Joint Use Overview

Joint Use Survey is a configuration of ArcGIS to conduct joint use surveys. With this solution, field crews are able to use a mobile device to record attachments, safety violations, and the status of assigned work. Additionally, managers at the utility are able to use a series of apps to assign work and monitor the progress of joint use inventory in the service area.


Joint Use Survey requires specific technical experience and software.

Requirement Description
  • Publishing GIS services
  • Authoring maps
  • Administering groups and organizing content in an ArcGIS organization
Map authoring
  • ArcMap (Standard or Advanced) 10.2.1, 10.3, 10.4, 10.5
  • ArcGIS Online, or
  • ArcGIS Enterprise 10.5, or
  • Portal for ArcGIS 10.4
Map service hosting
  • ArcGIS Online, or
  • ArcGIS Enterprise (Standard or Advanced) 10.5, or
  • ArcGIS for Server (Standard or Advanced) 10.3, 10.4
    • Portal for ArcGIS
Application hosting
  • ArcGIS Online, or
  • ArcGIS Enterprise 10.5, or
  • Portal for ArcGIS 10.4
  • Collector for ArcGIS
  • Operations Dashboard for ArcGIS
  • Web AppBuilder for ArcGIS

What you get

When you download the Joint Use Survey, you'll find the following in the zip file:

Directory Item Description
Maps and GDBs ElectricNetwork.gdb A sample geodatabase with sample electric network data.
JointUseSurvey.gdb A sample geodatabase with joint use survey schema and sample data.
ElectricNetwork.mxd A map document used to publish the electric network service with gray-scale symbology.
JointUseSurvey.mxd A map document used to publish the joint use service.
JointUseSurvey.tbx A toolbox with a tool to load pole data to the joint use survey schema.
Icons A folder containing icons for the services, maps, and apps.

What's new

Below are the release dates and notes for Joint Use Survey.

Date Description
June 2017
  • Workflow documentation for providing real time notifications is now included with Joint Use Survey.
December 2015
  • Schema updates to support the use of related tables and collection of unauthorized attachments in the attachment table
  • Replacement of the Update Survey geoprocessing model to use Web AppBuilder for ArcGIS
  • New symbology for the Joint Use Survey map document
  • Removal of the automated setup for the services, maps, and apps
  • Removal of the assignment area features
August 2015
  • Latest versions of the ArcREST tools
    • ArcREST version 3
  • Config file enhancements
December 2014
  • Latest release of the ArcREST and ArcREST Helper tools
  • Configuration files schema changes
    • FeatureService section to FeatureServices
    • Login info only defined in the GlobalLoginInfo file
    • EnableEditTracking parameter added to FeatureServices section
    • UpdateItemContent changes to UpdateService in MapDetails
    • Portal in login section changed to Orgurl
    • ExistingService change to ExistingServices
    • ExistingServices ReportResult tag changes to FeatureClass
    • ReplaceTag added to section
    • ReplaceInfo Section now uses the following three parameters, SearchString, ReplaceString and ReplaceType
October 2014
  • First release of Joint Use Survey

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