Overview

Citizen Science Reporter is a configuration of the Crowdsource Reporter application that can be used by citizen scientists to report sightings of plants and animals observed in wildlife areas from a smartphone, tablet, and desktop computer. This application is typically used by environmental groups and state government organizations to deliver a web-based citizen science application.

Citizen Science Manager can be used to monitor, verify and assign reports to responsible agencies for verification.

Requirements

To deploy Citizen Science Reporter using the ArcGIS Solutions Deployment Tool requires specific software.

Requirement Description
Software
Solution deployment
  • ArcGIS Pro 2.0 - 2.2 (Basic, Standard, or Advanced)
Solution hosting
  • ArcGIS Online subscription, or
  • ArcGIS Enterprise 10.5.1 - 10.6 (Standard or Advanced) with managed data store
Applications
  • Crowdsource Reporter (configurable application template)
  • Crowdsource Manager (configurable application template)

To manually deploy Citizen Science Reporter in your organization requires specific software.

Requirement Description
Software
Map authoring
  • ArcGIS Online subscription, or
  • ArcGIS Enterprise 10.5.1 - 10.6 (Standard or Advanced)
GIS service hosting
  • ArcGIS Online subscription, or
  • ArcGIS 10.4 for Server (Standard or Advanced), or
    • ArcGIS Data Store, or
    • Enterprise or workgroup geodatabase
  • ArcGIS Enterprise 10.5 - 10.6 (Standard or Advanced)
Applications
  • Crowdsource Reporter (configurable application template)
  • Crowdsource Manager (configurable application template)

What you get

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

Item Name Description
Applications Citizen Science Reporter An application used by citizen scientists to report sightings of plants and animals observed in wildlife areas.
Citizen Problem Manager An application used by state government personnel used to monitor, verify and assign reports to responsible agencies for verification.
Maps Birds A map used to report bird observations.
Amphibians A map used to report amphibian observations.
Reptiles A map used to report reptile observations.
Invasive Plants A map used to report invasive plant observations.
Mammals A map used to report mammal observations.
Manage Bird Observations A map used to manage bird observations.
Manage Amphibian Observations A map used to manage amphibian observations.
Manage Reptile Observations A map used to manage reptile observations.
Manage Invasive Plant Observations A map used to manage invasive plant observations.
Manage Mammal Observations A map used to manage mammal observations.
Feature layers CitizenScience A feature layer used to store citizen science observations.
Groups Citizen Science Reporter A group used to configure the Crowdsource Reporter application and share maps with citizen scientists to report sightings of plants and animals observed in wildlife areas.
Citizen Problem Manager A group used to configure the Crowdsource Manager application and share maps with state government personnel who will monitor, verify and assign reports to responsible agencies for verification.

View Applications

The Citizen Science Reporter solution includes a collection of citizen problem reporting applications.

  • Take the Citizen Science Reporter application for a test drive if you'd like to see how the general public can submit non-emergency problems from a smartphone, tablet, and desktop computer.
  • Take the Citizen Science Manager application for a test drive if you'd like to see how local government personnel can triage submitted problem reports and update the status of each report.

This View Application experience has been configured to help you set up a citizen science reporting application.

What's new

Below are the release notes for Citizen Science Reporter.

Date Description
September 2018
  • Combined Citizen Science Reporter and Citizen Science Manager applications into a single solution.
January 2018
  • Support for ArcGIS 10.6.
March 2017
  • Support for shared theme
  • A fix for BUG-000101946 to improve the display of labels for uneditable layers.
  • Improved the user experience when viewing 'My Submissions' on layers that contain filters.
  • Added an option to display the map view of existing reports before the list view when the application loads on a smartphone.
  • Removed the map from the submission form in the desktop/tablet layout.
  • The order of the three main form sections - Details, Attachments, Location - is now configurable.
  • The 'Help' content that is accessible from the sign in page can now be different than the content of the 'Help' panel available in the app. The in-app help can also be displayed as a splash screen.
  • Added support for feature collections as reference layers.
  • Updated to use version 3.20 of the ArcGIS API for JavaScript.
January 2017
  • Citizen Science Reporter can now be deployed in your ArcGIS organization with the ArcGIS Solutions Deployment Tool.
  • Support for ArcGIS 10.5.
December 2016
  • Added options for configuring the appearance of the splash screen and text found in the app
  • Added configurable option to restrict new reports to within the boundaries of features in a polygon layer.
  • A fix for BUG-000094248 to improve the selection graphic for reports in secured layers.
  • A fix for BUG 000096844 to honor the visibility ranges defined on layers.
  • The sign in screen can now be hidden by turning off all sign in options, including guest access.
  • Added configurable options to allow users who submit reports through social media or ArcGIS accounts to delete and edit those reports.
  • Filters on the comment table are now honored to facilitate comment moderation.
  • Support for attachments with comments on layers.
  • A fix for BUG-000100542 to improve how the app behaves with subtypes and integer coded domain values that use the value 0.
  • A fix for BUG-000099365 to allow editing record in related table layers that have a Global ID field.
  • A fix for BUG-000099306 to display the correct icons for different attachment file types.
  • Filters on the comment table are now honored to facilitate comment moderation.
  • Updated to use version 3.19 of the ArcGIS API for JavaScript.
September 2016
  • Sample data updated
February 2016
  • Support for ArcGIS 10.4
October 2015
  • First release of Citizen Science Manager
May 2015
  • First release of Citizen Science Reporter

Get started with Citizen Science Reporter

Automated deployment option

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

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