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Maximo 7.6 Map Manager and ESRI REST Services

With Maximo 7.6 the configuration and integration of ESRI ArcGIS services are managed in one place- Map Manager.  Log into Maximo , on the top left search for "Map " , when you are in console you can configure the following items :

  1.  Map Manager - needs ArcGIS REST Service URL to spatially enable Maximo with maps for displaying Assets, Location, Workorder Polygons
  2. Geometry Service - used by Maximo Spatial for drawing tools on the map
  3. Geocode Service -used by geocoding tools configured in Maximo Spatial Map
  4. Select or Enter a "SITE" value for each Map. Each SITE can have only one associated SITE.
  5. Public Maps such as Google Maps, ESRI Maps, Openstreet Maps can also be configured to pull in as basemaps to enhance the Maximo Spatial display. 


Sync GIS and Maximo

Starting Maximo 7.6, it is easy to configure seamless sync between ESRI and Maximo. 

Steps : 

  1. Configure  and Publish ArcGIS REST services (feature services if you are editing), (map services if you are just viewing)
  2. Log into Maximo 
  3. Go to Map Manager 
  4. Add feature service url
  5. Add individual layer
  6. Configure individual layers by creating GIS objects and also linking them with parent object as Workorder, or Location or Asset
  7. Save 
  8. Save map manager 

Internally for each GIS object, Maximo creates a multiversioned view and manages the updates through Java code behind the scenes. ( Technical tip) . For example if you create a GIS Object with name Valve then internally it creates a Valve_EVW database object. Also you can run SQL queries against this new object. For example you can run "Select count(*) from Valve_EVW;". 




Maximo Spatial 7.6 Upgrade

Maximo Spatial 7.6 is the latest version from IBM.  With the Maximo Spatial 7.6 release we can install/configure Maximo spatial to use published ESRI REST services to consume, view, edit and analyze using ESRI feature services.  Feature Services allow integration to the ArcGIS Server by only using the ArcGIS Server’s published URLs and will not require a dblink between Maximo and GIS. We can also configure seamless 2-WAY syncing between GIS and Maximo using Out Of the Box Maximo Tool Framework (Cron Task, Escalations, JSON Mapping) for LOCATIONS, ASSETS, WORKORDER, SERVICEADDRESS and SERVICEREQUEST applications in Maximo.

The new spatial release allows to consume published ArcGIS Online, Google and Bing maps as base maps for routing purposes. 

With our in-house benchmark testing we have observed the configuration time to set up Spatial 7.6 has been reduced significantly with the new feature service approach and the initial tests indicate faster load/syncing times compared to DBLINK approach. 

This new release supports Versioned Feature Datasets, Multiversion Views. The sync and edits can be target to a specific workflow version such as "QAQC" Version or "FieldWork" Version.

We also have the capability to upgrade automation scripts into seamless ArcGIS Data sync tasks to sync Assets, Locations, Workorders.

We also can make an assessment of Maximo Spatial upgrades and integrations.

Field Data Collection using ArcGIS Collector

As a ESRI partner we design and implement ArcGIS collector for enterprise GIS and integrate with SAP Workmanagement and IBM Maximo systems. 

  1.  Design a geodatabase 
  2.  Design working map by adding layers from ArcCatalog and save ArcMap Document
  3. Save and publish RESTservice -Feature Access Enabled with sync, Update options checked
  4. Login to ArcGIS Online Portal and configure Web Map
  5. In Windows 10 or IPAD or IPhone or any Android Device, search for collector -ESRI
  6. Download it 
  7. Log into Collector App 
  8. Click on the map to open the map
  9. Edits the map and submit. The edits are saved to ESRI Geodatabase through published REST services
  10. Open ArcMap document and review the edits
  11.  Rec and Post edits to default version
  12.  Log into Maximo , make sure ArcGIS Datasync job is started and running.
  13.  Maximo , new Asset/Location is created or existing Asset/Location is updated with new changes

We intend to write a series of ArcGIS collector articles, stay tuned. Please contact us to get more information on our services.