In his recent blog entry Adding tile layers to your web map, Chris Whitmore explained how the March 2013 enhancement to ArcGIS Online supported the addition of a range of new file types to web maps. Chris described the approach of adding tile layers to web maps which allows you to use web-accessible map tiles from a server directly using a URL request from the browser. In this blog entry I show you how this approach can be used to integrate Stamen and MapBox tilesets in your ArcGIS Online web maps.
by Steve Kopp, Geoprocessing and Spatial Analysis Team, Esri
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The ArcGIS Viewer for Silverlight development team is excited to share a new query tool for the Viewer on ArcGIS Online. This tool allows users of the Application Builder to interactively build queries against ArcGIS Server services, presenting end-users with a simple dialog box that prompts for values to plug into the query.
Version 3.2 of both the ArcGIS API for Flex and ArcGIS Viewer for Flex were released on Thursday, March 21. This release introduces new features, enhancements, bug fixes, and more integration with GitHub. Geographic search The Geocoder component can now be used … Continue reading
Choosing a mobile development strategy introduces many parameters: a team’s development skillset, the application’s required functionality, and the ease of maintenance, just to name a few. Compared to desktop technology, mobile technology is still in its embryonic stage and rapidly evolving. This post examines three models of mobile application types: Web, Hybrid and Native. Continue reading
You may not know this, but the ArcGIS Viewer for Flex source code has been on GitHub since version 2.5 of the viewer. The ArcGIS API for Flex samples source code were also recently published to GitHub. The Esri Flex … Continue reading
The proliferation of mobile, social and sensor data has given us a new playground for analysis and visualization. It is an area we’ve beenparticularlyexcited about from our earliest experiments with streaming data. Since joining ESRI we’ve had the opportunity to focus on these emerging data sources, and integrate them into the larger concept of Real Time GIS. Baking our ideas into this broader framework gave us the opportunity to fully move past Tweets on a map. Continue reading
In a previous blog post, I explained how to create an interactive photo map with ArcGIS Online. Web maps are useful for sharing and editing, but in some cases, you may not want everyone to have the full capabilities of … Continue reading
Today’s technology has made it easier than ever to effectively share global information with the world. This information can be shared in a variety of ways, including web browsers, mobile devices, and desktop viewers. The Community Maps Team and ArcGIS Online encourage the creation and sharing of content. While sharing content is important, how we share this content may be even more important. Content and information is seldom useful if it is not well crafted and presented clearly. Below are some tips on how one can add value to shared content, ensuring that web maps and apps are engaging and contain the appropriate supporting information.
One of the most effective ways to speed the performance of web and mobile apps is to pre-draw some or all of the map layers at various scales and save the images in a cache. These images are often called … Continue reading