Creating effective Web Applications withoutbeing a Programmer<br />Washington County<br />WLIA - 2011<br />
Web Maps<br />FOR<br />DUMMIES<br />Using the ArcGIS Viewer for Flex<br />Mike Vander Sanden, GISP<br />Washington County<...
What is the ArcGIS Viewer for Flex?<br /><ul><li>     A free ready to deploy mapping application for ArcGIS Server
     Can use any text editor to configure to your data
     Can easily add functionality by utilizing “widgets”
Advantages:
	Simple
	Fast
	Cheap</li></ul>Disadvantages:<br /><ul><li>	Limited customization</li></ul>Washington County<br />
Benefits<br /><ul><li>     Creating simple targeted applications – ease</li></ul>	of use<br /><ul><li>     Reusing the tem...
     Great way to sell your GIS to the public, other 	departments and elected officials</li></ul>Washington County<br />
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  1. 1. Creating effective Web Applications withoutbeing a Programmer<br />Washington County<br />WLIA - 2011<br />
  2. 2. Web Maps<br />FOR<br />DUMMIES<br />Using the ArcGIS Viewer for Flex<br />Mike Vander Sanden, GISP<br />Washington County<br />GIS Analyst<br />V<br />
  3. 3. What is the ArcGIS Viewer for Flex?<br /><ul><li> A free ready to deploy mapping application for ArcGIS Server
  4. 4. Can use any text editor to configure to your data
  5. 5. Can easily add functionality by utilizing “widgets”
  6. 6. Advantages:
  7. 7. Simple
  8. 8. Fast
  9. 9. Cheap</li></ul>Disadvantages:<br /><ul><li> Limited customization</li></ul>Washington County<br />
  10. 10. Benefits<br /><ul><li> Creating simple targeted applications – ease</li></ul> of use<br /><ul><li> Reusing the template – learn once
  11. 11. Great way to sell your GIS to the public, other departments and elected officials</li></ul>Washington County<br />
  12. 12. Getting started…Configuring the Viewer<br /><ul><li> Download the code from ESRI’s website:</li></ul>http://help.arcgis.com/en/webapps/flexviewer/<br /><ul><li> Unzip it and put in the Inetpubwwwroot directory
  13. 13. Open the Config.xml with your favorite text editor.</li></ul>Washington County<br />
  14. 14. Editing the XML Config file<br />Washington County<br />
  15. 15. The Widgets<br /><ul><li>Bookmark
  16. 16. Data Extract
  17. 17. Draw - redlining
  18. 18. Edit (requires version 10)
  19. 19. GeoRSS
  20. 20. Layer List – table of contents
  21. 21. Legend
  22. 22. Locate – geocoder
  23. 23. Map Switcher
  24. 24. Navigation
  25. 25. Overview Map
  26. 26. Print
  27. 27. Query
  28. 28. Search
  29. 29. Splash
  30. 30. Static Image
  31. 31. Time Slider
  32. 32. Various user submitted examples</li></ul>Washington County<br />http://help.arcgis.com/en/webapps/flexviewer/help/<br />
  33. 33. Demonstration<br />The Washington County Address Finder<br />http://maps2.co.washington.wi.us/AddressFinder/<br />Washington County<br />
  34. 34. The hard part<br /> Installing and configuring ArcGIS Server, IIS, cooperating with your IS Department?<br />Tweaking the source code of the Flex Viewer or widgets.<br />Publishing effective map services.<br />Washington County<br />
  35. 35. Other helpful tips<br />Using a ESRI Development License (EDN)<br />When creating multiple sites, rename the existing config.xml file and copy in a new version – no need to copy the entire code<br />ESRI has a number of helpful resources on-line – training videos, user forums<br />Washington County<br />
  36. 36. Questions?<br />Mike Vander Sanden<br />GIS Analyst, Washington County<br />West Bend<br />michael.vandersanden@co.washington.wi.us<br />Washington County<br />

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