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ESRI Mobile Data Collection Users Group Webinar Feb 21st, 2019 - Recap

Here is the schedule for the next ESRI Mobile Data Collection Users Group. 

If you would like share how you are using mobile technology, or any tools related to mobile data collection please let us know as we are always looking for future presenters.


Here is a link to the recording:


Thank you.

Shawn Blaesing – Iowa DOT,

Sean Dolan – ESRI,

Tom Brenneman – ESRI,


Presenter: Adrian Sellars - GIS Program Manager, Utah DOT -

Presenting on the Traffic Count group Workforce, Collector, Survey123 workflow.  This project from scratch as per request to help put ATR (automatic traffic recorder) data into one place where it get's updated, location inspections are generated against it, and new sites can be added.  The past workflow used a MS access database, google sheets, paper inspection forms that were then entered by hand, and a separate GIS database showing their locations.  It is now all GIS based and updated/maintained using ESRI mobile applications and ArcGIS Online 

Presenter: Cricket VonJames – IT Manager, Stormwater Program, Nevada DOT, -

The mobile application Collector and GIS maps are used to conduct stormwater inspections, which can be viewed by office staff in real-time. This has given NDOT the capability to more efficiently and effectively to perform inspections of outfalls, industrial facilities, maintenance facilities, and stormwater assets.  It has also assisted in their ability to investigate illicit discharges.

Presenter: Ishmael Chivite – Senior Product Manager, Survey123, ESRI -

Presenting up updates to Survey123.

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In October 2018, I published a blog post on ingesting Waze data into ArcGIS Online.
Below is a technique for automating traffic study and incident reports utilising this data.


Screenshots from ArcGIS Insights' workbook


Deleting duplicate features

As you may have figured out, there are duplicate features in the corresponding feature layers when using this method. This is due to the python script copying events from feed at 4-minute intervals; whilst an event (accident, road closure, traffic jam, etc) may stay on the Waze XML feed for a much longer time.

  1. Add feature layers into a local Geodatabase using the copy features Geoprocessing tool in ArcGIS Pro.
  2. Use delete identical Geoprocessing tool to delete duplicate features.
    Please make sure to select UUID field for the Traffic Alerts feature layer, and select fields UUID, Speed, Delay and Length for the Traffic Jams feature layer - whose values will be compared to delete identical records.
  3. Publish these as web layers back into ArcGIS Online for analysis.
  4. Use the following ArcGIS Insights Models against newly created web layers (Traffic Alerts & Traffic Jams).
    1. Animal Incidents
    2. Faults
    3. Accidents
    4. Reported Jams
    5. Traffic Jams
    6. Traffic Irregularities


Cheers! - Gee Fernando


Click on the video below to view some insights of our findings (Canberra, Australia).