Overview

Ad hoc information, whether it be vegetation issues, unsafe conditions, or general network notes, is important to know at a utility. The map notes solution allows utility staff to record this information using a mobile device or web browser. Operation managers can then use this information to create work orders and better manage field operations.

Map Notes is a configuration of ArcGIS to use in the field or office. Field crews can access Map Notes on a mobile device using Collector for ArcGIS. Additionally, office staff can use Map Notes on a web browser using an web application template.

Requirements

Map Notes requires specific technical experience and software.

Requirement Description
Software
Solution deployment
  • ArcGIS Pro 1.3 - 2.0 (Basic, Standard, or Advanced)
Solution hosting
  • ArcGIS Online subscription, or
  • ArcGIS Enterprise 10.5 (Standard or Advanced) with managed data store
  • Portal for ArcGIS 10.4
Applications
  • Collector for ArcGIS
  • Basic Viewer (ArcGIS Online web application template)

What you get

When you deploy the Map Notes, you'll find the following:

Item Name Description
Application Map Notes An application used to record ad hoc utility information.
Map Map Notes A map used by field technicians to record ad hoc information.
Feature layer Map Notes A feature layer used to store ad hoc information about the network.

What's new

Below are the release dates and notes for Map Notes.

Date Description
June 2017
  • Map Notes documentation updated for automated deployment with the ArcGIS Solutions Deployment Tool.
January 2017
  • Map Notes can now be deployed in your ArcGIS organization with the ArcGIS Solutions Deployment Tool.
September 2013
  • First release of Map Notes

Get started with Map Notes

Automated deployment options

With ArcGIS Pro and the ArcGIS Solutions Deployment Tool, users can now automate the deployment of this solution in their ArcGIS organization. Follow a few simple steps to quickly deploy the solution, configure it, and load your data when necessary.

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