Ideas for Arc XP

Improvements to barely-there geolocation (latitude & longitude)

We want to start doing a lot more stuff with regard to locations in our stories. Specifically, we want to be able to geotag specific stories so we could theoretically do things like placing them on a map. We're doing a lot of exciting things with our local database of events, places, organizations and people, all of which would benefit from knowing the locations of many types of stories.

Right now, we don't see an effective way to do this with the tools in Arc.

In Composer settings, there is an optional field you can turn on for latitude & longitude. That's something, I guess, but the odds of reporters and editors looking up the latitude and longitude for stories they are writing is slim to none. (I also can't find anything about the field in Arc Answers, either from a backend development point of view or from a standard CMS one.)

What could be done to make actual geotagging of stories possible? Maybe at least adding an address search that would add lat/long data for a user without them needing to look it up?

  • Britton Peele
  • Dec 16 2021
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    Jenny Czaja commented
    21 Dec, 2021 10:02pm

    Thank you for submitting this idea. I've merged it with a similar idea submission around geotagging to boost the votes, and we'll keep this on our radar for future consideration.