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In the previous lesson, you created forms to collect assessments of different levels of detail. In this lesson, you'll create a dashboard in Operations Dashboard for ArcGIS to display all assessments regardless of type or method of collection. The dashboard will also display statistical information about the assessments so local government officials can make more informed decisions at a glance.

Create a dashboard

Your last assignment is to create a dashboard that tracks forms created in both Survey123 and Collector and displays them all in one map interface. The dashboard will also show relevant statistical information about the forms so local governments can make more informed decisions. Rather than create a new dashboard and configure all of its elements, you'll deploy an ArcGIS solution with a premade dashboard and adjust its settings.

  1. If necessary, open your Hurricane Damage Assessment project in ArcGIS Pro and open the ArcGIS Solutions Deployment Tool.
  2. In the Tasks pane, double-click the Deploy an ArcGIS Solution task. If necessary, turn off the Use Existing Items in the Organization option.
  3. In the search box, type Damage Assessment and press Enter. Under Emergency Management, choose Damage Assessment Dashboard.

    Damage Assessment Dashboard option

  4. Click Deploy. After the solution deploys, click Finish.
  5. Save the project and close ArcGIS Pro.

    As with the other solutions, this solution has created a dashboard configured for damage assessment. You'll access the dashboard with Operations Dashboard for ArcGIS.

  6. If necessary, sign in to your ArcGIS account. At the top of the page, click the Apps button and choose Operations Dashboard.

    Operations Dashboard app

    Operations Dashboard opens. It displays a gallery of your dashboards.

  7. For Damage Assessment Dashboard, click the Edit button.

    Edit button

    The dashboard opens in edit mode. It contains a map and total counts for different types of damage. Currently, the map contains one feature: the test feature you created using Collector. This dashboard uses the same feature class used by both your surveys and your web map. That means that any forms collected by any of those collection methods will automatically populate the dashboard.

    Your dashboard only has one feature, so the other panes don't have much information. The pane to the left of the map lists up to 25 features with information about the address, property loss, and extent of damage (based on fields in the forms that are filled out). The pane in the lower left corner displays a sum total of the estimated property loss. If you didn't fill out the Property Loss field when you created your test form, the pane will have no data. Under the map, the total number of Major, Minor, and Destroyed features are displayed. Your test feature had the Inaccessible damage type, so all three totals are 0. At the bottom of the dashboard are tabs that switch between dashboards for different building types.

    Default dashboard

    As fieldworkers create more surveys, many of these dashboard elements will become more useful, so you'll leave most of them unchanged. However, you will replace the pane in the lower left corner with a pie chart that shows the Assessment Type field. This chart will allow users to see the percentage of each assessment type.

  8. Point to the upper left corner of the lower right pane and click the Delete button.

    Delete button

  9. In the Delete Element window, choose Delete.
  10. Above the map, click the Add button and choose Pie Chart.

    Pie Chart option

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

  11. Choose the first Residential Buildings layer.

    More options become available.

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

    Assessment Type category

    The example image shows a pie chart with one color, representing the Preliminary Damage Assessment Collector assessment type. As your fieldworkers add more assessments using Survey123 forms, the pie chart will show all three categories.

    Example pie chart with one feature

    You'll add the other two categories.

  13. Click the Slices tab. Click the Add Category button, type Preliminary Damage Assessment Survey123, and click Add.
  14. Add another category called Initial Damage Assessment.

    Categories for pie chart


    You can change the color of any pie slice by clicking the box under Color.

  15. 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.

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

    Drag Item button

  17. While dragging the pane, press Shift to show pane groupings and place the pie chart pane to the lower right of the map.

    The pie chart is docked in the same position as the pane it replaced.

  18. Zoom the map closer to Houston. Above the map, click the Save button to save the dashboard.
  19. 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 these lessons, you deployed ArcGIS Solutions for damage assessments after a hurricane. These solutions created preconfigured web maps, feature classes, surveys, and dashboards. By using a variety of ArcGIS applications, you created a system to collect and map the damage assessments of fieldworkers. The workflows you followed in these lessons can be altered to fit a variety of locations, workforces, and disaster response scenarios.

You can find more lessons in the Learn ArcGIS Lesson Gallery.

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