Overview

Citizen Science is a collection of maps and apps that can be used by conservation staff to collect sightings of plants and animals from citizen scientists and monitor citizen science programs.

When you deploy Citizen Science in your ArcGIS organization, you will get a series of ArcGIS web applications used to engage with citizen scientists, manage incoming reports and monitor citizen science programs.

Conservation staff can configure and share the entire collection of citizen science solutions; or configure and share an individual solution that meets their specific needs.

Requirements

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

Requirement Description
Software
Solution deployment
  • ArcGIS Pro 2.5 or later (Basic, Standard, or Advanced)
Solution hosting
  • ArcGIS Online
Applications
  • ArcGIS Survey123 3.6
  • Crowdsource Manager (configurable application template)
  • ArcGIS Dashboards

What you get

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

Item Name Description
Applications Citizen Science Survey An application used by the general public to report sightings of plants and animals observed in wildlife areas.
Citizen Science Manager An application used by conservation staff to monitor and verify reports.
Citizen Science Dashboard An application used by conservation staff to explore reports.
Citizen Science An application used to access the Citizen Science maps and applications.
Maps Citizen Science Survey A map used by Citizen Science Survey for collecting reports.
Citizen Science Manager A map used by Citizen Science Manager for reviewing and verifying reports.
Citizen Science Dashboard A map used by Citizen Science Dashboard for exploring reports.
Feature layers CitizenScienceReports A feature layer used to store citizen science observations.
CitizenScienceReports_dashboard A feature layer view used to for exploring reports.
Groups Citizen Science Manager A group used to configure the Crowdsource Manager application and share maps with conservation staff who will monitor and verify reports.
Citizen Science A group used to configure the Citizen Science application and access the Citizen Science maps and applications.

View Applications

The Citizen Science solution includes a collection of applications.

  • Take the Citizen Science Survey 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 conservation staff can monitor and verify each report.
  • Take the Citizen Science Dashboard application for a test drive if you'd like to see how the general public and conservation staff can explore the submitted reports.

What's new

Below are the release notes for Citizen Science.

Date Description
February 2020
  • First release of Citizen Science.

Get started with Citizen Science

Automated deployment option

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

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