Support for the business community during COVID-19 outbreak

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03-17-2020 05:51 AM
CurtHale
New Contributor II

I am just curious to see what others have made available and designed to help the business community in your area during this virus outbreak?

I started with something simple where I made a survey for businesses to fill out to communicate operations changes and then I have shared a link to the map in Arcgis Online for public viewing.

I'm looking for other solutions to help others in this crisis as well.

Thanks in advance for your input.

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KatieGaut
Occasional Contributor

Great idea Curt!!  Could you share your application and survey?  I'd love to give suggestions and, with your permission, potentially use it locally for our businesses as well here in Bellingham, Washington.  Thanks!

Katie

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CurtHale
New Contributor II

Katie,

My apologies for not getting back to you sooner.  I am still a newbie to GIS so here is the link to my survey and to my map.

Survey: https://arcg.is/OmPPC 

Map: http://arcg.is/1iTW9y 

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DanteLee
Occasional Contributor II

Hey Curt,

You might add a question about business type. I would make this a defined list so you don't get an assortment of answers. Once you have that, you could build an app that filters the listing by type.

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MattAdams
New Contributor II

Here at Flagler County, we rolled out a survey on Sunday, March 21st, that was sent to our business owners in order for them to submit information and hours that they want to convey to the public. We created a simple webapp called Open for Business. The main function is the "Near Me" widget along with a filter widget so residents can find particular types of businesses. We have made some changes to the survey over the last week to add additional domains for business types. We also decided to add a "Daily Featured Business" to highlight some of our businesses and attempt to improve business at their location. 

DerekLaw
Community Moderator

Hi Curt and others,

FYI: checkout this Restaurants Hub site deployed by Cobb County, GA

Cobb COVID-19 Restaurants Options 

They also have a nice dashboard, ArcGIS Dashboards 

Hope this helps,

DerekLaw
Community Moderator

Also, this is another great crowdsource community use case,

https://community.esri.com/thread/250672-crowdsourced-grocery-store-reports-dashboard 

Hope this helps,