Mastering ArcGIS Server Development with JavaScript

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  • Create single-page mapping applications, lining up data from different sources
  • Search for and display geographic and tabular information based on locations and attributes
  • Customize maps and widgets to deliver the best user experience
  • Present location data intuitively using charts and graphs
  • Integrate mapping applications with your favorite JavaScript frameworks
  • Test the working of your web map application and take advantage of cloud services such as ArcGIS Online
  • Create modern-looking web maps through styling tips and tricks

ESRI and its ArcGIS line of software have been an industry leader in digital map production and publication for over 30 years. ArcGIS Server lets you design, configure, and publish maps that can be viewed and edited through the Internet.

After designing basic maps, you may want to find out new and innovative ways to represent information using these maps. In this book, you'll work through practical examples, experiencing the pitfalls and successes of creating desktop and mobile map applications for a web browser using the ArcGIS Server platform.

The book begins by introducing you to ArcGIS Server and ESRI's JavaScript API. You'll work with your first web map and then move on to learn about ESRI's building blocks. A Dojo AMS style widget will help you create your own widgets for a map and then see how to collect geographic data.

Furthermore, you will learn different techniques such as using Dojo Charts to create charts and graphs to represent your data. Then you will see how to use ESRI JavaScript API with other JavaScript libraries and different styling methods to make your map stand out. By the end of the book, you will discover how to make your application compatible with different devices and platforms and test it using testing libraries.

  • Create and share modern map applications for desktops, tablets, and mobile browsers
  • Present and edit geographic and related data through maps, charts, graphs, and more
  • Learn the tools, tips, and tricks made available through the API and related libraries with examples of real-world applications
Page Count 366
Course Length 10 hours 58 minutes
ISBN 9781784396459
Date Of Publication 17 Sep 2015


Ken Doman

Ken Doman has worked in the geographic information system field since 2007. In his first GIS job, he was given a stack of maps, some AutoCAD data, and a shoe box full of address notes and was told to make a web-accessible GIS application out of them. Since then, he has strived to make geographic data available and easily accessible over the Internet. He is an ESRI certified web application developer and has created many public web applications using ArcGIS software.

Currently, Ken works for Bruce Harris & Associates, Inc., a mapping and custom development company that specializes in land records and ESRI software solutions. There, he creates custom web, desktop, and mobile applications using JavaScript, .NET, and ArcGIS software.

He has also been a book reviewer for Building Web and Mobile ArcGIS Server Applications with JavaScript, Packt Publishing by Eric Pimpler and ArcGIS for Desktop Cookbook, Packt Publishing by Daniela Cristiana Docan. You can learn more about Ken at