Deployable Apps for Aviation Authorities and Airports: Webinar Q&A

11-16-2020 12:11 PM
Esri Contributor

Webinar Q&A: Deployable Apps for Aviation Authorities and Airports
Questions submitted by attendees during webinar on 27 October 2020. Submit your questions in the reply.

General Questions
Q: Is it possible to create/develop a story map in ArcGIS Enterprise? Is there a particular extension needed?
A: Yes! Story maps can be created in ArcGIS Enterprise, though there may be a few slight differences from the experience in ArcGIS Online. With the release of ArcGIS Enterprise 10.8.1, you can now access the new ArcGIS StoryMaps product in addition to the classic Esri Story Maps templates. The new Storyteller user type includes full access to ArcGIS Story Maps. For more information about ArcGIS StoryMaps, visit the documentation page here: or the blog post found here: You can also view the ArcGIS StoryMaps product roadmap here: and the Storyteller user type product page here:

Q: Can you link ArcGIS Enterprise data to Hub?
A: Yes! Content from your ArcGIS Enterprise can be included in ArcGIS Hub sites if it is properly shared. Since Hub sites are public facing, your Enterprise content also needs to be shared publicly. You can also create on-premise or internal-only sites with ArcGIS Enterprise Sites. This provides the same site construction experience as ArcGIS Hub. For more information about ArcGIS Enterprise Sites, visit:

Q: If an organization has mapped their airfield signs, could those signs appear in an inspection application based on user location? In other words, can the application identify nearby signs from which the user can select?
A: Yes! If your airfield sign data has been published to your Enterprise or ArcGIS Online organization, that data can be included when building an airfield inspection web app. Enabling automatic selection or filtering based on user location may require some additional configuration or customization.

Q: I am working with an airport that is transitioning from CAD data to GIS data with the goal of using Esri web apps to facilitate airfield inspections. Can you provide some tips for making the transition easier?
A: Sure! Our main recommendation would be to use the airports geodatabase that is included with ArcGIS Aviation Airports. The airport geodatabase schema was designed to support both FAA and international data standards, so it is well-suited for use in airfield inspections both in the United States and abroad. It also enables users to take full advantage of the various tools and workflows that come with ArcGIS Aviation Airports. We also have a team of solution and configuration engineers who work with airports around the world and may be able to provide other tips and tricks. If you’d like more information, please contact us at

Q: Is it possible to link the ArcGIS Online environment with data stored in a Tableau database?
A: Yes! Data that you’ve published to your ArcGIS Online organization can be consumed in Tableau. Here is a blog post describing the process: and here is a recent article from Tableau: To bring data from Tableau into your ArcGIS Online environment, you can use FME or ArcGIS Data Interoperability.

Q: Can flight charts and data that were created on a different platform work with ArcGIS web apps?
A: Yes! ArcGIS Online and ArcGIS Enterprise both support several Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) specifications. So, if you have charts or data that is available as a Web Feature Service (WFS), Web Map Service (WMS), or Web Map Tile Service (WMTS), it can be consumed in ArcGIS. For more information see the OGC documentation for ArcGIS Online here: or for ArcGIS Enterprise here:

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