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On September 15, Mark Stewart and Seth Sarakaitis from Esri’s Community Maps team delivered a live training seminar titled “An Introduction to the Esri Community Maps Program”. Over 600 listeners tuned in to hear Mark and Seth discuss how Community Maps is an Esri-led cooperative effort to build multi-scale basemaps of the world using the best available data sources, including contributed content from the ArcGIS user community. They learned about the available basemaps (Imagery, Streets and Topographic) and how they can enhance their productivity and support collaborative workflows by using these basemaps in both ArcGIS Desktop and web-based applications. Listeners also discovered how their organizations can contribute content by participating in the Community Maps Program.If you didn’t get a chance to see the live presentation, or if you would like to view it again, the recorded version is now available on the Esri Training website, where you can watch it any time. We hope that this is a valuable resource for understanding the Community Maps program and spreading the word throughout your organization.
A new series of videos have been published to the Community Maps Resource Center to help contributors develop their basemap. These short 3-5 minute technical videos are a response from the amount of questions Esri has received over the past few months on specific topics in the map production experience and are intended to assist users during the process.
They can be viewed or downloaded at the Community Maps Videos web page within the ArcGIS Resource Center.
Three of the new videos are centered on the Community Maps template and the required and preferred data layers or ingredients of the map. These videos provide details and best practices to the geometry types and attributes used in the template as well as how these layers are organized in the map document (MXD).
Some additional videos were also produced for data migration techniques to the Community Maps Data Model. Many of our participants requested further demonstration on using the Data Interoperability Extension and the pre-configured ETL (Extract Transform and Load) tools that are also available for download in the gallery. The Data Migration videos demonstrate the configuration of Data Interoperability workflow for several popular data layers such as Parcels, Parks, and Road feature classes. These three feature layers were chosen for demonstration since they represent the easiest migration techniques (Parcels) to the more complex (Roads).
Please be sure to let the Community Maps team know of additional video topics that might be useful for future participants by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org subject line “Community Maps Video Ideas”. Additional videos are currently in the works, so please be sure to check back in the near future!
In this new video, Julie Powell from Esri demonstrates a simple workflow for creating your own custom widget for the ArcGIS Viewer for Flex. She discusses the requirements to get started and steps through the process of creating a new widget for the Viewer. It is a great introductory video for those interested in developing custom functionality with their own widgets.
This is a great first step if you’re interested in participating in the Flex-A-Widget Challenge, a developer competition for the ArcGIS Viewer for Flex.
Contributed by the ArcGIS API for Flex development team
In case you haven’t seen them yet, several new videos were posted on ArcGIS Server’s video page to help you get started with some of the features in ArcGIS Server 10:
- Web Editing in ArcGIS Server 10 (06:31)
- Map Animations in ArcGIS Server 10 (03:19)
- Data Extraction Services in ArcGIS Server 10 (11:21)
- Creating and Amazon EC2 Instance Running on ArcGIS Server (07:25)
And, here’s another couple new videos:
There are many more videos available via the Resource Centers, among the most popular are the DevSummit technical and user sessions. So, be sure to check them out.
Last but not least, be sure to subscribe to the video page’s RSS, such as this RSS feed for ArcGIS Server. That way you get automatically notified whenever a new video is posted.
Exciting things are happening on the eve of the 2009 ESRI Developer Summit! Today the ArcGIS API for Microsoft Silverlight/WPF went into a public beta. This API allows you to build interactive Internet and desktop GIS applications using Microsoft’s Silverlight and Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) technologies.
Try out the beta API using the online SDK, where you’ll find samples, introductory help, and an API reference. There’s also a Silverlight/WPF Code Gallery that already contains a Flickr mashup you can try.
If you encounter a bug when working with the beta, or if you just have a suggestion for improving the usability of the API, please report it to the ArcGIS API for Silverlight forum or the ArcGIS API for WPF forum. We look forward to hearing your feedback as we move the API toward its official release.
The Silverlight/WPF API wasn’t the only addition to the ArcGIS Resource Centers today. You may have also noticed some new “Media Gallery” pages in the online SDKs. These contain videos and other presentations to help you learn the APIs using a variety of media. Visit this post on the ArcObjects Development Blog to learn more about the media galleries and how to access them.
Happy coding, and best wishes for your travels if you’re joining us in Palm Springs next week!
Contributed by the ArcGIS Server software development team