Operations Dashboard: Share by Extent

10-09-2019 04:07 PM
Status: Open
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Real-world Problem: Users want to share the extent of the map/dashboard they are looking at, with other non-GIS staff.

Audience: Search and Rescue, Firefighters, Law Enforcement - in particular, the US Federal Emergency Management Agency Urban Search and Rescue Teams

Example: (Exercise Only) Operations Dashboard for ArcGIS 

Technical Problem: These users will 1) have no idea how to define an extent 2) the custom URL scheme outlined here is too complicated/difficult to memorize for GIS staff, nevermind first responders URL parameters—Operations Dashboard for ArcGIS | Documentation 


Create a share widget or similar capability as described here Share widget—Web AppBuilder for ArcGIS | Documentation. I want the end-user to be able to click a share button and it shares the extent of the map they are looking at, just like Web AppBuilder and the web map viewer.

The ability to tell someone else - "Hey, look at this area over here!" is fundamental to geo-collaboration and right now there is no easy way to do that with Operations Dashboard.

Julia Shi David Nyenhuis

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This is a brilliant idea and I am sure it would be easy for them to implement.

As a slightly wonky workaround for now, this is something that you could do:

- Define a point geometry parameter in the dashboard

- Add a "Share" link to a List dashboard item which contains some points with x,y fields populated
- Craft the Share URL like so: 


This way at least the staff can copy the "Share" link URL and it should open the dashboard at the chosen location.