How to integrate enterprise datamodels with arcgis?

Discussion created by kenburcham on Oct 24, 2012
Latest reply on Sep 10, 2013 by kenburcham

I just started working with a tribal government's GIS program and I'm new to ArcGIS.

We are building a web-based data collection tool to help our biologists and other data creators have a nice, easy web interface where they can do data entry and import datalogger files, track projects, etc.  Much of the information they create is of geographic value and we want to connect these datasets into arcgis.  What is the best way to do that? 

We'd like to have a single data table be shared between the two systems, so to speak.  So that, say, someone can select a particular basin where data was collected and the dropdown is populated from the basin feature class from ArcGIS.  Can/should such tables actually live inside of the arcgis geodatabase and arcgis can somehow connect directly to them?  Then our webapp connects to those directly?