Overview

Public Comment is a configuration of the Crowdsource Polling application that can be used by the general public and other interested parties to review land use cases or capital projects and submit feedback on a given case or project. The application helps government agencies harness feedback from the public, overlay it with detailed data, and make better decisions about infrastructure spending and development in the community.

Public Comment can be used to supplement statutory public notice requirements and lets community members express concerns about proposed developments in lieu of attending a council or commission meetings. Planning organizations can deploy the Public Comment application with proposed land use cases and solicit feedback on these cases before being heard by a planning commission or board of zoning appeals. In addition, Public Works organizations can deploy the Public Comment application with proposed projects and solicit feedback on these projects before approving a capital improvement plan.

Requirements

To deploy Public Comment with the ArcGIS Solutions Deployment Tool requires specific technical experience and software.

Requirement Description
Experience
  • Running tasks in ArcGIS Pro
Software
Solution deployment
  • ArcGIS Pro 1.3 - 1.4 (Standard or Advanced)
Solution hosting
  • ArcGIS Online subscription, or
  • ArcGIS Enterprise 10.5 (Standard or Advanced) with managed data store
Application
  • Crowdsource Polling (ArcGIS Online configurable application template)

To manually deploy Public Comment in your organization requires specific technical experience and software.

Requirement Description
Experience
  • Publishing GIS services
  • Authoring maps
  • Administering ArcGIS Online groups and organizing content
  • Configuring ArcGIS Online configurable application templates
Software
Map authoring
  • ArcGIS Online subscription
GIS service hosting
  • ArcGIS Online subscription, or
  • ArcGIS for Server 10.3 - 10.4 (Standard or Advanced), or
    • ArcGIS Data Store, or
    • Enterprise or workgroup geodatabase
  • ArcGIS Enterprise 10.5 (Standard or Advanced)
Application
  • Crowdsource Polling (ArcGIS Online configurable application template)

What you get

Public Comment can be deployed in your ArcGIS organization without downloading the solution. When you deploy Public Comment in your organization, you'll find the following:

Item Name Description
Application Public Comment An application used by the general public and other interested parties to review land use cases or capital projects and submit feedback on a given case or project.
Map Public Comment A map used in the Public Comment application to gather public comment.
Feature layer LandUseCases A feature layer used to store land use planning petitions under consideration in a community.

What's new

Below are the release dates and notes for Public Comment.

Date Description
January 2017
  • Public Comment can now be deployed in your ArcGIS organization with the ArcGIS Solutions Deployment Tool.
December 2015
  • First release of the Public Comment application

Get started with Public Comment

New automated deployment option

This ArcGIS Solution can now be quickly deployed in your organization with the ArcGIS Solutions Deployment Tool.

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