users.

This article provides techniques for configuring a real-time dashboard to automatically stay focused on the latest events.


See the article on the ArcGIS blog site: Making an Auto-Focusing Real-Time Dashboard 

Excellent tips & tricks blog for Operations Dashboard for ArcGIS by Sumaiya Siddiqi from Esri Canada. Contains some great content, definitely worth a read!


Dashboard tips that will make you say, “I didn’t know I could do that!”





Learn how to use pie charts effectively, fix problematic pie charts, and consider alternative chart options in your dashboards.


See the article on the ArcGIS blog site: Operations Dashboard: Pie Charts: Dos and Don’ts 

FYI, this blog discusses the new URL parameters functionality that was added to Operations Dashboard for ArcGIS in the recent ArcGIS Online December 2018 update. It explains the concept and reviews several examples.


Make your Dashboards more Dynamic using URL Parameters 




The State of Iowa Dept of Transportation just deployed an awesome Winter Operations Dashboard built on Operations Dashboard for ArcGIS. It displays real-time weather and snowplow status, camera feeds at certain traffic locations, and historic resource usage.


Iowa DOT Winter Operations Dashboard




FYI, the Windows-Desktop based Operations Dashboard for ArcGIS app - which uses Operation Views, will be retired on Jan 1st, 2019. Please review this blog by Jeff Shaner for more details.


Operations Dashboard v10.3.4 is Retiring!




Hope this helps,

FYI: Excellent tips & tricks blog on leveraging Indicator elements in your Dashboards by David Nyenhuis.



This article provides 3 techniques to add context to your indicators through reference values and conditional formatting.


  1. Apply situation-based styling
  2. Compare your metric to a baseline
  3. Normalize your metric


Provide Context to Your Dashboard Indicators



Through our GeoNet community, Support and other communication channels, we answer many questions on how you can effectively use your enterprise data in dashboards via query layers. Check out our new article on the ArcGIS Blog site! 

This is a great 1 hour video that discusses Operations Dashboard for ArcGIS and how it can be used for assessment, tax, and land records. Session description:


Dashboards give assessors the ability to make decisions at a glance, based on the latest available data updated in real-time. You can configure dashboards to always have the information most important to you at your fingertips. This webinar will go over how the Value Analysis configuration


Leveraging Dashboards: Information at the Assessor's Fingertips




FYI, here's a great video from the Esri 2018 User Conference of the Operations Dashboard for ArcGIS: An Introduction technical session presented by Patrick Brennan and myself. A nice starting point to learn about Operations Dashboard.


Operations Dashboard for ArcGIS: An Introduction - YouTube