Environmental Impact Public Comment is a configuration of ArcGIS that allows the general public and other interested parties to comment on projects being proposed by transportation, environmental, or other agencies from a tablet or desktop computer.

Environmental Impact Public Comment can be used by environmental organizations and agencies to engage with citizens for feedback on projects happening in their area. When used in conjunction with public hearings, the application supplements statutory public notice requirements by providing 24/7 access to the community to participate.


Environmental Impact Public Comment requires specific software.

Requirement Description
Map authoring
  • ArcMap 10.4 - 10.6
  • ArcGIS Online subscription
GIS service hosting
  • ArcGIS Online subscription, or
  • ArcGIS 10.4 for Server (Standard or Advanced), or
  • ArcGIS Enterprise 10.5 - 10.6 (Standard or Advanced)
  • Crowdsource Polling (ArcGIS Online configurable application template)

What you get

When you download Environmental Impact Public Comment, you'll find the following files:

Directory Item Description
MapsandGeodatabase EnvironmentalImpactPublicComment.mxd A map document used to publish the EnvironmentalImpactPublicComment service.
StateGovernment.gdb State Government geodatabase with sample data.

What's new

Below are the release dates and notes for Environmental Impact Public Comment.

Date Description
January 2018
  • Support for ArcGIS 10.6.
March 2017
  • Support for shared theme
  • Updated to use version 3.20 of the ArcGIS API for JavaScript.
January 2017
  • Environmental Impact Public Comment can now be deployed in your ArcGIS Organization with the ArcGIS Solutions Deployment Tool.
  • Support for ArcGIS 10.5.
December 2016
  • Support for attachments with comments on layers.
  • Added the ability to configure how the polling items should be sorted.
  • Added the ability to specify a URL parameter to open the application to a specific feature.
  • 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
July 2015
  • First release of Environmental Impact Public Comment

Get started with Environmental Impact Public Comment

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ArcGIS for State Government includes several related maps and apps that also can 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.