Best workflow practices replicating data in a Web Map

Discussion created by ramon42 on Sep 6, 2013
Hello, I have a question on best practices on creating a workflow for replicating data from an existing Web Map with a feature service to new Web Maps with new feature services. For example, I created a map in ArcMap that has feature classes or layers that represent sidewalks and parking lots. The attributes behind these layers are going to help maintenance workers perform various tasks. These tasks change from day to day and I need a way to create a web map the start of every day with the same layers already created but with the attributes erased so each day the field worker would start fresh with filling out the information they need to fill out. I hope this makes sense.

I have tried using the Create Service option in my content but this produces an empty feature service with all of my feature templates established but the original data does not get transferred over. Is there any way to accomplish this without having to create and upload a feature service from ArcMap, create a Web map from that feature service, and fill in all of the mundane properties like summary and description. This would take a very long time to do every single morning.

Thank you for your help!