Having just come back from the ESRI conference, I have two takeaways:
- ESRI is pushing ArcGIS Online a lot – but I need to do a lot more research on that. Right now at a minimum it doesn’t seem to have fixed pricing which could potentially be devastating.
- The ArcGIS for Local Government data model could provide a powerful way to support collaboration, reducing editing, and provide out of the box solutions for us to manage our GIS data. But this requires a LOT more research before we look at committing to it. One of the comments at the sessions was very information – pick an application that you like and then use the Local Government Data Model to support it.
So – I thought I would pass along (and store) some links that I will be going to as we move forward:
- Local Government Site: http://resources.arcgis.com/en/communities/local-government/index.html. This includes lots of samples, lists of applications, and is the starting point.
- Data Dictionary: http://help.arcgis.com/en/localgovernment/datadictionary.html
- Data model download: http://www.arcgis.com/home/item.html?id=b8905e21104342afbe830da28d11b2b9
- Modules by function page I was referring to: http://www.esri.com/industries/localgov/arcgis-for-local-government/modules.html (a matrix of all of the modules) – Thanks Nick
I am definitely interested in hearing about if other agencies and cities have adopted this model, and what their experience has been