Overview

Adopta is a configuration of Web AppBuilder for ArcGIS that can be used by government agencies and other organizations to engage the public in the operations and maintenance of natural and man-made assets. Adopta makes it easy for the public to volunteer for maintenance programs and have an ongoing dialog with an organization. Participation in maintenance programs allows the public to monitor, report, and care for assets throughout their community.

Adopta can be configured for many asset types (for example, catch basins, hydrants, parks, streams, trails, roads, vacant lots) and leverages email to simplify correspondence with the public. Feedback garnered from Adopta can be used to improve daily operations; and preparedness or response activities during an incident.

Requirements

Adopta requires specific software.

Requirement Description
Software
Map authoring
  • ArcMap 10.4.1 - 10.5 (Standard or Advanced)
GIS service hosting
  • ArcGIS Online subscription, and
  • ArcGIS 10.4.1 for Server (Standard or Advanced)
    • ArcGIS Data Store, or
    • Enterprise or workgroup geodatabase
  • ArcGIS Enterprise 10.5 (Standard or Advanced)
  • Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP) server
Application
  • Web AppBuilder for ArcGIS (Developer Edition) 2.1 or higher
Browser compatibility The application is optimized for display on desktop computer, tablet, and smartphone devices using the following browsers:
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 10, 11
  • Mozilla Firefox
  • Google Chrome
  • Apple Safari
  • Microsoft Edge

What you get

When you download Adopta, you'll find the following files:

Directory Item Description
Application Adopta A folder containing the Adopta widget files.
ArcREST A folder containing the ArcREST files.
EmailTemplates A folder containing HTML templates.
ToolBox A folder containing tools for publishing an authenticated service used by the Adopta application.
MapsandGeodatabase CatchBasins.mxd A map document used to publish the CatchBasin service.
Adopta.gdb A sample geodatabase that includes the standard schema needed to publish the Asset service and user table used by the application.

View Applications

Adopta includes a collection of applications for adopting assets.

  • Take the Adopt a Catch Basin application for a test drive if you'd like to see how the general public can adopt a catch basin from a smartphone, tablet, and desktop computer.
  • Take the Adopt a Hydrant application for a test drive if you'd like to see how the general public can adopt a hydrant from a smartphone, tablet, and desktop computer.
  • Take the Adopt a Park application for a test drive if you'd like to see how the general public can adopt a park from a smartphone, tablet, and desktop computer.

This try it now experience has been configured to help you set up an Adopta application in your local government.

What's new

Below are the release dates and notes for Adopta.

Date Description
March 2017
  • Resolution to an issue when TLS was checked for email notifications.
January 2017
  • Support for ArcGIS 10.5
September 2016
  • First release of Adopta

Get started with Adopta

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