The Common Operational Picture provides a central location to access a suite of maps and applications for the various groups within the Emergency Operations Center (EOC). The applications support focused workflows and allow each group to contribute to a common operational dataset through a shared services catalog.

The Common Operational Picture is a configuration of the Maps and Apps Gallery group application template that allows you to organize the applications and maps used to maintain awareness of a situation before, during, and after an incident or event. This is a responsive application that can be accessed on desktop computers, tablets, and smartphones.


The Common Operational Picture requires specific software.

Requirement Description
  • ArcGIS Online or Portal for ArcGIS account
  • Maps and Apps Gallery (ArcGIS Online configurable application template)

What you get

The Common Operational Picture application can be configured in ArcGIS Online without downloading the application files. However, if you want to host the application on your own server or do additional configuration, the application files are available to download from GitHub.

Learn more about additional configuration options

What's new

Below are the release dates and notes for the Common Operational Picture.

Date Description
March 2017
  • The Map and App Gallery was updated to add support for shared themes and to use version 3.20 of the ArcGIS API for JavaScript.
January 2017
  • The Common Operational Picture can now be deployed in your ArcGIS Organization with the ArcGIS Solutions Deployment Tool.
December 2016
  • The Map and App Gallery was updated to use version 3.19 of the ArcGIS API for JavaScript.
October 2015
  • First release of the Common Operational Picture.

Get started with Common Operational Picture.

ArcGIS for Emergency Management

The Situational Awareness offering includes several companion maps and apps that should be configured in your organization:

Deployment option

Follow a few simple steps to leverage ArcGIS Pro and the ArcGIS Solutions Deployment Tool to quickly deploy this solution in your ArcGIS organization, configure it, and load your data if needed.