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Learn state-of-the-art skills to build compelling, useful, and fun Web GIS apps easily, with no programming experience required.
Building on the foundation of the previous three editions, Getting to Know Web GIS, fourth edition, features the latest advances in Esri’s entire Web GIS platform, from the cloud server side to the client side.
- Discover and apply what’s new in ArcGIS Online, ArcGIS Enterprise, Map Viewer, Esri StoryMaps, Web AppBuilder, Survey123, and more.
- Learn about recent Web GIS products such as ArcGIS Experience Builder, ArcGIS Indoors, and ArcGIS QuickCapture. Understand updates in mobile GIS such as ArcGIS Collector and AuGeo, and then build your own web apps.
Each chapter is written for immediate productivity with a good balance of principles and hands-on exercises and includes:
- A conceptual discussion section to give you the big picture and principles,
- A detailed tutorial section with step-by-step instructions,
- A Q/A section to answer common questions,
- An assignment section to reinforce your comprehension, and
- A list of resources with more information.
Ideal for classroom lab work and on-the-job training for GIS students, instructors, GIS analysts, managers, web developers, and other professionals, Getting to Know Web GIS, fourth edition, uses a holistic approach to systematically teach the breadth of the Esri Geospatial Cloud.
To download the instructor slides, tutorial data, and assignment data, visit https://go.esri.com/gtkwebgis4.
Instead of focusing on individual products, this book teaches Web GIS technologies as a holistic platform. In each chapter, readers complete an application project using multiple products from the browser/client side to the server side. This edition includes new chapters and sections on big data analysis, image services, raster analysis, virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR), Arcade, vector tiling, Survey123, ArcGIS API for Python, Internet of Things (IoT), artificial intelligence (AI), Operations Dashboard, and portal collaboration.
A practical manual for classroom lab and on-the-job training, Getting to Know Web GIS includes downloadable teaching slides and exercise data.
Holistic Approach: Unlike books that focus on individual products, this book teaches web GIS technologies as a holistic platform. Each chapter completes an application project using multiple products from server side to browser/client side.
Easy to Apply: You don’t have to be a developer to build web apps. This book facilitates immediate productivity. It teaches how to build engaging web apps without a single line of programming. The two chapters involving programming are easy to follow and don’t require a strong programing background.
Each of the 10 chapters in this book has
—a conceptual discussion section that gives readers the big picture and the principles,
—a system requirements section that helps instructors to prepare for the lab setup,
—a detailed tutorial section with abundant screenshots that confirm progress along the way,
—a Q/A section to answer common questions,
—an assignment section for readers to practice what they have just learned,
—and a robust reference section.
This book is the result of the author’s extensive working experience at Esri and teaching experience at Harvard University Extension and other universities. It is a practical manual for classroom lab work and on the job training for GIS students, instructors, GIS analysts, managers, web developers, and a broad range of GIS professionals.
You do not have to be a developer to build web apps with little or no programming. Instead of focusing on individual products, this book teaches web GIS technologies as a holistic platform. In each chapter, students complete an application project using multiple products from the browser/client side to the server side. Data for completing the exercises is available for download.
Unlike books that focus on individual products, this book teaches web GIS technologies as a holistic platform. In each chapter, students complete an application project using multiple products from the browser/client side to the server side. Data for completing the exercises is available for download.