This article is a follow-up to Preparing Data for Use with Military Symbology in Web AppBuilder. In this article, you will walk through the steps to prepare and share exercise data that has been symbolized with military symbols for editing in Web AppBuilder. This requires publishing both a map image service (to render the military symbols correctly) and a feature service to support dynamic data and editing.
This exercise uses sample data that was created from the Plan a historic battle with Military Tools for ArcGIS Learn ArcGIS lesson. If you haven’t already done so, I recommend completing this lesson in order to get a better understanding of military symbology and the Military Symbology Editor in ArcGIS Pro. Explore the attribute tables for the layers to see how attribute values correspond to the military symbols displayed on the map using the Dictionary Renderer. Once you have reviewed the lesson, download the exercise data and get started!
Before preparing the exercise data, it’s important to know that hosted feature layers are not supported for this workflow. Therefore, an enterprise geodatabase registered as a data store in ArcGIS Enterprise portal is required to store your data.
If you don’t have an enterprise geodatabase already, follow these steps to create one. Otherwise, you will just need to connect to an existing enterprise geodatabase. Once you have connected to an enterprise geodatabase, it must be registered with ArcGIS Server as a registered data source.
Downloading the Exercise Data
In the Plan a historic battle with Military tools for ArcGISLearn lesson, you create a Military Overlay using the military symbology tools in ArcGIS Pro. The Military Overlay is a series of layers in your geodatabase that includes feature templates for each layer and configures the layers with the specified dictionary renderer. The layers in the exercise data you will be downloading have been symbolized with a single symbol and paired down to the three layers we are interested in, Land Units, Control Measure – Lines, and Control Measure – Areas. A fourth layer (Railroad) that was not created from the Military Overlay is also included in the exercise data.
Symbolizing with Military Symbols
If you haven’t already, explore the attribute tables of the Land Units, Control Measure - Lines, and Control Measure - Areas layers. The attribute value of fields (such as affiliation, status, hqtffd) will be used to drive how each record is symbolized.
Repeat the above steps for the Control Measure - Lines and Control Measure - Areas layers. Your map should look like the map below:
After symbolizing your data with military symbols, you may want to create Feature Templates to define categories of items that editors are allowed to add to a feature layer, based on specific combinations of attributes.
Preparing the Data
Sharing the Data
Share the layers in your map as a web layer to your Enterprise Portal with the following configuration:
This publishes a map image service and a feature service to your Enterprise Portal.
Add Layers to a Web Map and Create a Web App
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