Snow Common Operational Picture (SnowCOP) is a configuration of ArcGIS Online and Operations Dashboard for ArcGIS that can be used by transportation operations managers to monitor snow event responses and correlate citizen complaints and current vehicle locations with planned response activities so resources can be maximized when responding to the event.

The application uses ArcGIS GeoEvent Extension for ArcGIS Server to visualize real-time locations of vehicles and assets. This feed can be used to visualize the location of vehicles and other assets used in your snow response plan. If you use a different automated vehicle location (AVL) application for your vehicles or assets, you can configure the SnowCOP map to leverage feeds from your AVL vendor.

Finally, SnowCOP provides transportation departments a view of snow response activities to ensure performance standards are met; and managers a focused view, so they can effectively assign resources during a response.


SnowCOP requires specific software.

Requirement Description
Map authoring
  • ArcMap 10.4 - 10.6
  • ArcGIS Online subscription
GIS service hosting
  • ArcGIS Online subscription, or
  • ArcGIS for Server 10.4 (Standard or Advanced), or
  • ArcGIS Enterprise 10.5 - 10.6 (Standard or Advanced)
GeoEvent service publishing
  • ArcGIS for Server 10.4 (Standard or Advanced), or
  • ArcGIS Enterprise 10.5 - 10.6 (Standard or Advanced)
  • ArcGIS GeoEvent Extension for Server 10.4 - 10.6
  • Operations Dashboard for ArcGIS

What you get

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

Directory Item Description
Application ReportingScripts A folder containing scripts used to configure and schedule the creation of snow response reporting layers.
DistrictReports.mxd A map document used to publish the DistrictReports service.
HighwayTravelLanes.mxd A map document used to publish the HighwayTravelLanes service.
SnowComplaints.mxd A map document used to publish the SnowComplaints service.
StateGovernment.gdb State Government geodatabase with sample data.

What's New

Below are the release dates and notes for SnowCOP.

Date Description
January 2018
  • Support for ArcGIS 10.6.
January 2017
  • Support for ArcGIS 10.5
September 2016
  • Sample data updated
February 2016
  • Support for ArcGIS 10.4
August 2015
  • First release of SnowCOP with the Operations Dashboard for ArcGIS and GeoEvent Extension for Server.

Get started with SnowCOP

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