Posted on: March 19, 2019 at 10:01 AM    

Hamish Kingsbury, Senior Spatial Data Specialist is presenting this work at the Esri Regional Conference in Christchurch on the 28th March.  His presentation will run through the problems the GIS team at North Canterbury Transport Infrastructure Recovery Alliance (NCTIR) faced, and how they’ve used FME to work with the ArcGIS REST API.

NCTIR is responsible for the recovery and reinstatement of road and rail infrastructure along the Kaikoura Coast following the November 2016 Earthquake. The GIS team plays an important role in maintaining and delivering spatial data used to assist other teams across NCTIR.

The NCTIR GIS team utilises the Esri platform to serve out data and webmaps. This data is served from an Azure hosted infrastructure running ArcGIS for Server and the internal Web Viewers make use of Web AppBuilder for ArcGIS and ArcGIS Online.

The main viewer contains over 275 individual layers, spread over nearly 30 services. When it comes to maintaining this Web Map it can be a very time-consuming process. Using a combination of the ArcGIS REST API and tools within FME, the team developed a process to automate the bulk updating of layers and popups.