Automating Fire Danger Map

Discussion created by NFSGIS on Sep 6, 2013
Latest reply on Sep 9, 2013 by rsunderman-esristaff
Hi All,

So I have been wrestling with an automated map issue for some time now.

Back in version 10.0 (desktop and server) I had and automated fire danger map that was created using a MSD uploaded to ArcServer 10.0. To automate the map I had a .cvs file sent to my server on a bi-daily basis which then replaced the old (yesterdays) .cvs file through a file overwrite. This .cvs file was joined to a shapefile in the MSD which updated the fire danger rating values as well as the map on the server and was seamlessly pushed out to the web. I did not have to be present to make this happen. Now with 10.1 and 10.2 COPYING the layer files to the server this eliminates the automation to which we used. I have been looking into the use of GeoEvent Processor to replace this process.

My question is what would be the best way to automate this update again with the new 10.2 versions? Is GEP the best option or are there better solutions out there?

Thanks in advance for all the help and input!