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The Water Utility Mobile Map is an ArcGIS for Windows Mobile based application for use by field operations and maintenance staff to gain access to utility information from the field. This application allows staff to locate a specific assets and intersections, create field notes, and inspect assets. It also provides a series of information windows to visualize content and update the status of work in the field.

The application can be used in a disconnected or connected network environment to view detailed information about water, sewer, and stormwater infrastructure, locate assets, create inspections, and enter field notes. The mobile map also provides a side control with a series of panels with additional capabilities.


Water Utility Mobile Map requires specific technical experience and software.

Requirement Description
  • Publishing GIS services
  • Administering ArcGIS for Server
  • ArcGIS for Desktop (Standard or Advanced)
    • ArcMap 10.2 - 10.3
  • ArcGIS for Server 10.2 - 10.3 (Standard or Advanced)
  • ArcGIS for Windows Mobile
  • Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 SP1
Tablet Recommendations
  • 1024x768 screen resolution
  • Touch screen or active digitizer input
  • LAN or wireless communication

What you get

When you download the Water Utility Mobile Map, you'll find the following in the zip file:

Directory Item Description
Application WaterUtilityMobileMap.exe Compiled executable package for the Water Utility Mobile Map application.
MapsandGeodatabase FieldOperations.gdb The geodatabase to field operations (inspections and sketching) in the Water Utility Mobile Map application.
Sketching.gdb The ArcGIS for Local Government geodatabase with content from the City of Naperville, Illinois.
MobileDay.mxd The ArcMap document used to author the Mobile Day basemap.
MobileNight.mxd The ArcMap document used to author the Mobile Night basemap.
WaterUtilityMobileMap.mxd The map document used to author the WaterUtilityMobileMap map and service.

What's new

Below are the release dates and notes for Water Utility Mobile Map.

Date Description
July 2017
June 2016
July 2015
  • The most recent LocalGovernment.gdb.
  • Operations data schema removed from LGIM and placed in new FieldOperations.gdb.
  • Operations layers data schema updated to reflect existing ArcGIS for Water Utilities solutions.
  • Updated configuration file to match new schemas.
  • Most recent version of the Solutions Windows Mobile Map.
December 2014
  • A new tool to select an activity on the screen.
  • A new button to turn off the GPS Auto Pan.
  • A series of bug fixes.
  • New options in the configuration file:
    • New attributes added to the GPS element: <GPS TurnOnStartup= "False" AllowGPSToggle="True">
    • New attribute added to end of GPS section: <GPSAutoCenter>False</GPSAutoCenter>
June 2014
  • The most recent Local Government toolbox.
  • The most recent LocalGovernment.gdb.
  • Sync indicator moved to lower left corner and reduced in size.
  • Enhancements and bug fixes to improve the performance of managing work orders.
  • An enhancement expanding the GPS information that can be stored in the editable layer. When any of the GPS fields: PDOP, HDOP ,VDOP ,SatCount, and FixStatus exist in the editable layer, the layer will be updated with the GPS information.
  • An enhancement to truncate the GPS log later from a local cache once edits are posted.
  • An enhancement to supporting the configurable of the search field for geocoding services.
  • An enhancement to illustrate when a tiled map service is being loaded.
  • An enhancement to search functionality on date fields.
  • An enhancement to support restricting the addition of a new feature in the EditControlOption Layer.
  • An enhancement to view the sync indicator when ArcGIS Server or ArcGIS Online basemap caches are being streamed to the client.
January 2014
  • Tested and certified on 10.2.
  • The most recent LocalGovernment.gdb.
  • The most recent Local Government toolbox.
  • Enhancements and bug fixes to improve application performance.
  • Support for adding an attachment (photo, sketch, or file).
  • An enhancement adding a compass navigation with GPS information control featuring straight-line navigation to an asset.
  • An enhancement to the Create control allowing redlining to be saved as attachments.
  • A redesign of the editing an existing feature experience. The Edit control is no longer loaded when modifying an existing feature; it is now required to click the Edit Feature button on the attribute display.
  • The mobile map is delivered using two embedded self-extracting packages instead of a Microsoft Installer (MSI).
November 2012
  • The first release of the Mobile Map application for ArcGIS 10.1.
  • The most recent Local Government sample geodatabase.
  • The application is renamed from Infrastructure Mobile Map to Water Utility Mobile Map.
  • A renamed map document (InfrastructureMobileMap.mxd to WaterUtilityMobileMap.mxd).
  • A new configuration file with better XML structure and more configuration options (For example: Startup extent, field visibility and order, queries, and user interface options).
  • New rotate screen buttons and map image/screen shot tools.
  • A redesigned workorder, inspection and editing interface.
  • More efficient editing functionality (Attribute Assistant - like behavior, restricted access to feature owner).
  • Data driven field visibility - see the Water Hydrant Inspections for an example.
  • Redesigned syncing interface and functionality (For example: On startup, On Edit, By Layer, Full Extent, Feature Level).
  • Improved searching (Search by spatial extent, pre-filters, free form, drop-down).
  • Improved GPS averaging options on data collection.

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