• Tips and Tricks

    Getting Ready to Use the Collector App

    Recently I authored a blog post for the Environmental Data Center blog on setting up a feature class and Web Map for use with Esri’s Collector App. Based on discussions at previous RIGIS Executive Committee Meetings, I thought this posting may be of use and interest to the RIGIS community – especially the municipal-based RIGIS community. This workflow walks users through the process of setting up domains within a file geodatabase, applying these domains to a feature class, preparing the feature class for use with the Collector App, uploading the feature class as a Service to ArcGIS Online and then configuring the Service and Web Map in ArcGIS Online. The…

  • Website Update

    Implementing ArcGIS Open Data in Rhode Island

    The concept of “open data” is not a new one, for years those of us in the GIS community have come accross this term to describe data that has been shared with no copyright restrictions (or other control mechanisms) for people to use and republish as they wish. Within the past two years, Esri has jumped into the open data world by beginning their¬†ArcGIS Open Data¬†initiative. This is a way for Esri customers to disseminate data through a customized ArcGIS Online web portal under an open data license. Organizations that implement ArcGIS Open Data are inherently agreeing to allow their users to download, use, edit and redistribute data for their…