How the City of Austin Simplified their GIS Migration with Advanced ArcGIS Online Item Management

IT migration projects of any kind tend to be headache-inducing for the best of us. With various interconnected or competing systems, cloud and server-side technology, and custom apps and systems all needing to be smoothly ported over, it can become a challenging balancing act trying not to break anything. GIS is no exception.

Our friends at the City of Austin recently undertook a project to migrate their GIS to a new environment. They needed to move all of their GIS apps, workflows, and custom items to the new subdomain. Over the years they had created a large number of ArcGIS Online items with a variety of associated server URLs and license URLs. This made the migration difficult, as the URLs needed to be properly migrated and updated to avoid breaking anything.

After some trial and error, City staff discovered a powerful solution for their problem, which greatly simplified the process of finding and updating these URLs during the migration. They were so thrilled with the amount of time and effort saved that they've agreed to share their story with the DirectionsMag audience to help others who may be having similar challenges with ArcGIS Online item management.

In this webinar, you will learn:

  • How the City of Austin used VertiGIS Studio Item Manager to shave hundreds of hours off their GIS server migration project
  • How VertiGIS Studio Item Manager can be used to find (and easily replace) URLs for ArcGIS Online items you create
  • Some tips and tricks for using VertiGIS Studio Item Manager to efficiently manage your ArcGIS Online and Portal items

About VertiGIS

VertiGIS® is a leading GIS solution provider and software developer. Their focus is the development of software solutions and services that help utilities, land management, public sector, energy, telecommunications, and manufacturing customers build bridges between their business processes and location technology. VertiGIS is the maker of VertiGIS Studio®, which is used by thousands of customers to enhance the capabilities of the applications they build with Esri’s ArcGIS® and deliver a world-class experience to millions of end-users around the world.

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Curious about how VertiGIS Studio Item Manager could help your organization make better use of ArcGIS Online? Great news! It is currently a completely free-to-use product! If you want to log in and give it a try: navigate to and scroll down to find and launch Item Manager.

VertiGIS Studio Item Manager also comes with comprehensive supporting documentation, which can be found in the VertiGIS Studio Documentation Center, And of course, if you run into any issues while using it or have any feedback you’d like to provide, please don’t hesitate to contact us,


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