Web Maps & ArcGIS Online
ArcGIS Online is a revolutionary new platform launched by Esri. We see the release of this new mapping platform as a major milestone in the world of GIS. Launches like ArcGIS Online will help move GIS away from its historic niche. Geo-data will increasingly be accessed by a broader, non-GIS user base. For development companies such as ours ArcGIS Online offers new opportunities to build focused GIS applications accessible from a range of devices
At the core of ArcGIS Online is the web map. Organizations with ArcGIS Online accounts publish their geo-data; ArcGIS Server endpoints, KML, CSV, shapefiles, as a single targeted web map. This web map can then be embedded in a document. Alternatively, it can be consumed by an application. These apps provide targeted data with custom functionality.
Providers of Web Map Solutions
WebMapSolutions, as the name implies, provide web map solutions. We have a team of ArcGIS Online experts. Our goal is to help organizations get started with ArcGIS Online, to help publish web maps, and provide custom applications which consume this published data.
ArcGIS Online Consultation and Training
Part of our mission is to help organization understand and start working with ArcGIS Online. With any new technology there is an initial learning curve. We can help explain each of the key areas which make up the platform. To provide best use guidance, based on client requirements. Most importantly to demonstrate how ArcGIS Online provides an opportunity for organizations to broaden and deepen their use of GIS technology.
ArcGIS Online Application Development
Our work with ArcGIS Online in focused on 3 key areas:
1) Non-Mobile Web ArcGIS Online
2) Mobile Web ArcGIS Online
Styling and performance are areas we pay particular attention. Using responsive Web design, it is possible to build a single application which will return web pages styled for a specific device. So access an app from your tablet, smartphone or PC and in each case the application will look good and work with the given screen size.
3) Mobile ArcGIS Online
Native mobile apps are commonly those you download and install from the Apple or Android stores. They are written in the native language of the device; Objective-C for iOS and Java for Android. Esri provide tools (API’s) for each. We build native ArcGIS Online applications where performance and deeper access to the mobile device is required.
Contact us to find out more.