ArcGIS Business Analyst

Create an Interactive Web App to Analyze County Disadvantages in the US Using Business Analyst Widget

ArcGIS Experience Builder provides a dynamic platform for creating customizable and interactive geospatial web applications. With integration of the Business Analyst widget, users can thoroughly explore data analysis and visualization through infographics, transforming data into clear, actionable insights. 

This blog article will guide you through the process of creating a web application in ArcGIS Experience Builder using a web mapthat displays the primary category of disadvantage for each county in the United States, based on the criteria set forth by the Justice40 Initiative.  

You will accomplish this task in eight steps: 

  1. Choose a template. 
  2. Add data to the map. 
  3. Pair the map with the Business Analyst widget. 
  4. Customize the Business Analyst widget.
  5. Configure the Business Analyst widget for organization wide or public use.
  6. Configure an Alert widget to provide information and instructions about the application.
  7. Publish and share the app.
  8. How to use the app.

 You can also view the final product: Predominant Disadvantage Category by County – Overview (arcgis.com) (To access this application, you must be signed in with an ArcGIS organization account to use the Business Analyst widget). 

1. Choose a template. 

Experience Builder has a large template gallery to create your own Experience Builder app. All sample templates provide pre-configured layouts and contain notes explaining the use cases and configurations. 

 Because we want an app that primarily focuses on the map, we will choose the JewelryBox template. 

2. Add data to the map.

 

We will now add a Legend widget to the template to assist users with the interpretation of data on the map.

Now it’s time to pair our map with the Business Analyst widget to view interactive infographics.

3. Pair the map with the Business Analyst widget.

4. Customize the Business Analyst widget.

 

 

5. Configure the Business Analyst widget for organization wide or public use

6. Configure an Alert widget to provide information and instructions about the application.

 

7. Publish and share the app

8. How to use the app

Once you publish the web application, viewers can select a county on the map or search by name and run the desired infographic from the list. This will provide information on the primary category of disadvantage for each county in the United States, along with key demographic details. Here is an example of how to use the app:

From the pop-up, we can see that the primary category of disadvantage for Los Angeles County is Workforce Development. Nearly half of the population in this county lives in disadvantaged tracts.

This infographic provides data on population, income, education, and employment in Los Angeles. State and local government officials can use these insights to develop strategies for more equitable community development. Non-profit organizations can leverage this data to target their efforts more effectively, while businesses can enhance their community engagement strategies to address specific local needs.

About the authors

Elif is a Product Engineer of Social Analysis and Data Science for the ArcGIS Business Analyst team

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Fasil is a Senior Product Engineer on the ArcGIS Business Analyst team.

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