During the first quarter of 2016 Esri® released its latest version, 10.4, and a few weeks later Lucity released version 2016. As you are likely aware, Lucity releases two versions a year: one around February the other around August. Esri has also been releasing a couple versions a year.
Just as with the Lucity software, we have some clients that are ready to upgrade their ArcGIS software the first day it is available, and we have other clients that hold off on upgrading until it is an absolute must. Needless to say, it can be a bit overwhelming to keep track of which versions of Lucity are compatible with which versions of ArcGIS. That was until (drum roll please):
Did you know that around 85% of Lucity clients own one of our GIS solutions? It is second to Lucity Work as the most-owned Lucity solution. That number shouldn’t be surprising if you consider the arsenal of tools you get when combining the power of Lucity with the power of GIS. It is for this reason we have dedicated a whole track at ACT to everything GIS. Continue reading
Sure, we all have our Lucity asset inventory linked to GIS. If you want to know where a specific asset is located, you can simply refer to the map and locate it. However, there are some situations in which knowing the address nearest the asset comes in handy. With Lucity version 2015r2 we’ve added a new Reverse Geocode spatial relationship type that will facilitate the process of assigning addresses to your Lucity asset inventory records. Continue reading
With version 2014r2, Lucity added functionality that greatly expands its GIS integration capabilities with the use of feature services. No longer are you bound to an Esri® ArcMap edit session for synchronizing geodatabase edits to Lucity. Edits to a feature service, regardless of who did it and what environment they did it in, can now be automatically synchronized with Lucity.
You can publish your GIS data linked to Lucity as a feature service and then deploy that feature service to:
- Collector for ArcGIS (iOS & Android)- including disconnected editing
- Lucity Web Map
- Lucity Mobile (coming soon for Android and iOS)
- ArcGIS.com map viewer
- Trimble® Positions™
- Any other 3rd party app that supports feature service editing. A list of possibilities can be found here.
Edits made to the feature service in any of these environments then have the ability to be synchronized with Lucity automatically. For example, you could have crews in the field creating new asset or inspection data using Esri’s Collector for ArcGIS app and in near real-time their changes will be reflected in the Lucity database back in the office.
Here are more details on how to set this up for your agency:
In the upcoming version of Lucity we are making it easier to take advantage of the various maps and apps for inspection data that are part of Esri® ArcGIS for Local Government, while still utilizing Lucity as the main repository for your asset management and inspection data. More information on ArcGIS for Local Government, including the gallery where you can preview some of the maps and apps, can be found here.
The following inspection and testing modules are available for export to the ArcGIS for Local Government Information Model (LGIM): Sewer MACP Inspections, Sewer Overflows, Sewer Structure Inspections, Storm MACP Inspections, Storm Sampling, Water Hydrant Flow Tests, Water Hydrant Inspections, Water Losses, and Water System Valve Inspections.
In Lucity 7.50 we added new tools to facilitate the configuration of Lucity GIS when implementing the Esri® ArcGIS for Local Government Information Model (LGIM).
The LGIM is the foundation to the maps and apps configured for ArcGIS for Local Government. What is ArcGIS for Local Government? It is a series of focused maps and applications that help local governments successfully implement GIS in cities, counties, and other local authorities. More information can be found here.