Over the years we have released both free code and apps to developers and users. Our goal has always been to help the GIS community; those wishing to test or develop their own Web and mobile apps. On the client side, our focus is mostly Adobe Flex and AIR. We work with both open source and proprietary tools. This is reflected in the code we have released.
Free Open Source GIS code
OpenScales is a nice open source Flex code base. We have developed a number of projects using their API. Some of our early work we released, to help developers get up to speed on developing sites which use OpenScales in combination with GeoServer. Select the following link for code download:
Free Flex ArcGIS code
ESRI have released a very popular Flex viewer. We liked the viewer, but wanted to look at a more custom approach. So we adapted some of the ESRI Flex viewer widgets, and released a new simple ArcGIS viewer. Very flexible and an excellent base to build ArcGIS Flex solutions; we released this code for free. Select the following link for the code:
Free Mobile ArcGIS App
In June 2011, we released the first and only cross platform ArcGIS mobile map viewer to the Apple, Android and BlackBerry app stores. Based on the ESRI Flex ArcGIS viewer, the app was released as a free download.
After feedback from users, we have upgraded the free viewer. These changes dramatically improve on the first release. A key addition to this new version is the ability of users to host their own configuration file, which controls the layers loaded by the viewer. Users can now add their own ArcGIS Dynamic, Tiled and Feature layers to the viewer.
Here is a full list of changes:
1. Application now reads a config file, hosted on any Web server, allowing users to add multiple layers.
2. Routing Widget added.
3. Query Widget added.
4. Minimize button added to all widgets.
5. Viewer can now load Feature Layers.
6. Fix for Geocoder Widget.
7. Fixes for Measure Widget.
8. Fixes for Layer Widget
The following video shows a demo of the new version running on the IPad:
The new version of the viewer is available in the Apple and Android stores from these links:
We have no plans at this time to release the mobile code base. But would love your feedback on this mobile ArcGIS app. Contact [email protected]