This topic applies to ArcGIS for Desktop Standard and ArcGIS for Desktop Advanced only.
Maps in ArcGIS Workflow Manager
In this version of Workflow Manager, you have the ability to store maps and associate these maps with job types. An advantage of storing these maps in the Workflow Manager system is that they can be reused across numerous job types without making duplicates. Workflow Manager allows you to establish links between the job types and the map documents to determine what map to present to the end user. There are two maps that usually relate to a job type—Job Type Template and AOI Map template. Maps are also used on the Map view tab in the Workflow Manager Client application. This can be configured through the system settings.
The Job Type Template is the map that is loaded when you are in an ArcMap session launched from Workflow Manager. These map templates can be loaded into the ArcMap session during the life cycle of the job, providing the editor/user with exactly the data needed to carry out tasks. For example, if you are doing updates to a transportation system, the data may be street and rail feature classes symbolized in an appropriate fashion.
The AOI Map template is the map that is presented to your users when they are defining jobs spatially or defining an area of interest (AOI) for a job. When defining an area of interest, it is important to have background layers that are applicable to the area you are working in. For example, if you are doing work based on a certain set of features, you should have those features defined as your backdrop for AOI definition.
The maps are authored using ArcMap and can have the following:
- Multiple data frames
- Page layout (scale bars, north arrows, and so on)
- VBA code
- Activated toolbars
- Document settings
In ArcMap, there are layer configuration tools located on the Workflow Manager (Administrator) toolbar. If you choose to upload your basemaps from ArcMap, make sure the Workflow Manager extension has been enabled.
Add Data —Adds data from the selected geodatabase
Retrieve Map—Loads the currently selected MXD into ArcMap
Store Map—Stores the current MXD in the Workflow Manager repository
Link Maps To Job Types—Links a selected map with a job type
Be careful storing map documents when the current document is job enabled. ArcMap sessions launched from the Workflow Manager application should not be stored as basemaps for the job type.