Building Web and Mobile ArcGIS Server Applications with JavaScript

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Learn
  • Create maps on a web page and add dynamic and tiled layers
  • Add graphics to maps
  • Use feature layers to render features in the browser
  • Incorporate widgets and toolbars that provide specific functionality to your application
  • Perform spatial and attribute queries
  • Access geoprocessing tasks including models
  • Geocode and reverse geocode addresses
  • Develop mobile GIS applications
  • Conduct network analysis
About

ArcGIS Server is the leading software for developing both web and mobile GIS applications. There are a number of programming languages that you can use to develop applications with ArcGIS Server including JavaScript, Flex, and Silverlight. However, 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 tutorial-based guide 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 many more in your own web and mobile GIS applications.

With this practical, hands-on guide, you will be able to develop fully-functional online GIS applications with ArcGIS Server using the ArcGIS API for JavaScript. 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.

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 ArcGIS.com content into your custom developed applications.

This comprehensive guide quickly advances through probing programmatic techniques for building web and mobile GIS applications which will make application development a lot easier!

Features
  • Develop ArcGIS Server applications with JavaScript, both for traditional web browsers as well as the mobile platform
  • Acquire in-demand GIS skills sought by many employers
  • Step-by-step instructions, examples, and hands-on practice designed to help you learn the key features and design considerations for building custom ArcGIS Server applications
Page Count 274
Course Length 8 hours 13 minutes
ISBN 9781849697965
Date Of Publication 19 Feb 2014

Authors

Eric Pimpler

Eric Pimpler is the founder and owner of GeoSpatial Training Services and has over 20 years of experience in implementing and teaching GIS solutions using Esri, Google Earth/Maps, and open source technology. Currently, he focuses on ArcGIS scripting with Python and the development of custom ArcGIS Server web and mobile applications using JavaScript. He is the author of Programming ArcGIS 10.1 with Python Cookbook. Eric has a bachelor's degree in geography from Texas A&M University and a master's degree in applied geography with a specification in GIS from Texas State University.