00:01Now we all know that ArcGIS is a complete system.
00:04It's a complete and integrated system that supports many different patterns and also can be accessed in many different ways.
00:13But now it's also inherently an online system.
00:17Now, awhile ago, when we envisioned ArcGIS Online, we had several strategies and goals in mind.
00:24And one of those was to create a pervasive, online GIS ecosystem.
00:30Another was to provide broader access to GIS resources, and that, of course, adds more value to those.
00:38Something else we wanted to do was support online GIS communities...
00:42...and also some of the new patterns that Jack had talked about earlier today.
00:47We also wanted to address new audiences, not just GIS experts and analysts, but everybody.
00:55And perhaps most importantly, we wanted to lay the groundwork for the foundation...
01:01...for our forward-looking GIS in the cloud technologies.
01:05This is ArcGIS Online.
01:09Now ArcGIS Online today contains many components.
01:12It has maps.
01:13These are the basemaps, the reference layers, and other content that we use to make maps.
01:19And we make maps to share geographic knowledge as well as share our tradecraft.
01:25It also has applications, the hosted applications, the built-in map viewer, Explorer Online...
01:34...as well as configurable applications and the APIs used to build custom applications.
01:40Now one thing that's very important about all of these applications is that they use the same web map foundation.
01:48So what this is, the web map is actually a specification, and we're evolving this specification.
01:56And what it enables is ArcGIS Online maps to be used everywhere by anyone and easily.
02:04Now we've seen examples of that throughout this morning already.
02:08ArcGIS Online also has tools.
02:11Many of these are just built into the user experience, and they're also available for developers...
02:16...and we're doing lots of work in this area right now, so expect more.
02:21It also supports communities.
02:25Now many of these communities are based around organizations, city and local governments.
02:29Some are based around themes, and other communities spin up over events, an earthquake response or a wildfire.
02:38But another community that this supports are business communities.
02:42And you know that Esri is investing quite a lot in ArcGIS Online...
02:48...and I'd encourage all of you to establish your own business presence with your own group and leverage this community as well.
02:57Now ArcGIS Online is Esri's public portal, and it's meant and designed to be available to everybody.
03:06But we also recognize that there are many people that want to take all of these capabilities and all of these components...
03:14...and bring them within their organization behind their own firewalls.
03:18So with that in mind, what we have done is we've taken the framework of ArcGIS Online and we call this ArcGIS Portal.
03:27We just introduced this.
03:29And using ArcGIS Portal, users can implement their own on-premises version of ArcGIS Online.
03:38Now ArcGIS Online continues to evolve very rapidly and, in fact, just a couple of days ago, we had a major new release.
03:46And I know I'm not supposed to be full of sunshine here, but I can't help but be full of sunshine about some of these new features.
03:55So this is the ArcGIS.com website.
03:58And it's been freshened up a little bit, and as you look under the hood, you'll notice some new things.
04:04But what I've done is I've created a map which I'll open now to highlight some of the new capabilities...
04:09...that are part of this web map foundation.
04:12The first is support for temporal services from ArcGIS Server.
04:16So notice that when I click this layer on, we get a new time slider which allows me to play back this weather service...
04:23... which was captured during some bad storms we had here last month.
04:30What we've also done in the web map is enable the capability to configure pop-ups.
04:36So rather than just display a list of attributes...
04:39...what we can do is turn that information into something more meaningful like this pie chart.
04:46What we've also done is bring map notes into the web map specification.
04:53So these were formally just the domain of ArcGIS Explorer, but now they're supported across all clients.
05:00And, in fact, what's really interesting about this is when I share this map...
05:04...I can click this button to generate this HTML which lets me embed this in a website or a blog.
05:11And here's a blog that I've created with a little post with this web map embedded in it...
05:17...and you can see that the pop-ups are supported in this embedded application as well.
05:23Now another interesting way that we can use these is to make a custom web application.
05:29And we have a gallery of templates that you can choose from, and you can download the source code for these...
05:35...and we can also click to preview what the map might look like.
05:39So you can see this one has a legend built in and, of course, those pop-ups are also supported.
05:46Now let's zoom in a little bit and take a closer look at map notes.
05:52So I'll zoom in.
05:53Now you'll notice with this layer, I now have an Edit button.
05:58And when I click the button, I have a collection of features that I can add to my map.
06:04For example, here's a freehand feature, and I can digitize and add features to my map.
06:10Now these work across all applications, and let's move to Explorer Online.
06:14One of the first things you might notice is that this has a brand-new user experience.
06:18It's very streamlined.
06:20The ribbon has been replaced by this much more easy-to-use experience.
06:25But it supports the same map foundation elements that I just showed you as well as the ability to add features.
06:32Now here's that same pallet of features that we just saw in the map viewer...
06:37...and I can use that to digitize features here.
06:41But I can also, using ArcGIS Explorer, create custom features.
06:46And here's a pallet of custom features that I made earlier and saved in my map.
06:51Now every time I come down to Palm Springs, I seem to have a problem parking, so let's define a new parking area here.
06:58And I know the city is concerned about appearance, so let's add a little garden feature over in this area.
07:05And let's add a water feature.
07:08And now what I'd like to do is establish some pathways that users or that pedestrians can use to travel to the convention center.
07:17So I'm using an existing pallet of features but I can also modify these features.
07:22Let's make it a different color.
07:24We'll change the width.
07:25And now I can add this feature to my template gallery, and now any time that I want to add a similar feature...
07:32...I can now just pick it and add it to my map.
07:36A very easy to do.
07:38One final thing that I'd like to show you with Explorer Online are the presentation capabilities.
07:44So I'd like to communicate my proposed parking lot changes here to the city.
07:49So we'll add a new slide, and we'll add a title.
07:54And now I've incorporated that into a presentation that I've already started...
07:59...which allows us to provide a welcome to Palm Springs.
08:03I advance by using the space bar. I can zoom in further.
08:08And I can also take control of this at any point in time and do more exploration.
08:13Here I can look at the pop-up for the convention center here.
08:17And my next slide is my proposed lot addition.
08:20So this makes it very easy to share some of the geodesign changes like I've just done here.
08:27Now one final thing I'd like to show is the ArcGIS Portal.
08:32And I've now signed in, and you can see this pallet represents different templates...
08:37...that I can apply to the portal that you know of now as the ArcGIS Online.
08:43So using these templates, we can apply a new skin.
08:47Underneath the hood, we're using the same framework, and you'll recognize many of the same capabilities...
08:53...but this is now presented in a different way for a different purpose and organization in mind.
08:59So this is the on-premises version.
09:03And with that, that completes my overview of ArcGIS Online.
09:07Check it out.
ArcGIS Online Maps and Apps for Everyone
Bern Szukalski, Esri product strategist and technical evangelist, discusses and demonstrates Esri's online components and communities.
- Recorded: Mar 6th, 2011
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- Published: Mar 30th, 2011
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