vaughand

Online map workflow

Discussion created by vaughand on May 10, 2013
Latest reply on Dec 11, 2013 by jcbrewster
We are beginning to create and publish maps to AGOL, but I am baffled by what seems to be the workflow in order to do this.  Can you share your experience publishing maps?


  1. Start with a base map that has vector layers  CA Albers, NAD 83


    • Roads

    • Counties

    • City Boundaries

    • Hospitals

    • Fire Stations

    • Police Stations

    • Emergency Operation Centers

  • Receive incident data for the map


    • Road closures

    • Shelters

    • Road Closures

    • Evacuation Areas

    • Fire perimeters

  • Publish Map for situational awareness with user control of visibility of content. (Turn on/off layers)


    • Create an .mxd for each layer (12)

    • Re-project each .mxd to Web Mercator

    • Publish 12 services

    • Add each service to AGOL

    We seem to have to do all this extra work just to get it to a web mapping app just to be able to turn on/off layers individually, because if we just publish the map .mxd (after re-projecting), all layers are all on or all off.

    Is this correct or is this WAD (works as designed)?  This is a lot of time spent trying to get situational awareness in an emergency.

    Thoughts?  D.





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