Create a feature layer

To collect hurricane damage assessments from different sources, you'll create several surveys so mobile workers can collect information about damaged buildings. First, you need to create an empty feature layer to store the data that the mobile workers collect. To create the layer, as well as the surveys and dashboard that you'll use later in the lesson, you'll deploy the Damage Assessment solution on your ArcGIS account. Then you'll make a few modifications to the feature layer that it creates.

Deploy the solution

ArcGIS Solutions is a collection of industry-specific map and data configurations that you can use instead of configuring them yourself. You'll deploy the Damage Assessment solution, which helps emergency management and other public safety agencies identify initial property damage and other impacts immediately after a natural disaster or catastrophic incident.

  1. Open ArcGIS Solutions. If necessary, sign in to your ArcGIS account.

    If you don't have an organizational account, you can sign up for an ArcGIS free trial.

  2. Under Filters, click Public Safety.

    Public Safety filter option

  3. In the list of solutions, click Damage Assessment.

    Damage Assessment card in the gallery of public safety solutions

    A window appears describing the purpose of the Damage Assessment solution.

  4. Click Get Now.
  5. When the solution has finished loading, click its card to open it.

    The item details page for the solution appears in ArcGIS Online.

  6. Under Solution Contents, expand the different items.

    Solution Contents list

    The solution created a dashboard, three web maps, and three surveys. All of these items reference a new DamageAssessment feature layer.

Add a field

The DamageAssessment feature layer is the foundation for the work you'll do in this lesson. It is an empty layer already configured with the fields and settings you'll need while collecting damage assessment data. Your situation requires an additional field that isn't in the default configuration. Because you'll be providing the mobile workers with different methods for collecting data, you want a field to keep track of how each point was collected. Next, you'll add a field to track this information.

  1. Under Solution Contents, expand any of the items and click the DamageAssessment feature layer.

    DamageAssessment feature layer listed as part of the Damage Assessment Dashboard


    It does not matter which DamageAssessment item you choose; they are all references to the same layer.

    The item details page appears for the DamageAssessment feature layer. Under Layers, you can see that this feature layer contains three sublayers for different building types. You're concerned only with assessing damage to residential buildings.

  2. Under Layers, click Residential Buildings.

    Residential Buildings point layer

    You'll add a new field to this point layer.

  3. On the ribbon, click Data. Under the ribbon, click Fields.

    Fields button on the Data tab

    All of the fields provided by the solution are listed. You won't use most of them for this project, but you won't delete them either, in case they are needed by another part of the solution.

  4. At the top, click Add.

    The Add Field window appears.

  5. For Field Name, type assessmenttype.
  6. For Display Name, type Assessment Type.
  7. For Type, choose Integer.
  8. Make sure the Allow Null Values check box is checked.

    Add Field window with parameters filled in

  9. Click Add New Field.
  10. Scroll to the bottom of the list of fields. Near the bottom of the list, click Assessment Type to view the properties for the new field.

    Later in the lesson, you'll set up three methods for people to collect data. Next, you'll list these three assessment types in the new field.

  11. Click Create List.

    Create List button

    This list will limit the allowed values for the field. When you use the DamageAssessment layer later to collect data, you'll only have three options for the Assessment Type field.

  12. Under Label, type Initial damage assessment. Under Code, type 0.
  13. Click Add. In the new row, for Label, type Preliminary damage assessment Survey123. For Code, type 1.
  14. Click Add again. For Label, type Preliminary Damage Assessment Collector For Code, type 2.

    List values

    Now, each time data is collected, the method in which it was collected will be stored in the Assessment Type field. It will be stored as an integer—0, 1, or 2—but it will display with the labels defined in this list.

  15. Click Save.
  16. Close any open browser tabs for ArcGIS Online or ArcGIS Solutions.

So far in this lesson, you deployed the ArcGIS Damage Assessment solution and added a new field to track the type of damage assessment being conducted. You also created a list on the new field to limit the allowed values. Next, you'll create surveys in ArcGIS Survey123. These will be used to collect damage assessments at two levels of detail.

Create and test surveys for data collection

In this lesson, you'll create two surveys. The first is an initial damage assessment, which will be used by workers who first encounter damage so they can flag the building for further assessment. The second is a preliminary damage assessment, which is used by workers trained to estimate the extent of damage and collect more detailed information.

Additionally, you'll configure a web map for use in ArcGIS Collector. Some local government officials would prefer a map-based collection method. Providing the option to collect records with either Survey123 or ArcGIS Collector will give responders more versatility in how they create damage assessments.

Create a survey for initial damage assessments

You'll create the initial damage assessment survey first, by automatically generating it from your existing feature class. The survey you create will only ask users for basic information about the damage.

  1. Open Survey123 Connect.

    Survey123 Connect is a desktop application for creating and publishing surveys. It is different from Survey123, the mobile application that you will use later to collect survey data.


    If you don't have Survey123 Connect, you can download it from the Survey123 for ArcGIS download page.

  2. At the top of the page, click the menu button and click Sign in. Sign in to your ArcGIS account.

    If you see a circle with your initials instead of a menu button, you are already signed in.

    Three Damage Assessment surveys are already listed, alongside any other surveys that you created before. These three new surveys were created by the solution. There is one for each building type. You'll use one of these later. For now, you'll create a survey for the initial damage assessment.

  3. Click New Survey.

    New Survey button

    The New Survey window appears.

  4. For Title, type Initial Damage Assessment. For Select an initial XLSForm design, choose Feature Service.

    Feature Service option

    A list of available feature services appears. Your list will differ depending on the feature services to which your account has access.

  5. In the search bar, type Damage Assessment. Click the DamageAssessment feature service you created.

    If you see multiple DamageAssessment feature services, verify the owner and choose the one you own.

  6. Click Create Survey.

    The survey is generated. It appears as a preview in Survey123 Connect and also as an editable spreadsheet in Microsoft Excel. If you make changes to and save the spreadsheet, the preview will automatically update to reflect the changes.

    An error message appears in Survey123 Connect that the form conversion has failed.

  7. Click OK on the error message. You'll fix the broken field name later in the lesson.

Modify the new survey

The survey contains many questions, all derived from fields in the feature layer. These range from questions about the inspector taking the survey to the insurance information about the building. These questions are too detailed for an initial damage assessment, so you'll remove most of them. You'll add a few new questions and format the survey to make it more intuitive and visually appealing.

First, you'll make sure your survey is based on the right layer. Your feature layer contains three sublayers. You want the survey to point to the Residential Buildings sublayer.

  1. On the spreadsheet, click the survey tab.

    For an initial damage assessment survey, the most important questions are about the damage's location and extent. It's also important to allow survey users to add comments to explain anything of particular note. The other questions aren't useful for a survey of this detail.

  2. Delete all rows except the ones with the following names:
    • Residential Buildings_point (row 3)
    • typdamage (row 40)
    • comments (row 44)
    • assessmenttype (row 45)
    • Residential Buildings_image (row 46)

    Remaining questions

  3. Remove the space in the names of Residential Buildings_point and Residential Buildings_image.

    The name field expects a string of text without spaces. These spaces caused the error message to appear when you first converted your survey from the feature class.

  4. Copy and paste the rows to arrange the questions in the following order (keeping an empty row in row 2):
    • typdamage
    • ResidentialBuildings_point
    • ResidentialBuildings_image
    • comments
    • assessmenttype
  5. Change the label (column C) of the typdamage question to What is the extent of the damage?
  6. Change the label of the ResidentialBuildings_point question to What is the location of the damage? and the label of the ResidentialBuildings_image question to Take a picture of the damage.

    Reordered and relabeled questions

    The final question uses the assessmenttype field that you added to the feature layer earlier. You'll hide this question so users don't see it.

  7. For the assessmenttype question, change the type to hidden.

    Because all surveys conducted with this form are initial damage assessments, you'll set the hidden question to have a default value of 0, which corresponds to the domain code for initial damage assessments.

  8. Scroll through the table until you find column I (default). In row 7, column I, type 0.

    Assessment Type question with default column set to 0

  9. Click the choices tab.

    This tab contains the possible answers to the questions located on the survey tab. For the question What is the extent of the damage?, you'll add icons to correspond with each answer. First, you'll download the icons.

  10. Download the file. Extract the ZIP file to a location of your choice.

    The file contains five icons, each named and color-coded for a possible answer. To use them in your survey, you need to add the images to a specific folder connected to the survey.

  11. Copy the five images you downloaded.
  12. From your computer's Start menu, search for and browse to the My Survey Designs folder. Open the Initial Damage Assessment folder and the media folder.
  13. Paste the five images inside the media folder.

    In the spreadsheet, rows 17-21 (list_name is daDegreeDamage) correspond to the question about damage extent.

  14. In row 17, column D (image), type affected.png.
  15. For rows 18-21, type destroyed.png, inaccessible.png, major.png, and minor.png.

    Images for answer choices

  16. Save and close the spreadsheet.
  17. Return to Survey123 Connect. If the survey is not already open, click the Initial Damage Assessment card. If a message appears asking if you want to refresh the survey, click Yes.

    Survey preview


    Depending on the device you use to access the survey, some of the questions may look different or have different options.

Publish the survey

The Initial Damage Assessment survey is ready to be used in the field, so you will publish it. Once a survey is published, it can be accessed online or by using the Survey123 mobile app.

  1. Click the Publish button.

    Publish button

    A message window appears, notifying you that the survey has been configured to use an existing feature service. Publishing the survey won't create a new layer.

  2. Click Publish survey.

    The survey is published.

  3. Under Publishing complete, click OK.

    Your survey has been published, and you can now access it online, but others won't be able to until you share it. You only want mobile workers to use this app, so you'll share it with your organization.

  4. Click the More actions button and choose Manage in Survey123 website.

    Manage in

    The app launches in a new web browser tab, showing the sharing status of the survey. It is currently private.

  5. Click Collaborate.

    Collaborate option

  6. For Who can submit data to this survey?, check Members of my organization.
  7. Click Save.

    Other people in your organization can now access your survey in the Survey123 field app. Alternatively, you can provide them the link shown next to Share this survey.

Test the Initial Damage Assessment survey

Next, you'll test collecting points with the Initial Damage Assessment survey. This survey would be used by a worker to document the location of damage so it can be easily returned to later to record a more detailed assessment.

So far, you've been designing the survey in the Survey123 Connect desktop application. Next, you'll use the Survey123 field app on your mobile device.

  1. Open the Survey123 field app on either your Android or iOS mobile device or on your Windows 10 operating system.

    If you don't have the Survey123 field app, you can download it for free as a mobile app from the App StoreGoogle Play, or Amazon. Alternatively, you can download it for free as a desktop app from the ArcGIS Survey123 resources page.

  2. Click Sign In. Sign in using your ArcGIS account.

    Once you sign in, a list of your downloaded surveys appears.

  3. Click Download Surveys. (Depending on your device, you may need to click your user name first to find this option.)
  4. Search for Damage Assessment. For Initial Damage Assessment survey, click the download button.

    Download button for the Initial Damage Assessment survey


    Depending on the device you use to access Survey123, your interface may differ from the example images. The example images were captured using the desktop app.

  5. On the ribbon, click the back arrow to return to the list of surveys.
  6. Click the Initial Damage Assessment survey.
  7. Click the Collect button at the bottom of the window.
  8. For What is the extent of the damage?, choose Destroyed.
  9. Click the map to activate it. Search for Houston, TX, USA to move the pin to that city. Click the check mark to confirm the new location.

    Houston, TX, USA in the search results and on the map

  10. Click the check mark at the bottom of the window. In the Survey Completed window, click Send now.

    Send now option in the Survey Completed window

    You could click the Collect button again to send more surveys, one for each damaged building you observe. But to test the survey, one point is enough.

Update and share the preliminary damage assessment survey

Next, you'll return to Survey123 Connect to design the preliminary damage assessment survey. This will be used by trained mobile workers to collect more detailed information. They can collect information about a new structure or add more detailed information to a feature already collected in the initial survey.

The preliminary damage assessment survey was already created when you deployed the solution. Next, you'll modify and republish it.

  1. On your desktop computer open Survey123 Connect. If you are still viewing the survey preview, click Return to Survey Gallery.

    Return to Survey Gallery button

  2. Click the Damage Assessment: Residential Buildings card.

    A message appears, asking if you would like to download Damage Assessment: Residential Buildings.

    Click Yes. When the download finishes, click Downloadand click OK.

  3. Click the Damage Assessment: Residential Buildings card again. If a message appears asking you to refresh the survey, click Yes.

    The survey's preview appears. The survey contains many detailed questions. Because the purpose of this survey is to be more detailed, you won't remove these questions. However, you'll add a new question about assessment type.

  4. Click the XLSForm button.

    Open XLSForm spreadsheet button

    The editable spreadsheet appears.

  5. At the bottom of the workbook, click the survey tab.

    The survey questions are broken into several groups based on theme. The first group contains questions about the property and damage. The second group asks for information about the inspector collecting the data, and the third is about the property owner.

    In the previous survey, you added a hidden question that always had the same value. In this survey, different answers to the Assessment Type question need to be possible, since different methods can be used to conduct the survey.

  6. Insert a new row between rows 2 and 3. In the new row, in column A (type), choose select_one [list_name].

    Select one type


    If necessary, you can adjust the sizes of columns or rows to see all the text. The default formatting for the row you inserted may cause the text to be bolded, but that won't affect how the question appears in the survey.

    The select_one type creates a question where users can choose one of a list of possible answers. You'll provide the possible answers on the choices tab. To make sure the choices appear for the correct question, you'll add a unique list name to the question type.

  7. Replace the [list_name] text with assesstype. Make sure to remove the square brackets as well.

    A warning appears, asking if you are using the correct form type.

  8. Click Yes.
  9. For row 3, column B (name), type assessmenttype. For column C (label), type Assessment Type.

    The first three columns of row 3

    Most users will complete the survey using Survey123, so you'll provide a default value of 1.

  10. For row 3, column J (default), type 1.

    You'll also set the field type so the value is recognized as an integer.

  11. For column U (bind::esri.fieldType), choose esriFieldTypeInteger.

    Next, you'll add the answer choices.

  12. Click the choices tab. In column A (list_name) of rows 32 through 34, type assesstype. In column B (name), type 0 for the first choice, 1 for the second, and 2 for the third.

    The values 0,1, and 2 match the list you created for the feature layer earlier in this lesson. 0 corresponds to the other survey, but you'll leave it as an option because those survey types can be opened and edited using this form as well.

  13. In column C (label), type the following information:
    • Row 32: Initial Damage Assessment
    • Row 33: Preliminary Damage Assessment Survey123
    • Row 34: Preliminary Damage Assessment Collector

    Choices list_name and name

  14. Save and close the spreadsheet. Return to Survey123 Connect to preview the survey.

    A new question for Assessment Type is shown at the top of the survey.


    If Assessment Type does not appear at the top of your survey, click the Update button.

    Assessment Type question in the survey preview

Enable the inbox

Because some users of this survey will be editing initial damage assessments, they need to have access to completed surveys. You'll enable the survey's inbox to provide access. Then, you'll publish and share the survey.

  1. At the bottom of Survey123 Connect, click Options and click Inbox.

    Options button

  2. Under Inbox, turn on Enable Inbox folder.

    Enable inbox folder turned on

    More options appear. A warning is shown next to Enable Inbox folder. This is because enabling both the Inbox and the Sent folders at the same time can cause conflicts.

  3. Under Sent, turn off Enable Sent foldet.

    The warning disappears.

    The inbox works best with a small number of surveys. You'll add a query to list only surveys with a damage type of destroyed, as these surveys are the most likely to have a follow-up assessment.

  4. For Query expression, type typdamage= 'Destroyed'.

    Query expression

    Next, you'll publish and share the survey. The survey was already published when you deployed the solution. However, the published survey won't contain your updates until you publish it again.

  5. Click the Publish button.
  6. In the Publish Damage Assessment: Residential Buildings window, click Publish Survey. When publishing is complete, click OK.

    Next, you'll follow the same steps you completed earlier to share the survey with members of your organization.

  7. Click the More actions button and choose Manage in Survey123 website.
  8. On the Survey123 website, click Collaborate. For Who can submit to this survey?, check the box for Members of my organization.
  9. Click Save.
  10. Close the Survey123 website and the Survey123 Connect application.

Test the Preliminary Damage Assessment survey

Next, you'll test the Preliminary Damage Assessment survey on your mobile device. You've already marked the location of a damaged building using the Initial Damage Assessment survey, so for your test, you'll edit this collected feature. When the surveys are later used in the field, there will be different people contributing to the data, and many collected locations that need further assessment.

  1. Open the ArcGIS Survey123 field app. If it was already open, click the back arrow to return to the list of surveys.
  2. Click the circle with your initials and click Download Surveys. Download the Damage Assessment: Residential Buildings survey.
  3. Click the back arrow and click the Damage Assessment: Residential Buildings survey.

    Damage Assessment: Residential Buildings survey card

  4. Click Inbox.
  5. The inbox is empty. Click Refresh to populate the inbox with data from the other survey.

    One entry for a destroyed property appears.

  6. Click the entry for the destroyed property to open the survey.

    Saved feature in the inbox

    The survey appears. Assessment Type is set to Initial Damage Assessment, because this point was collected using the simpler survey. You'll update this point with more detailed information and change the Assessment Type to indicate that the collection method has changed.

  7. For Assessment Type, choose Preliminary Damage Assessment Survey123.

    You'll also fill in some of the fields to test the survey.

  8. For Incident Name, type Test Incident.

    The location was already captured by the initial damage assessment.

  9. For Estimated $ Loss Structure, type 70000.
  10. For Additional Comments, type This is a test.
  11. At the bottom of the survey, click the check mark.

    Additional Comments text box

  12. In the Survey Completed window, click Send Now.
  13. Close ArcGIS Survey123 and Survey123 Connect.

Configure a web map

Some local government teams need to focus on damaged buildings within a specific area of the city. For these teams, a map-based collection method is more useful than a survey. Next, you'll create a web map for use in ArcGIS Collector. Collector, like Survey123, collects information using mobile devices. But instead of filling out surveys, users add new features and attribute information on a map.

First, you'll make a web map. You'll configure the map's pop-ups to display information about assessment type. Then, you'll share the map so members of your organization can access it.

  1. If necessary, sign in to your ArcGIS account.
  2. On the ribbon, click Content.

    Content option

  3. Under Folders, click Damage Assessment.

    This folder and the items inside were created when you deployed the solution.

  4. Next to the Damage Assessment feature layer, click the options button and choose Open in Map Viewer.

    Open in Map Viewer option

    The Map Viewer appears. The Contents pane shows the three sublayers of the feature layer, and one point appears on the map. As surveys are added, the map will fill in.

  5. In the Contents pane, point to the Damage Asssessment - Residential Buildings layer. Click the More Options button, and choose Configure Pop-up.

    Configure Pop-up option

  6. For Pop-up Title, delete the existing text. Click the Add field name or expression button and choose Incident Number {incidentid}.

    Next, you'll make sure the Assessment Type field you added earlier is displayed in the pop-up.

  7. For Pop-up Contents, click Configure Attributes.
  8. Scroll to the bottom of the window. For Assessment Type, confirm that the boxes for Display and Edit are both checked.

    Configure Attributes window

  9. Click OK. In the Configure Pop-up pane, click OK.
  10. On the ribbon, click Basemap and choose Imagery.

    Imagery basemap

    The map updates with the basemap.

  11. On the ribbon, click Save and choose Save As.

    Save As option

    The Save Map window appears.

  12. In the Save Map window, for Title, type Preliminary Damage Assessment Map. For Tags, type Damage Assessment and press Enter. Leave the other parameters unchanged and click Save Map.
  13. Click Share. In the Share window, check the box next to the name of your organization and click Done.

    Now, members of your organization can view the map.

  14. Close ArcGIS Online.

Collect data on a map with ArcGIS Collector

Next, you'll open your web map in ArcGIS Collector and collect a sample point to test the collection method. ArcGIS Collector runs on Android or iOS mobile devices, as well as Windows 10 operating systems.

  1. Open ArcGIS Collector on either your Android or iOS mobile device or on your Windows 10 operating system.

    If you don't have ArcGIS Collector, you can download it for free as a mobile app from the App Store, or Google Play. Alternatively, you can download it for free as a Windows 10 desktop app from Microsoft.

  2. Sign in with your ArcGIS account.

    A gallery appears, listing any of the web maps with editable data to which you have access.


    Depending on the device you use to access Collector, your interface may differ from the example images.

  3. Click the Preliminary Damage Assessment Map to open it.

    Preliminary Damage Assessment Map card

    The map is centered on your current location.

  4. Click the Add button.

    A list of possible features appears.

  5. Select Inaccessible from the Damage Assessment - Residential Buildings layer.

    Inaccessible Residential Buildings feature type

    A form appears for the new feature. You can enter all of the same information here as you did with the Preliminary Damage Assessment survey in Survey123. You'll start by changing the point's location.

  6. Pan the map to center it on another location. If you like, you can zoom and pan until you are centered on Houston, Texas.
  7. Click Update Point.
  8. For Incident Name, type Test 2.
  9. For Estimated $ Loss Structure, type 6000.
  10. At the bottom of the list, for Assessment Type, choose Preliminary damage assessment Collector.
  11. At the top of the page, click the check mark to collect the new feature.

    Check mark to collect a new feature

  12. Close Collector.

You've now built and tested three methods for collecting damage assessment data. One was designed for first responders to capture basic information about damage. The other was designed for more experienced damage assessors to collect detailed information. You also configured a web map for use in Collector to provide more options for how responders submit damage assessments.

Create a dashboard

To complete this lesson, you'll create a dashboard with ArcGIS Dashboards to display all of the collected data. The dashboard will also display statistical information about the assessments so local government officials can make more informed decisions at a glance.

Make the new field visible to the dashboard

When you deployed the Damage Assessment solution, a dashboard was created in your account. This dashboard is already configured to reference the data you've been collecting in the DamageAssessment feature layer. However, it's only referencing a view of that layer, and the new Assessment Type field that you added is not yet visible in that view. Next, you'll update the feature layer view to include the new field so it can be used in the dashboard.

  1. Open ArcGIS Online. If necessary, sign in.
  2. Click Content. Under Folders, click Damage Assessment.

    There are two feature layers in this folder: DamageAssessment and DamageAssessment_Dashboard. The first layer is editable, so your mobile workers can add features to it. However, you won't use this layer directly in your dashboard, because you don't want everyone who has access to the dashboard to also have access to editing features. Instead, the dashboard will reference DamageAssessment_Dashboard. This is a noneditable view of the first layer. It will show all of the same features that are collected, but can be shared with a wider group of people without giving them editing privileges to the data.

  3. Click the DamageAssessment_Dashboard feature layer.

    Feature layer hosted view

    The item details page appears. Earlier in the lesson, you added a new field to the DamageAssessment layer. Because it is new, that field is not visible yet in the DamageAssessment_Dashboard feature layer view. Next, you'll turn it on.

  4. On the item details page, click the Visualization tab.
  5. Above the map, make sure Layer is set to Residential Buildings.
  6. Click the more options button. Point to Set View Definition and click Define Fields.

    Define Fields option for Set View Definition

  7. In the Define Fields window, scroll to the bottom of the list. Check the box for Assessment Type and click Apply.

    Assessment Type field checked

    The Assessment Type field will now be visible in the dashboard.

Modify the dashboard

A dashboard was already created by the Damage Assessment solution. You'll make a few extra configurations to customize the dashboard for your needs.

  1. In ArcGIS Online, click the Content tab. Under Folders, click Damage Assessment.
  2. Next to Damage Assessment Dashboard, click the more options button and click Edit Dashboard.

    Edit Dashboard option

    The dashboard appears.

    Default dashboard

    The dashboard shows the two features you collected earlier. Any new features that are collected will automatically populate the dashboard.

    The pane to the left of the map lists up to 25 features with more information about each. At the top, an indicator number displays the total estimated property loss from all reported assessments. Under the map, the number of features are displayed for each damage type. Below these numbers are tabs that switch between dashboards for different building types.

    As more surveys are created, these dashboard elements will become more useful, so you'll leave most of them unchanged. However, you will replace the Damage Estimate indicator with a pie chart that shows the percentage of each assessment type.

  3. Point to the upper left corner of the indicator pane and click the Delete button.

    Delete button

  4. In the Delete Element window, choose Delete.
  5. At the top of the dashboard, click the Add button and choose Pie Chart.

    Pie Chart option

    First, you'll choose the layer on which the pie chart will be based.

  6. Choose the first Residential Buildings layer.

    More options become available.

  7. On the Data tab, for Category Field, choose Assessment Type.

    Assessment Type category field

    A pie chart appears in the preview. Because you only have two features, it is split evenly down the middle. As your mobile workers add more assessments, the pie chart will update.

    Example pie chart with two features

    The labels make the chart very wide. You'll replace them with a legend.

  8. Click the Chart tab.
  9. Under Labels, for Visibility, click Hide.
  10. Under Legend, for Visibility, click Value. For Placement, click Side.

    The preview of the pie chart now shows a legend on the side.

    Pie chart with legend

    When a new feature is added using the Initial Damage Assessment survey, a third category will appear in the pie chart.

  11. Click Done.

    The pie chart is added to the dashboard, but as a pane that takes up half the dashboard's space. You'll reposition the pie chart to the lower right corner.

  12. Point to the upper left corner of the pie chart pane and click the Drag item button while dragging the pane.

    Drag item button

  13. While dragging the pane, press Shift to show pane groupings. Place the pie chart under the list element to the right of the map.

    Dock location in the lower right corner of the dashboard

    The pie chart is docked in the lower right corner of the dashboard.

  14. Zoom the map closer to Houston. Above the map, click the Save button to save the dashboard.

    Completed dashboard

  15. If you want, try creating more sample damage assessments using Survey123 or Collector. Refresh your dashboard to see how it changes. Alternatively, view the sample dashboard with hundreds of damage assessments.

In this lesson, you deployed an ArcGIS solution to collect damage assessment information after a hurricane. The solution created preconfigured web maps, feature layers, surveys, and a dashboard. You combined several ArcGIS applications to collect and map damage assessments, and this system is now ready to hand off to the mobile workers. The workflows you followed in these lessons can be altered to fit a variety of locations, workforces, and disaster response scenarios.

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