Clint Brown, Esri director of software products, demonstrates the value of using ArcGIS Templates to create and deliver maps and apps to more people.
00:05 One of our key goals is for Esri and our partners, you guys...
00:10 ...to create and share a great set of maps and apps that really help our users apply GIS.
00:16 And there are three key ideas that provide a foundation for sharing those great maps and apps.
00:24 First is harmonized geographic information as a key to the shared maps and apps.
00:30 Applications are actually tied to these information models.
00:34 What this means is applications that are built for one customer can work in many other situations.
00:41 Build it once and share it many times.
00:45 The second thing is we've come to recognize that intelligent maps, a new kind of interactive dynamic map...
00:53 ...are really the paradigm for how GIS is deployed on the web.
00:58 It's the way that information comes to life.
01:01 Now ArcGIS makes it easy to create and share these intelligent maps.
01:07 At Esri, we're interested in building and sharing many kinds of these maps for communities.
01:14 And we'd like to share them as templates that allow users to bring their information to life...
01:21 ...and to make it available for their end users.
01:24 Templates enable real users to do real work to accomplish some special mission and some set of important tasks.
01:35 We also mean that they're complete, that it's the application along with the map and the cartography...
01:43 ...along with the tools and models that are part of that, that are all connected to an underlying database...
01:50 ...this common, shared schema that can work across a number of organizations.
01:56 You can find local government templates at the Resource Center.
02:01 And if you visit there, you'll find a set of maps and apps that support public safety, parcel management...
02:14 Well, why do we think this is so important?
02:18 You, as well as Esri, really need to make GIS easier to use and more approachable.
02:26 If you can build applications that extend what we build...
02:31 ...then we think we can make a great contribution to this community of users.
02:37 And we'd like you to get engaged with us this week and to learn more about this approach...
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