Out of the Box Support for USNG Over Lay Widget

02-01-2017 12:52 PM
Status: Open
New Contributor II

The current Grid Overlay Widget allows you to quickly render an MGRS (US National Grid) using client-side resources in a web application, however it requires a developer with the ability to host the application themselves. The US National Grid is a necessary component to disaster response and public safety applications and needs to be deployed quickly and efficiently. In order to simplify time sensitive applications, the USNG Overlay Widget needs to be an AGOL hosted out of the box web app builder.

Here is a little background information for those who are unfamiliar with the widget:

Esri Overview - 


In action (Click Grid Overlay icon under the search box in the upper left) - 


sar usar publicsafety USNG 

1 Comment

Not having the ability for users to enter and locate and enter MGRS / USNG coordinates severely handicaps SAR missions and responding to real world emergencies.

Just having an overlay of the grid is somewhat helpful but a widget that actually locates the coordinates and or converts them back and forth is very essential to disaster response and emergency management.

To work without this tool (widget) is really a disservice to all concerned in the interest of public safety.