Building ArcGIS Cross-Platform Applications with JavaScript [Video]

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  • See how to leverage WebMaps in your own custom applications
  • Get to know the fundamentals of the ArcGIS API 4 for JavaScript
  • Find out how to build custom widgets in the ArcGIS API 4 for JavaScript
  • Discover how to create a custom Dojo build of your application

ArcGIS Server is the leading software for developing both web and mobile GIS applications. The ArcGIS API for JavaScript is the preferred way of developing your custom applications for ArcGIS Server since it can be used for both web and mobile application development. It's easy to use and doesn't require the use of a browser plugin.

This practical course provides you with hands-on experience in developing custom web and mobile ArcGIS Server applications with step-by-step style exercises. Along with introducing you to the HTML/CSS/JavaScript technology stack, you will learn to add intuitive geographic layers of information to your map, interactive query and display of spatial data, add user interface widgets, access geoprocessing tasks, and much more in your own web and mobile GIS applications.With this course, you will be able to develop fully-functional online GIS applications with ArcGIS Server using the ArcGIS API for JavaScript, which has been updated to 4.x. After creating your own map, you will explore how to add geographic layers from a variety of sources including tiled and dynamic map services, add graphics to the map, and stream geographic features to the browser using a FeatureLayer. You will also learn how to work with 3D maps, perform client-side analysis, visualizations, etc.Most applications include the specific functionalities implemented by ArcGIS Server as tasks. You'll learn how to use the various tasks provided by ArcGIS Server including spatial and attribute queries, identification of features, finding features by attribute, and more. Geocoding and geoprocessing tasks are covered in-depth to help you accomplish your task in GIS.Finally, you'll learn just how easy it is to integrate content into your custom developed applications by building a complete app.

Style and Approach

 This friendly course takes you through the tools ArcGIS to build your Custom Widgets and Applications. It is packed with step-by-step instructions and working examples. This comprehensive course is divided into clear bite size chunks so you can learn at your own pace and focus on the areas of most interest to you.

  • Develop ArcGIS Server applications with JavaScript, both for traditional web browsers as well as the mobile platform
  • Make your maps informative with intuitive geographic layers, user interface widgets, and more
  • Integrate ArcGIS content into your custom applications and perform analytics with the new built-in tool
Course Length 3 hours 20 minutes
ISBN 9781787289949
Date Of Publication 29 Jun 2017


Rene Rubalcava

I have been in the field of GIS for 15 years and using ArcGIS products for just as long. I have been building custom ArcGIS applications for the desktop and browsers for 10 years. I am currently a software engineer at Esri working on the ArcGIS API for JavaScript, and before that worked in local government and freelance work. I keep current on almost all mapping technologies, from web based mapping tools to desktop data creation tools. I am also a huge fan of functional languages such as Haskell, Elm and PureScript. I have experience in .NET using C#. Python, and some C++. I know web technology, such as CSS, HTML5, plenty of JavaScript, multiple JavaScript frameworks, libraries and Node.