Overview

Photo Survey is a configuration of ArcGIS and a JavaScript application that can be used by local governments to publish street-level photo collections and conduct focused property surveys that may identify blight, damaged structures, or construction activity.

Photo Survey leverages location-enabled photos produced by many commercially available cameras and simplifies data processing so street-level photo collections can be gathered on a regular basis. Photo collections can then be combined with relevant survey questions in an ArcGIS Online map, and shared with the Photo Survey application. Once complete, the Photo Survey application can be used by the general public and/or local government staff to review street-level photos and complete property surveys.

Requirements

Photo Survey require specific technical experience and software.

Requirement Description
Experience
  • Geoprocessing tools in ArcGIS for Desktop
  • Publishing GIS services
  • Authoring maps
  • Publishing applications using Microsoft Internet Information Services (IIS)
Software
Map authoring
  • ArcGIS for Desktop (Advanced)
    • ArcMap 10.3 - 10.4, or
    • ArcGIS Pro 1.2
GIS service hosting
  • ArcGIS Online subscription, or
  • ArcGIS for Server 10.3 - 10.4 (Standard or Advanced)
    • ArcGIS Data Store, or
    • Enterprise or workgroup geodatabase
Application hosting
  • Microsoft Internet Information Services (IIS) 7.0 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
  • Microsoft Edge
  • Mozilla Firefox
  • Google Chrome
  • Apple Safari

What you get

When you download Photo Survey, you'll find the following files:

Directory Item Description
Application PhotoSurvey A folder containing the Photo Survey application files.
SurveyConfigurations A folder containing sample property survey questions.
PhotoSurvey.tbx A toolbox with a tool used to import photo collections and publish property surveys.

What's new

Below are the release dates and notes for Photo Survey.

Date Description
June 2016
  • An update to the Photo Survey application to support additional response types: drop-down menus, number inputs and text inputs.
  • An enhancement to the Photo Survey application to allow for displaying images associated with questions on the survey panel.
  • An update to the Photo Survey application to optionally display an overview map.
  • A series of photo processing fixes and enhancements, as well as a new point-based processing method have been added to the Photo Survey toolbox.
  • A Wildlife Survey question file is now provided with the Photo Survey toolbox.
February 2016
  • Support for ArcGIS 10.4
October 2015
  • A series of photo processing enhancements and a new point-based processing method have been added to the Photo Survey toolbox.
  • A new Preliminary Damage Assessment survey question file has been provided with the Photo Survey toolbox.
  • A series of enhancements to the Photo Survey application that improve performance.
August 2015
  • First release of Photo Survey

Get started with Photo Survey

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