In July of 2015, our cross-functional team was tasked with revamping a 12-year old, homegrown, road closure status system - hosted on aging architecture and dependent on a notification system plagued with delays and bad data. In December of that year, we launched RESS – Larimer’s Road Event Status System. Editors now manage road events in an ArcGIS AppBuilder interface, that serves the web service that powers an AngularJS tabular view of categorized road event data and maps. MailChimp campaigns then read an RSS feed hosted from the site to deliver scheduled emails to subscribed citizens. The app also can trigger an immediate notification by passing data to MailChimp’s web service. Zapier monitors all RESS campaigns and posts updates to Facebook and Twitter. Learn how these many moving parts, using web services, unite to make a well tailored whole.

What are the three key takeaways?

  1. An overview of how RESS is designed and how the components work together. 
  2. Tips on reading ArcGIS web services to feed both an Angular Application and a PHP script that converts the data to RSS. 
  3. Benefits in using MailChimp to power application notification and overview of how we fed the monkey via RSS and their web service.

Conference event time: 

  • 3:45-4:45 p.m. (Sessions)
Wednesday, September 21, 2016


  • Exec Salon 4