A new workbook from Esri, Getting to Know Web GIS, second edition, will give people of all skill levels the knowledge to build an array of Web GIS apps using the latest Esri ArcGIS technology. Once built and shared online – often in a short amount of time – these apps deliver authoritative maps, analytics, and other geographic information to the public, colleagues, and decision-makers.
“Web GIS makes GIS accessible to everyone,” says workbook author Pinde Fu, a senior GIS application developer at Esri and an adjunct faculty member at Harvard University Extension School and the University of Redlands.
Readers will learn how to quickly make Web GIS apps using configurable app templates in ArcGIS Online; apply the ArcGIS Online cloud-based analytics and smart mapping capabilities to create informative, meaningful, and beautiful maps; build 3D scenes within apps; and much more.
Fu’s workbook walks readers through interesting assignments using the ArcGIS platform. Readers learn how to
• Create the popular Esri Story Maps apps.
• Make web apps for collecting volunteered geographic information (VGI) such as graffiti sightings and pothole reports.
• Harness the power of real-time GIS using Operations Dashboard for ArcGIS.
• Build 3D web scenes in ArcGIS Pro, such as a scene depicting earthquake locations.