ArcGIS for Server – An Introduction

In this session, you learn how to make the maps, globes, and other GIS resources that you create in ArcGIS for Desktop available to anyone via the web by using ArcGIS for Server. You learn how to create web mapping services and applications and you are introduced ArcGIS Online, caching maps for performance, as well as adding tasks to your applications, securing your GIS server, and finding the best help resources.

Jul 1st, 2010

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00:01Who is smarter—latitude or longitude?

00:08This is a tricky one; it's an advanced, advanced joke.

00:12So longitude, those are those radians that goes north-south, right?

00:17Latitude, the ones that go east-west.

00:21I'm forgetting the joke...oh.

00:23Longitude is more smarter than latitude because it has more degrees.


00:33All right, so for those of you who are just entering...

00:35...thank you for coming to the Introduction to ArcGIS Server session.

00:39My name is Derek Law...

00:40...and I'll be one of your copresenters, and I believe my other copresenter, will...Dan, will be here shortly.

00:46I think he probably stepped out.

00:48I said to folks earlier in the room... facilitate making this session more user-friendly for you guys, a couple of key things.

00:56You may want to have your UC planner handy, so immediately next to you.

01:01Throughout this session we will refer to other technical sessions...

01:04...for you guys to learn more information on a specific topic.

01:07So you may want to have that guide handy so you can circle the relevant time or offering of that session.

01:15The other thing is, for those of you taking...who plan on...who's going to take copious notes like in college, right?

01:21Don't sweat it.

01:22You are...I want you guys to enjoy your user conference experience.

01:25If you want to have a copy of this PowerPoint presentation, okay...

01:30...give me your business card and write down the name of the technical session...

01:34...and leave it with Dan or myself at the end of the session, and I'll mail you a copy on Friday.

01:39Is that fair?

01:41There may be a couple of slides where I say hey, here's a key idea, you may want to write this down.

01:46But I...I don't want you guys to stress about taking notes.

01:48Whenever I do the versioning session, people get all overwhelmed.

01:52So we want you to guys to have a good time and really just enjoy the content.

01:58So you...Dan was not here when I told my geography jokes.

02:02It was a tough crowd today, they didn't like them at all.

02:06Should I tell one more?

02:07I've got to stall for five more minutes here.

02:10Let's see...

02:12Do you have any more?

02:13I...I do have a few more, yes.

02:15But I want to use them all up today, so...

02:18Okay, here's one more.

02:19How many of you are going to come tomorrow?

02:22Probably not.

02:23After my jokes I don't know if they're going to come back.

02:25All right, here's one more.

02:27What does a map...okay, we all know what a map is, and the famous movie star John Len...

02:35I'm blanking on his name now...

02:37John Wayne...

02:38What does a map and the famous movie star John Wayne...

02:41...played a cowboy in lots of movies...have in common?

02:45This is also an advanced one.

02:47John Wayne, movie star, played a lot of cowboys and...and soldiers, I believe, and then a map.

02:54I'm thinking more specifically of a property or an attribute of a map.

03:02[Inaudible question from audience]

03:03That's right, they are both legends, or a map has a legend and John Wayne is a legend.

03:09Oh, okay...

03:10I'm not a... Dude, I don't know, it's a tough crowd.

03:14That was worse than I thought.

03:17The ice cap one was good, I thought.

03:19We'll have to go over it later.

03:22So for again, for those of you who are coming in...

03:25...please have your user conference planner next to you in case you want to circle some relevant sessions. Okay?

03:30We have a big topic, Introduction to ArcGIS Server.

03:33Who's u... who's using ArcGIS Server right now?

03:36I just want to learn more.

03:37Okay, so for those of you guys who have...have you guys installed it and running, right...?

03:43Who's like the ArcGIS Server installer in their organization, and they know everything's that going on?

03:48Good, okay.

03:49And for those of you who are user...are you guys end users?

03:51Who are end users? So you're working with it but you want to learn more...

03:53...about how it's working behind the scenes, under the hood?

03:56Okay. This is the session for you. All right?

04:00As the title said, this is ArcGIS Server, An Introduction...

04:02...and this is targeted towards beginner and intermediate users.

04:07So if you came here to learn more about what ArcGIS Server is...

04:11...and how it works under the hood, this is the session for you.

04:14If you're an advanced ArcGIS Server user, you've stripped it out, you've done a distributed install...'ve gone to the geodatabase and messed around with the repository tables...

04:23...this may not be the session for you.

04:25I want to set appropriate expectations.

04:27As the name implies, this is an introductory session. Okay.

04:31We are going to cover a whole bunch of different topics.

04:35And the goal of Dan and I is to ensure that you guys leave here with at least a fundamental understanding...

04:41...of some of the basics of what ArcGIS Server is, what are some of the key terms...

04:46...and give you a working vocabulary of all the different concepts related to ArcGIS Server... when you go to the other sessions you'll have an idea and you'll be able to follow along. Okay.

04:56Save all your hard, very challenging questions for Dan.

05:01He will...he will be available...

05:02Thanks Derek.

05:03Yeah, no, I'm always looking out for you, Dan.

05:22All right, we have a couple more minutes, so...

05:24I just want to make sure everyone's comfy.

05:26Do any of you have a joke...for Derek?

05:30The jokes are good, man, they're clean.

05:31They're politically correct, you know?

05:36For those of you who just came in, I was...who's attending the user conference for the first time?

05:41Right, several of you...there's more of you now.

05:43I mentioned to people earlier in the audience, I strongly recommend...

05:48...for those of you who are attending for the first time...

05:50...and even those who are returning, find a regional group meeting tonight.

05:55Go there and enjoy some free beverages and food.

06:00You might want to...and also meet new users, of course, right?

06:03So you can go to the...oh, I don't know...South Central User Group even if...'re from Alaska or something like that.

06:08Doesn't matter; you should just go in, there's a...ESRI Canada is holding one, I believe ESRI Germany has one.

06:14So check it out.

06:15All right, why don't we get started here.

06:19So again, thank you guys for showing up to the ArcGIS Server, An Introduction, technical session.

06:25My name is Derek Law, my colleague is Dan Haag, and thank you guys for showing up.

06:30We appreciate it, and we know it's early for this very light topic, right, ArcGIS Server.

06:35But it's important that you understand some key concepts.

06:39So we have a very full session.

06:41We are going to cover a lot of different topics.

06:44And as I mentioned earlier, the objective of this session is to give you guys an understanding...

06:49...of some of the key, fundamental pieces of ArcGIS Server.

06:53We want you to walk away so that you understand some of the key, you know, properties, some of the key ideas.

06:59We want to give you guys a working vocabulary...

07:01...of some of the terms that you'll hear as you go to other ArcGIS Server sessions.

07:06So it's a very good starting point.

07:08So we'll talk about what it is...

07:10...we'll go over some of the different types of Web services that it can create for you.

07:14We'll talk about the process, and Dan will demonstrate this for you...

07:17...the process of publishing a resource or a map document onto the Web.

07:21You'll learn about the different clients to ArcGIS Server...

07:24...and then we'll conclude with the different editions and licensing levels of ArcGIS Server, okay?

07:30So Dan has some awesome demonstrations.

07:33And, as I mentioned to some people earlier, please have your user conference agenda out and, and next to you.

07:39Because throughout the presentation we will refer to other technical sessions.

07:44And you may want to quickly circle that on your conference calendar, okay.

07:47That's the participatory part.

07:49Dan and I will make ourselves available to you at the end of the session.

07:52I will be at the Server Island all afternoon, and Dan will give you his cell phone number for 24-hour, 24/7 tech support.

08:00I'll be at the Server Island, too.

08:01He's going to hate me at the end of this week.

08:03I'll be at the...I'll be at the Server Island as well.

08:05Okay, cool.

08:06...for the rest of the week.

08:08So, ArcGIS.

08:10I'm sure you've seen this slide or some form of it already, right?

08:13The Complete GIS System, integrated system.

08:17John Calkins, during the plenary, used the analogy of music.

08:20How Scott Morehouse, our lead director of research software development, said...

08:25...yeah, we want to have GIS like music.

08:27You can listen to music through several different mediums, right?

08:30The radio, the Internet, on TV.

08:33Same thing with GIS, right.

08:34ArcGIS, we have these...we've identified three general patterns.

08:38You can access GIS through the Web, right, through Web clients with mapping applications.

08:43You can access GIS through mobile clients...

08:45...ArcGIS Mobile and now the iPhone, soon to be Android, and also the classic desktop, okay?

08:51All of this information is accessed over the Internet, through the Web, published by different services.

08:58Published through ArcGIS Server.

09:00And on the right-hand side of the slide, we have three different levels, if you will, of implementation.

09:05So, local, enterprise, or the cloud now.

09:07You can now take ArcGIS Server, run it on the cloud through ArcGIS Server for Amazon.

09:14So ArcGIS Server, then, is a complete, out-of-the-box...

09:17...Web-based GIS. It's a, it's a very generic term, but yeah, we give you...

09:22By getting this product, we give you the ability to set up an ArcSDE geodatabase.

09:27So, spatial data management.

09:30We also give you the ability to take analysis tools or GIS data...

09:36...and publish them over the Internet, on the Web, as a resource. Okay?

09:41Pretty powerful stuff.

09:43And we're going to talk about that in more detail.

09:45Because you're like yeah, Derek, I've heard this before.

09:47I want to...I want to get under the hood.

09:48I want to learn more meat.

09:50I promise you we'll do that.

09:52The other thing to be aware of is ArcGIS Server is available on two platforms, .NET and Java.

09:57Totally up to you, depends on really what platform you want to use.

10:03We also know that ArcGIS Server, that allows you serve out your GIS resources...

10:07...on this slide here we have a...a vague concept diagram.

10:10At the bottom are the different services that you can serve, all right?

10:14And we'll talk about each different type of service later on.

10:17The point is, ArcGIS Server takes the different resources, makes them available over the Web... that you can have many different clients accessing and interacting with these GIS resources.

10:27And as you'll see at the top, we will also go over some of these clients, okay?

10:32This is the key conceptual idea of ArcGIS Server.

10:36You can take your GIS data, your information, your analysis tools in the form of models...

10:42...and share them over the Internet for other people to use.

10:46Could be within your organization, could be outside your organization.

10:49Depends on how you configure ArcGIS Server.

10:54But let's look at it in terms of what are the key things?

10:57And for those of you taking notes...

10:58...this is probably one of those slides where you may want to write down those...those...that yellow text.

11:03When you have ArcGIS Server, there are four pieces to be aware of.

11:08The first is called the Web Server.

11:10This is that piece of software that allows you to take your resource and share it over the Internet, right?

11:16Could be Microsoft Internet Information Server, IIS; could be Apache; could be some other product.

11:24Piece number two is the Server Object Manager, also called the SOM.

11:29And as the name would imply, this is the resource manager.

11:32This is the process that runs on your machine and listens for any requests for information from clients.

11:40It takes that request and it assigns that piece of work to a workhorse.

11:46That workhorse process is called the SOC, Server Object Container.

11:51So this is another process that will be running on your machine that does the number crunching...

11:55...that physically retrieves the data from the database.

11:58That does that query, whatever the case may be.

12:01So typically in an ArcGIS Server installation... would have one SOM process, one boss, many SOC processes; many workers, right?

12:14Finally, the last piece is known as the geodatabase.

12:17All right? This really refers back to ArcSDE technology...

12:21...that software that we've built at Esri to install in a database platform... enable you to have a geodatabase.

12:30All right? Sets up those repository tables, enables versioning, geodatabase replication, archiving, etc.

12:36That's it; that's these four pieces, Web Server, SOM, SOC, geodatabase.

12:43Those are the key pieces.

12:46The other thing to be aware of is...

12:47...I could theoretically install all of these pieces on one machine for a medium to small solution.

12:57Or, I could install these different pieces across four different machines or three different machines...

13:02...whatever configuration works for you depending on your business workflow.

13:06So you can have a single installation or a distributed installation, totally flexible, totally scalable.

13:13And I have more information...

13:15...Dan and I have more information to address those questions if you have them.

13:20All right; yeah, Derek I have the theory, I'm a simple guy...

13:24...I work with Development all the time and I always tell them... to me like I'm a two-year old, I really want to understand this. All right?

13:30So I always like to draw a picture.

13:32And here's the conceptual diagram that Dan and I have prepared for you guys... you can visualize all the different pieces.

13:38As I mentioned, the first piece is the geodatabase, right.

13:42Our spatial data storage model.

13:45It is also known as the database server...

13:48...the geodatabase for workgroup and enterprise solutions uses ArcSDE technology.

13:55We also have the SOM and the SOC.

13:58We now know the SOM and the SOC, they're both processes that run on our machine.

14:04The SOM is the manager, the SOC is the workhorse.

14:07It does the number crunching, it performs the query, it retrieves the map.

14:11Collectively, this piece could be called the GIS server.

14:14Again, this is more vocabulary for you... you go through our Help documentation or our white papers.

14:19And that last piece was the Web server.

14:21That piece of software that allows us to take our resource and share it over the Internet.

14:27All right? So our Web server is really the piece that talks to the Internet...

14:31...and we have many different clients that can access information from ArcGIS Server.

14:35And if you think about this concept diagram...'s very similar to that generic ArcGIS Server system diagram I showed you guys earlier, right?

14:45Again, we have those three main patterns, Web clients, mobile clients, and desktop clients.

14:54So what are GIS services?

14:56Okay Derek, you've mentioned that I can take my resource... data, my model, what have you, and make a GIS service.

15:03What does that mean, really, behind the scenes?

15:06A GIS service is simply a process that runs on your server machine.

15:12This process running on your server machine... shared through the Internet via our Web server software.

15:20So here you have a concept diagram where you have that box on the left-hand side.

15:24That represents my ArcGIS Server instance with my little geodatabase...

15:29...and I have four processes; four services running behind the scenes.

15:34That's why I have those little gear icons; it's not something you can open and look at...

15:37...but it's a service running on your machine.

15:40And in this case, I'm sharing out two map documents...

15:44...a model, and information from a geodatabase.

15:49That's all it is.

15:50You can get more technical, but at the end of the day...

15:52...a GIS service is a process running on your machine; you're sharing that resource out.

16:00So we have many different types of services available to you.

16:03This is not a comprehensive list; this is probably 90 percent of that list.

16:09Again, this is an entry-level course.

16:10But basically you can share information in a map... can share information in a globe document, you can create a geocoding or locator service...

16:20...if you want to enable that Find Address functionality.

16:24You can also share, or create a geodata service.

16:28In other words, you could share the contents of a geodatabase through geodatabase replication.

16:35You could create a model in ModelBuilder...

16:37...and share that ModelBuilder...sorry. Share that model over the Internet through a geoprocessing service.

16:42So if you designed a model that does some kind of analysis... could theoretically build a Web client with a button.

16:48They click that button, it will execute that model to do your analysis.

16:53And also you can share images.

16:55Now, there are other types of services, such as a feature service for editing or OGC...

17:00...or WMS service for some standard, but we'll get to that later on, okay?

17:07All right, so we know what ArcGIS Server is now.

17:11We know the four main pieces of ArcGIS Server.

17:14We also know what a service is and the types of services that are available.

17:18This is another one of those key slides to be aware of.

17:22You can talk to ArcGIS Server through several different Web protocols.

17:27Think of this loosely as communication methods.

17:31And as you can see by the slide...

17:32...we have four different types of communication methods that we support.

17:37REST...representational state transfer.

17:41SOAP...simple object access protocol.

17:44KML...those of you have...who's used Google Maps?

17:47I don't want to see anyone's hand raised.

17:48I'm just kidding, I'm just kidding.

17:50And then OGC. All right?

17:53So these are other terms that you will hear if you go to an ArcGIS Server session.

17:59It boils down to this; if people are talking about REST they might say, for example...

18:03...Yes, this JavaScript application talks to ArcGIS Server through REST.

18:08All that means is, it's a, it's a communication method; that's all it is. Okay?

18:13Something to be aware of is that REST is probably the most popular...

18:17...and it's probably where a lot of our development resources are now being directed towards...

18:21...because it's the most common and most popular communication method, or Web protocol.

18:27SOAP is an industry standard; KML, as I said before, is pretty much an industry standard...

18:33...because Google uses it and therefore uses KML.

18:35And OGC refers to the Open Geospatial Consortium.

18:40This is an organization, they meet, I think, every year.

18:44They're all across the globe and they define international standards.

18:48We support many of these international standards. Okay?

18:52So if you want to build a custom Web client in some other development language...

18:57...and you conform to these open standards... can then communicate with ArcGIS Server and get that information. Okay?

19:04I see some of you taking copious notes; that's great, I'm not criticizing, but I want you guys to relax.

19:10I mentioned this earlier; if you want to get a copy of the PowerPoint deck, leave me your business card...

19:15...with the name of the session at the end of the session, and I will e-mail it to you on Friday.

19:20You will also get it...a copy of the PowerPoint at the proceedings... the proceedings CD, but I think that's probably like a month away. don't stress. Okay?

19:30We doing good so far?

19:33Do you want to hear another joke? Probably not.

19:37All right, we just talked about different Web protocols, communication methods to ArcGIS Server.

19:42This is key. I mentioned this on the previous slide...

19:46...REST is probably the most popular Web protocol that we use...

19:49...both internally at Esri and that we're promoting.

19:52There is something called the ArcGIS Services directory.

19:56And as you can see by the slide, this really refers to the REST endpoint, or the REST Web protocol.

20:04You'll probably see this in any kind of programming or customization session.

20:09So what Esri has done is, we've provided for you a way to visually look at all the different Web services...

20:17...that are available for a specific ArcGIS Server installation through the REST endpoint.

20:24This is known as the services directory.

20:27So this is a screen capture of a Web browser...

20:30...and, in fact, it's a screen capture of the REST services directory.

20:36And every hyperlink in that screen capture...

20:39...links to more information about a specific service being published off of that server instance.

20:46Dan will demonstrate this for you later on.

20:49But this is another key idea that you may hear.

20:52ArcGIS Services Directory is a visual view, or window if you will...

20:58...into an ArcGIS Server installation through REST.

21:04All right, last slide for the session.

21:07Okay Derek, you've talked about what ArcGIS Server is in theory, we've touched on some concepts...

21:12...we know what type of services that it can generate...

21:15...we also know the different ways to talk to an ArcGIS Server instance.

21:19But what do I get out of the box? All right?

21:23When you get ArcGIS Server, and after you've done all the installation...

21:27...this would be the end-user user interface.

21:31It's called the ArcGIS Server Manager, a Web-based application. All right?

21:36You type in the URL for your local machine, and this is the user interface...

21:40...that you can use to manage your ArcGIS Server installation...

21:44...make services, set up security, delete a service, stop a service, et cetera, et cetera.

21:50And I'm going to actually...Dan will show it to you, demonstrate it for you in the next demo.

21:54Okay, here's that participatory part of the, of the session.

21:59If you want to learn more about these topics, grab your UC planner and circle the time and location, right?

22:04If you want to install ArcGIS Server, this is where you go on Thursday.

22:08If you want to learn about OGC and working with ArcGIS Server... want to go to the Wednesday or Thursday session. Okay?

22:15Now I'm going to advance the slide because we do have a lot to talk about.

22:19I'm going to pass it to Dan.

22:21All right, thanks Derek.

22:23So the first thing we want to show you is this kind of complete management application...

22:27...for ArcGIS Server called the ArcGIS Server Manager.

22:31I'm going to go into my programs group, ArcGIS...

22:34...then there's an ArcGIS Server for the Microsoft .NET framework.

22:38And here you can see the link to launch the ArcGIS Server Manager.

22:42So when that comes up I'm going to go ahead and log in...

22:44...using an account that has been added to what's called the AGS Admin User Group.

22:51So there are actually a couple of accounts that are created for your user groups...

22:55...that are created for you when you install ArcGIS Server.

22:59There's an AGS Admin, an AGS Users Group.

23:02So this account, or this login that you use, has to be a member of that AGS admin group.

23:10So one of the first things that you'll see is you have some quick links... the functional areas inside of ArcGIS Server Manager.

23:17But you also notice that there is a help link.

23:19So this is a great resource to use to get more information right off the bat in working with ArcGIS Server.

23:27Or maybe you need a, you know, quick access to...well, how do I configure ArcGIS Server...

23:32...for a one-machine deployment?

23:34That's the same kind of configuration that I'm working with here on my, on my laptop.

23:39You'll also notice that there's even a link to the ArcGIS Server Resource Center...

23:42...and the ability to link to Esri.

23:47So let's go ahead and take a look at some of these different functional areas inside of Server Manager.

23:52One of the things that you'll notice is you can access the services that you have running on your Server instance.

23:58This is going to take a few seconds to browse and refresh the content that's running on my server...

24:12Derek, did you have another joke for this part?

24:15Oh, now you want another joke!

24:19I need to...I need to think, you could throw me off my game here...

24:24I guess it's still loading...

24:27It's still refreshing.

24:29Okay. Does anyone have a quick question?

24:30[Inaudible audience question]

24:38Okay, do you want to flip while it's loading?

24:42Okay, which slide specifically, sir?

24:44[Inaudible audience question]


24:51We have probably three least two or three more of these type of slides, so...

24:56Okay, we're good now.


24:58All right, so here are the services that are running on my local instance.

25:02One of the things you'll notice...

25:03I have a...I've created some groups to manage the services that I have running... I have services that do geoprocessing.

25:10I have locators, I have maps, I have a folder for services based around water utilities applications.

25:17And I have also created an Intro to AGS folder... organize the services that I want to use in this session.

25:25There's also access to applications.

25:27So you can use's a wizard-driven utility...

25:30...that you can use to create more or less an out-of-the-box...

25:34...Web application developer framework app, using Server Manager.

25:39We're not really going to focus on that today.

25:41We're going to focus primarily on the Web application programming interfaces during this session.

25:47You also have a link to your GIS server configuration.

25:51So you can view the log files, you can look at the host machines.

25:55Maybe you need to add a host machine.

25:57Derek talked about having a distributed install of ArcGIS Server.

26:02Or maybe you have the ArcGIS Image Server extension.

26:05So this is where you can go to register that Image Server to your ArcGIS Server instance.

26:11You can look at your server directories...

26:14...and you can even establish security for your ArcGIS Server instance...

26:18...using the default security model.

26:21Now, what I want to do is actually go back to the services, and I want to publish a new GIS resource.

26:28So I'm going to go ahead and click on that...

26:31...and before I actually go through the utility to publish I'm going to bring up a map document.

26:35So this is a map document that I've authored.

26:37It has some incidents from...some historic crime incidents from Lincoln, Nebraska.

26:43So we're going to probably make Lincoln, Nebraska, look a little bad today...

26:47...and that's no knock on Lincoln, but it's data I had.

26:53What I've done is, I've actually exported this as a, as an MSD file or a map service definition file.

26:59And we'll go through that in the next demonstration...

27:01...but I want to point out that I've enabled time for this layer inside of ArcMap.

27:05So that's one of the new capabilities of ArcGIS 10, is this ability to enable time for a layer.

27:12So go ahead and close that map document.

27:16And the other thing I want to do, real quick, is bring up my Windows Task Manager.

27:20So I want to point out, though, the Arc SOC processes that are running.

27:25You see right now we have five Arc SOC processes running.

27:28As Derek mentioned, these are the workhorse processes for ArcGIS Server.

27:32These processes actually manage or support the functionality of the resource...

27:39...that I'm going to publish as a service. Okay?

27:43So I'm going to go through this...

27:44...I'm going to browse to share on my machine, and here is the map service definition file...

27:51...I have for my link in crime incidents.

27:53I'm going to publish that into this Intro to AGS folder, click Next...

27:59...and then I have the ability to choose what capabilities I want to enable on this service.

28:06So mapping is always going to be enabled for a map document or a map service definition resource.

28:14I also want to enable feature access.

28:15So this is a new capability at ArcGIS Server 10.

28:19So feature...feature access allows the server to deliver not just features but also symbology to the client.

28:27WMS, Web map service, is one of the OGC capabilities that Derek mentioned earlier, as is WFS.

28:35You'll see that Keyhole Markup Language, or KML, is checked on or enabled by default.

28:40And I could also enable geodata access.

28:42So this...the...the data repository for this incidents layer is actually SQL Express.

28:49So I'm using the Workgroup edition of ArcGIS Server to manage my spatial data.

28:55So I could also enable geodata access if I wanted to.

28:59It's not really needed for this service, so I'm just going to go ahead and click Next and finish.

29:06And meanwhile, I'll bring back the task manager.

29:08And you'll notice, now we have a total of seven Arc SOC processes running.

29:14So by default, it's going to create two new SOC processes to manage this resource on my server instance.

29:25That's still publishing.

29:28You guys can put on the comment form, Dan needs a new laptop with more memory.

29:37It's the network.

29:38It''s the network, yeah.

29:44Okay, with that, I think I'm just going to ahead and turn it back over to Derek.

29:47It's publishing; I'm not too worried about it, so we'll go ahead and continue on.

29:51But that's just a quick tour of ArcGIS Server Manager.

29:54Again, I recommended any of you...once you go through the install...

29:58...go ahead and browse, start working with Manager and begin to explore its capabilities.

30:04And here, if we go ahead and refresh that... you see the service has published...

30:08...and we're actually getting back a very small thumbnail so we know we have...

30:12...we have, indeed, published that successfully.

30:15All right, Derek?

30:16Awesome. Thanks Dan.

30:22All right, so Dan quickly demonstrated for you ArcGIS Server Manager...

30:29...and showed you how easy it was to publish a map document.

30:33To publish that map document and make it available as a resource on the Web.

30:37So we have this slide here that talks about the workflow for using ArcGIS Server.

30:40What's the process that I need to do to make a resource available through ArcGIS Server?

30:45Three easy steps, all right? Author, publish, use. It's that simple.

30:51I author a map document; I can go into ArcMap...

30:54...create a map document, add the data that I want, set the symbology that I want.

30:57I could create an address locator if I want to do geocoding...

31:01...I could create and edit data in a geodatabase if I want to publish a geodatabase.

31:05All that stuff is done in ArcGIS Desktop.

31:08That last bullet there...

31:09...I have to make sure that if I'm going to share data in a geodatabase through ArcGIS Server...

31:15...I have to make sure that the ArcGIS SOM and ArcGIS SOC accounts...

31:21...which manage those processes, can access the data inside that geodatabase.

31:26I then publish it.

31:27And you'll see a few slides from now...

31:29...I have three different ways to make that resource available through ArcGIS Server.

31:34I can publish through ArcCatalog, ArcMap...

31:36...or as you saw Dan demonstrate, inside ArcGIS Server Manager...

31:40...wizard driven, right, very user-friendly.

31:42And then the last step, of course, is using it.

31:44I take my resource, I share it, then I can contact other people within or outside my organization...

31:51...and then they can access that information through several different clients...

31:54...which we'll, we will review in the third section of this lecture.

31:58All right, so again, step one, author that map.

32:03You use ArcMap in ArcGIS Desktop. It's a very powerful cartographic application... create your map document, right?

32:09We have that WYSIWYG, I'm sure you've all heard of that.

32:13What you see is what you get when you publish that service.

32:18And we want you to follow best practices for creating optimal maps...

32:22...such as setting scale-dependent renderers, using simple symbols.

32:27You're not going to have a map at the continental scale showing every single road of every single city.

32:34It does not make sense.

32:35These are simple cartographic principles you want to follow.

32:38The other thing to be aware of, and I know you saw this yesterday...

32:41...through Bernie's demo, is, right?

32:45Great resource, hosted by Esri.

32:47We offer many different maps to use as basemaps, published as map services.

32:54We also have map templates.

32:56So if you want, we give you a starting point for a map as well.

33:03All right, so this is a placeholder slide.

33:05I'm now going to talk about several different key terms...

33:08...that you will hear when discussing ArcGIS Server concepts.

33:13And everything in yellow you may want to quickly right down.

33:16These are key ideas that you want to walk away from this session understanding and knowing...

33:21...and we're going to cover each one of these ideas in more detail. All right?

33:25So a map service, you can have two different types, a cached map service or a dynamic map service.

33:32A map service can be based on one of two formats, classic and optimized.

33:38And I kind of cheated with classic, because you won't really see that in the documentation.

33:42It''s more like internal Esri or Esri slang, and I'll talk about what that means in a minute.

33:47And then finally, when you make your Web map or your Web application... want to understand the difference between basemaps and operational layers. Okay?

33:58All right, so what is a cached map service?

34:01This is the first type of map service; probably the most common that you will see.

34:06A cached map service basically means I've taken my data and I've pregenerated that data...

34:13...or that information as a collection of images that are stored on the server.

34:18It's usually raster data, but we could also use it for vector data.

34:23We use it for data that typically does not change.

34:27And the...the last bullet on the slide is at ArcGIS 10 we have the compact cache.

34:32This is the default setting now at the 10 release.

34:35We highly recommend you use the compact cache, it's faster.

34:40Okay Derek, what does that mean?

34:42Let's look at our concept diagram at the bottom of the slide.

34:45I have my ArcGIS Server instance, and I have my raster image.

34:50I want to make this raster image available as a resource, so what do I do?

34:56I can right-click on it and publish it as an image service or as a map service, I'm sorry, a map service, all right?

35:03As Dan showed you.

35:04When I do that, when I publish that map service...

35:07...what the software does is it takes the data, chops it up into a series of smaller tiles or smaller images.

35:16Each one of those smaller squares are called a map tile.

35:19I will have a collection of these map tiles.

35:23So I've taken my data, chopped it up into a small collection of images.

35:27Then I take this collection of images, and I store it in what's called a cache folder or cache directory.

35:34So right now, I have ArcGIS Server running...

35:38...I have my map service running illustrated by that gears icon...

35:43...and I have a folder on my ArcGIS Server machine...

35:47...that stores this collection of imagery, my cache if you will.

35:51So it's already pregenerated.

35:53The beauty of doing this is that now if I have my Web client and it says hey, I want to look at this data...

36:00...all ArcGIS Server has to do is quickly retrieve that one image that the viewer...

36:06...that the client is looking at and push it back out to the client.

36:09It's really, really fast.

36:11Because I've already preprocessed and pregenerated my data.

36:15Precreated my cache. Okay?

36:19The other option is called a dynamic map service...

36:22...and I'm sure you guys can probably guess what's going to happen here now, right?

36:25A dynamic map service, data content is generated as needed. Right?

36:31Typically used for data that changes a lot, because it's going to query the information from that database.

36:38Typically vector data, but not always.

36:40So in this workflow I've already published my map service, it's already running.

36:45My client makes a request to ArcGIS Server.

36:50ArcGIS here's the here's the key part then...the service queries information from the database.

36:58What is querying the database? Any guesses?

37:02We're all wearing them on our feet?

37:05SOCs...Well, except for those who are wearing sandals. SOCs, right?

37:07The SOC process is the thing that' the process that's querying the database.

37:11That's grabbing that information. It might take some time.

37:14Once it's grabbed that information, it then sends it back to the client.

37:18So in general, which...which type of service is faster?

37:22In general?

37:23Dyna...who says dynamic?

37:26Who says cache?

37:27Yeah, cache.

37:28Okay, that's pretty intuitive.

37:29We have white papers that talk about this, that go over different case scenarios.

37:33Come see Dan or me for more information.

37:35But that's a key concept you want to be aware of.

37:37Depends on the data.

37:39If I have some detailed geometric network I want to share, probably want to use a dynamic map service.

37:45But it only activates when I zoom in.

37:48If I want to share information for a basemap of the entire world...

37:51...probably want to use a dynamic service, right?

37:56Just making sure you're all listening. Yeah! Want to use a cache service, okay? All right.

38:01Map service formats.

38:04What the...this slide, what it boils down to is... can publish your map service based on one of two file types.

38:10An MXD, which is a map document, or an MSD, an optimized map document.

38:17And that's what the diagram is simply showing.

38:19They're basically the same thing; depends on the file format you're going to publish.

38:23And we, at Esri...or Esri, strongly recommend you use the optimized map service...

38:29...because as the same would imply it is faster. All right?

38:33When you work inside ArcMap, you create a map document.

38:36By default, it is an MXD.

38:39At the 9.3.1 release, inside ArcMap we added this new toolbar...

38:44...called the Map Service Publishing Toolbar.

38:47Dan's going to show this to you I think, right?



38:52And it has tools that looks at your map document, does an analysis, and says...

38:57...Hey, have you done everything you could to make that map document optimal, good for the Web.

39:04It does the analysis, it gives you options to modify your map document...

39:08...and then it allows you to save that map document as an MSD file or an optimized map document.

39:17All right, we finished step number one, now we're on step number two.

39:21We've authored our information, now we can publish that resource through ArcGIS Server.

39:26Three different options, right?

39:28Inside ArcCatalog I have a screen capture of the catalog tree.

39:32Like 90 percent of all the other functionality inside Desktop, right-click.

39:37And I can publish that to ArcGIS Server.

39:40Notice in the screen capture I have two file types, MXD or MSD.

39:46And pretty much unofficially we are telling people, go with the MSD, ignore the MXD when you want to publish it.

39:53Inside ArcMap at the 9.3.1 release we introduced this Map Publishing toolbar.

40:00This is the toolbar that we can use to create that MSD file.

40:05And finally, inside ArcGIS Server Manager... saw Dan demonstrate this to you in the earlier demo, you can quickly publish a map service.

40:15So here are the sessions related to the topics.

40:17Again, take your UC planner.

40:18If you want to learn about caching, go to the Designing and Using Cached Map Services.

40:24If you want to learn about authoring inside ArcMap to take those map documents and publish them over...

40:30...through Server, you want to go one, to one of the best practices sessions. Okay?

40:35We're going to have a slide at the end of the session with all the topics listed.

40:39So if you don't...if you don't have time to write this down, it's okay.

40:43All right, Dan?

40:46Okay, thanks Derek.

40:48So here we are, we're back in ArcMap...

40:49...and now we want to go through the author and publishing workflow from inside of ArcMap.

40:54So you notice I have a few very simple layers added to this MXD.

41:00I don't have a basemap.

41:02I'm not going to be publishing a basemap.

41:03I don't need to publish a basemap.

41:06I mean, we could go through that, that would...if we were going to build a basemap and... a cached map service, that's really for the, the other sessions that a...the session that Derek referenced.

41:17I don't need a basemap, because I can pull a basemap off of ArcGIS Online.

41:22Now, let's say I did have a...I do have a lot of local authoritative data...

41:27...that I want to leverage in a basemap.

41:30What I would encourage any of you to do is use the Resource Center.

41:35There's actually a Map Templates section that you can get to.

41:39And there's a Map Templates Gallery that you can access.

41:43So if you're like me and you don't really have strong cartographic skills...

41:47...and you maybe don't have a really good cartographer on staff... can take advantage of these templates that are out there.

41:53These are the same templates that we use to support the cached basemaps...

41:58...that are available on ArcGIS Online.

42:02So you can find the template that you're interested in, browse to it, you can download it...

42:07...and essentially pour your data into the template, build a service, and create a cached basemap.

42:12So let's go back to ArcMap.

42:14So again, we have just a few very simple feature layers.

42:17Again, these are crime...gang crime-related incidents in Lincoln, Nebraska.

42:23So we have some graffiti tags...

42:25...incidents that we've designated as gang activities and in schools and police divisions.

42:31You'll notice that I've added the Map Service Publishing toolbar into my ArcMap session.

42:37So the first thing I want to do is run a validation check on these layers that are in my map document.

42:44And you'll notice that I have one high severity error.

42:49What's nice about this table of results is I can do...I can just right-click and...

42:54...I can get some information about...back about that error and ideally how to repair it.

42:59So in this case, I need to set the data source for this Graffiti Tags layer.

43:03So I'll go ahead and browse to my local database instance...

43:09...go ahead and fix that...fix that data source error, and then rerun the validation.

43:17And now you notice I have some warnings.

43:19Now, an error will prevent me from publishing the map service definition file.

43:25Warnings simply give you an indication that if you were to repair these... will get better performance from your map service.

43:34In this case, it's telling me that my Layers data source has a different projection.

43:38So I'm using a local coordinate system for Lincoln, Nebraska...

43:42...but I'm going to be overlaying this on top of a Web Mercator basemap coming from ArcGIS Online.

43:49So I don't want to mess around with that right now.

43:51I'll go ahead and accept the fact that my performance might be degraded a little bit, and we'll continue on.

43:57So the next button allows me to preview this map.

44:00So this gives me a rough idea of what this will look like as a published service.

44:05So I can zoom in, you can see some of the scale dependency on the map document.

44:11And I'm pretty happy with that performance... I'm going to go ahead and save out this map service definition file.

44:18So I'll call it Lincoln Gang Crime, and we'll save it.

44:20I'm going to save it in the same folder as my MXD.

44:23There's no stand-alone editing tool for a map service definition file.

44:27So if you edit the map document that was used to derive that MSD...'ll have to make those changes in ArcMap...

44:35...and resave the MSD if you want to reflect those changes in your service.

44:41And now I can go ahead and publish this to ArcGIS Server.

44:44So I'm going to publish this service into my Intro to AGS folder, click Next.

44:49Again, I'm going to add the feature access capability, and we'll go ahead and finish the publication.

44:56All right, so I can minimize ArcMap.

44:58I'm going to go into ArcCatalog now.

45:00And one thing that I usually always like to do after I publish a service... go ahead and check to make sure that that service published successfully.

45:07So I'm going to refresh my connection to ArcGIS Server.

45:12This is actually a Web-based connection this time.

45:15Here's my Lincoln gang crime service, and I'll preview that in ArcCatalog.

45:20And there we can see that the service did, indeed, publish successfully.

45:24So just a very simple publishing workflow from inside of ArcMap.

45:29I do a validation check using the Map Service Publishing toolbar, save out my MSD...

45:34...and publish that to ArcGIS Server, and now we can go ahead and start working on some clients.


45:45All right, thanks Dan.

45:47Wasn't that awesome?

45:48You guys should be like, Ooooh...or...

45:50No? No excitement? Still too early.

45:53All right. We'll dazzle you...Dan will dazzle you with the next one, I promise.

45:58All right, so Dan touched on a couple of topics...key terms that we want to highlight for you.

46:04When you're preparing your map to be served over the Web... want to take into consideration...

46:10...when you're building your Web mapping application or your Web map...

46:13...the types of layers that you will use and what those layers are going to be used for.

46:19So these are two of the terms to be aware of, basemaps and operational layers.

46:23Operational layers are layers of data that you will probably do some analysis with or interact with. All right?

46:31Basemaps are data layers that are static.

46:34Typically, they are there for window dressing.

46:36They help give a background to the Web mapping application.

46:40So in this concept diagram, what we're basically saying is basemaps go on the bottom...

46:45...operational layers go on top...

46:47...collectively they create or form your Web map or your Web mapping application.

46:52You may have heard the term "map sandwich" in some of the mapping or cartography sessions as well. Okay?

46:57So these are the other terms to be aware of.

47:01So here we've hit section number three now.

47:03We've done step one, we've authored our data, we've done step two...

47:07...we know how to publish our resource, now step three...we use it.

47:11All right. Here are our clients to ArcGIS Server.

47:14Everything in yellow can interact with services from ArcGIS Server.

47:18The first bullet, of course, is our collection or suite of products from the ArcGIS family... Desktop, Explorer, ArcReader, custom applications built with ArcGIS Engine.

47:30We also have Web applications, right? Two different types.

47:34Some are server-based, some are browser-based...

47:37...and we'll talk about Web applications in more detail in the next section.

47:41We can also have mobile clients.

47:43You can use ArcGIS Mobile to access services.

47:46And ArcGIS for iOS, that new Apple name for ArcGIS for the iPhone or iPad or iTouch. Right?

47:53Very, very cool.

47:55And then, of course, OGC clients, that Open Geospatial Consortium clients.

48:00Remember, you can communicate to services published from ArcGIS Server...

48:06...through several different methods.

48:08One of them was OGC Standards.

48:10Dan mentioned this to you, WMS, WFS, WPS.

48:15And other applications such as open layers, G_____________, Google Earth, et cetera...

48:20...can access information from ArcGIS Server through these communication methods.

48:26So we're going to talk a bit about browser-based Web applications. All right?

48:31I can create a mashup with other Web services.

48:35And mashup is just basically a fancy word for combine.

48:39I can take different GIS services from different resources and combine them...

48:45...mash them up and display them into one client Web mapping application.

48:50So I could grab a service from

48:54...I could integrate my own GIS service from my ArcGIS Server instance...

48:58...I could go to Bing Maps and grab Bing Map services, mash them up or combine them...

49:04...and then integrate that into one Web mapping or Web client application.

49:07I can certainly do that.

49:09We can also add tasks, right?

49:10The beauty of ArcGIS Server is not only are we pushing out map data, we can push out functionality.

49:16So querying functionality, geoprocessing...

49:19...the find address capability, routing if you're using Network Analyst.

49:22All this is possible.

49:24The end result is to build a rich Internet application or RIA.

49:30You'll probably hear this term in server sessions as well.

49:33And something we want to highlight as a design practice is your end result... not to re-create ArcMap on the Web.

49:43That is bad.

49:45Your end result is to build an RIA; a focused application for a specific task.

49:52It's better performancewise, it's cleaner from a user interface perspective, and it's really, really quick. Okay?

50:00I mean, your end user might only use two percent of the functionality if you re-create ArcMap on the Web. Okay?

50:08And it's going to be slow.

50:10Let me rephrase that.

50:11It's going to likely be slower than a rich, Internet application.

50:15I don't want to use absolutes here.

50:19All right. So

50:21I'm sure you guys saw this demo yesterday, new Web site hosted by Esri...

50:26...offers many different resources, the map templates, the base layer data.

50:32We empower the GIS expert, because who's a programmer here?

50:36My arm should not be up, but who's a programmer here?

50:39Yeah. So for those of you who are not programmers, life is good at the 10 release.

50:43Why? I can go to, I can create a profile, log in, quickly create a mashup...

50:52...publish it as a resource...or share that map document with others, that Web map document.

50:57We have two out-of-the-box viewers that are built into, the Viewer and ArcGIS Explorer Online. Okay?

51:07Dan's going to show this to you.

51:08Very easy, very, very user-friendly.

51:12The other option is the ArcGIS Viewer for Flex.

51:16So if you have questions about that, come see me.

51:18I work with the dev team on this.

51:20We are currently in beta, I love it.

51:23That way, if something doesn't work, I'm going to say yeah, we're in beta.

51:26This is different than the other two options because this...this is an application.

51:32You go to the Resource Center, you download it, you install it on your local machine.

51:37And out of the box you can start working with this application to query and work with your data.

51:43The beauty of this product is that you can also customize it.

51:47If you don't like the logo, you can change it.

51:49If you don't like the...the color, you can change it.

51:51If you want to only use your data, you can do that.

51:54If you're a developer, you can write code to extend this application.

51:59If you're not a developer, like myself, editing XML tags, it's like editing HTML.

52:04Very easy, very user-friendly.

52:06And trust me when I say this, I talk to the developers all the time, guys, I don't know what's going on here.

52:11Make it easier for me.

52:13I want your feedback, I'm being very serious here on this product. Okay?

52:17But very useful, no programming required, out of the box as Dan will show you.

52:23Okay, related sessions.

52:25I am actually copresenting the session on top.

52:28Creating Web Applications...Web mapping, or...Creating Web Applications with ArcGIS.

52:32This is the session...

52:33...that will talk about those three different ready-to-deploy viewers I just mentioned...

52:38...the Viewer, ArcGIS Explorer Online, and the ArcGIS Viewer for Flex.

52:45We also have three sessions on Arc...on working with ArcGIS Online.

52:48If you want to learn about the base layer data that is available to you...

52:52...most cases for free, sometimes for a fee, depends on the data.

52:55And then we have a demo theater that talks about building mashups.

52:59How to take resources from many different sources...

53:02...combine them together to create one final Web client application.


53:09All right, thanks Derek.

53:12So hopefully many of you saw the demo that Bernie did yesterday... the plenary for ArcGIS Online, which you'll, which you'll find at

53:20So this is a, a resource, it's a, it's a Web site where users can share maps, can share Web maps...

53:26...applications, mobile apps, and even desktop applications and documents to both public and private groups.

53:36One of the new capabilities is a, is an map that you hopefully saw yesterday in the plenary.

53:44And you saw Bernie actually add a, add a Web map to...add a, add a local service to this map application.

53:54What I'm going to do this in a slightly different way.

53:57Derek mentioned, or already brought up what's called the services directory to ArcGIS Server.

54:02And the services directory is really a simple interface to the REST endpoint on an ArcGIS Server instance.

54:10So I'm going to browse to my services directory.

54:12It's a very simple client that you as a developer or ArcGIS Server administrator can use... find out or discover information about your services.

54:23So here's one of the services that I created earlier, this Lincoln gang crime map service.

54:27And you'll notice there is an map link...

54:32...that you can click on when you browse through that service.

54:37And when you click on that link, what it does is it's going to add your service to the map.

54:43This is a JavaScript Web application.

54:45Very simple and easy to work with.

54:48I'm going to go ahead and click on the Details link so I can get some more information...

54:53...about the...the layers that comprise this map service.

54:58If we zoom in, you'll notice the services that I added start to draw, the scale dependencies... just like they did when we were working inside of an ArcGIS client.

55:10It starts out, or the map always starts out with the topographic basemap.

55:15So this is a very good, very rich basemap that all of you have access to.

55:22So let me go ahead and, and show you a couple of the other capabilities.

55:24I can find an address.

55:28So maybe I want to see what's going on around the high school...Lincoln High School.

55:34I'll go ahead and find that, and there we can see that that geocoded to Lincoln High School.

55:39So here we're using or integrating another Web service.

55:43This is a locator service.

55:44So we're mashing up my local service...

55:46...we're accessing an online basemap, we're pulling in a locator service.

55:52So we have quite a bit of functionality here.

55:55I can expand the, the node for my Lincoln gang crime service, I can turn on my graffiti tags...

56:00...layer so that will draw, and I can identify any of these features as well.

56:06So some very nice functionality, very easy to access.

56:11But what if I want to share this with other users?

56:16That's very easy to do.

56:17So you notice that I have the ability to save this map.

56:21So I can go ahead and click Save...

56:25...and I'll go ahead and enter this in, we'll call it Lincoln Crime Map, give it a couple tags...

56:38...related crime and Lincoln....and we'll save that map.

56:48Now, it's saving to my local content on

56:55So now, if I click on

56:59...I go to My Content, you'll notice that this Lincoln crime map shows up.

57:04And currently it says that it's not shared.

57:07So I can go ahead and I can share this content.

57:10I could share it with everyone, or maybe I just want to share it with those...

57:13...that are members of a group that I belong to.

57:16So this Introduction to ArcGIS Server group.

57:19So I click OK, and now if I do a search, let's say I search for Lincoln crime...

57:29The Web map that I just published shows up, I can get some more information about that.

57:38And whoops, let's go back here...

57:40And I can open this again, I can open it inside that map...

57:44...I can open it in ArcGIS Explorer Online, or even in ArcGIS Desktop.

57:50Let's go ahead and click ArcGIS Explorer Online.

57:52So this is a new online version of ArcGIS Explorer.

57:56Actually it's using Silverlight running within the browser.

58:00And this has some additional functionality available to it.

58:03It's not the full-blown desktop version of ArcGIS Explorer...

58:07...but it has some very, very rich functionality.

58:10And you want to go ahead, for example, and switch out the basemap.

58:14So I could switch the basemap out and use Bing Maps Roads.

58:18And you'll notice if I...if I go ahead and get the details on my service, I can expand the node...

58:28...and I can even instantiate queries against the layers that are part of the service that I published because this is a dynamic service.

58:36So I have the ability to run queries on it.

58:39I can even edit or create a presentation much in way that Bernie showed yesterday, you know.

58:44We don't have enough time to go through all of that, I just wanted to get a...

58:47...give you a feeling for some of the very easy ways you can create these mashups...

58:52...share them with a large number of users very quickly and very easily through the...through the Web site.

59:01So now let's go ahead and switch gears a little bit.

59:04Many of you are familiar with the Flex Viewer for ArcGIS.

59:09So the Flex Viewer is now a fully supported, out-of-the-box client for ArcGIS Server.

59:17This is...we're actually looking at the beta 2 for the new ArcGIS Viewer for Flex.

59:22So here's the's the default viewer.

59:25I downloaded this from the Resource Center.

59:28I've unzipped it, it's running on my local server machine here.

59:33What I'm going to do is open up...I'll just take a quick look at how that appears.

59:38And now I'm going to browse to a version that I've taken.

59:41I've slightly modified this.

59:42So I simply copied the folder for the out-of-the-box Flex Viewer...

59:48...and I've made some modifications to what's called the config.xml file.

59:52So here's a slightly different looking version of this.

59:55You'll notice that I modified or added my own icon for the city of Lincoln, Nebraska...

1:00:00...changed the name, and we've also changed the default style sheet for...for the Flex Viewer.

1:00:09So let's go into Visual Studio.

1:00:10So you could use any XML editor to modify the config.xml file.

1:00:16Now I'm opening this inside of Visual Studio...

1:00:18...and we'll just browse through some of the changes that I've made.

1:00:21You notice here's where I changed the title.

1:00:24I've changed the logo right here.

1:00:26So all we're doing is editing XML tags.

1:00:30There's no coding required whatsoever... make any of the changes that we're going to show in a little tour of that viewer.

1:00:37Another change I made was modifying the initial map extents.

1:00:41So right here, I changed that, those values to match the initial extent of my map service.

1:00:48So where do I get those values?

1:00:49Well, I get those values...I get those values from my Services directory.

1:00:56So again, if I go into my Lincoln Gang Crime map service...

1:01:00...I can go ahead and grab these extent values...

1:01:03...simply copy and paste them into the config.xml file to make those changes.

1:01:11So other changes that I made.

1:01:13Well, I left all the basemaps alone.

1:01:15Again, I don't have a basemap.

1:01:17I'm not a good cartographer, I didn't feel like putting the basemap together, these rich basemaps already exist... I'm just going to leverage what's already out there.

1:01:25But what I did do is I modified some of what are called the operational layers.

1:01:30So the operational layers, as Derek mentioned, they define the content of the application.

1:01:35Basemaps provide you with...your user with geographic reference.

1:01:39Operational layers define the content, support the tasks...

1:01:43...and the user workflows, the real business needs of the application.

1:01:48So I've added two operational layers.

1:01:51I've added this Lincoln Gang Crimes layer.

1:01:54Again, all I had to do was copy a layer tag that was already in here...

1:01:59...and modi...paste it and then modify the label...

1:02:03...change the visibility, and modify the URL.

1:02:06And the URL, again, I simply get that from the Services directory.

1:02:11It's very easy.

1:02:13Then I added a feature service.

1:02:15So the Incidents layer that I published in the very beginning using ArcGIS Server Manager...

1:02:21...I added that layer as a feature service layer.

1:02:25And we'll, we'll take a look at how that's reflected inside the viewer in just a moment.

1:02:30So I made a few additional changes.

1:02:32I modified some of the default widgets that are supplied with the viewer.

1:02:36So I modified the XML that defines the Bookmarks widget.

1:02:40I added a new Query widget called Graffiti Tags.

1:02:44Again, all of these are simple modifications to XML files.

1:02:49And I added a Time widget.

1:02:52And we're not going to dive into the XML for each of those.

1:02:55That would be...Derek would be very unhappy with me...

1:02:58...and we'd run way over and you'd probably all fall asleep.

1:03:00But I do want to show you how these changes appear inside the viewer.

1:03:04You can always come by and talk to us afterwards, go to the booth...

1:03:08...or go to another session to get more information about that.

1:03:11But I want to point out that all of the changes are simply modifications...

1:03:16...configuration changes to default XML files.

1:03:20So I'm going to close the Find Address utility...

1:03:22...and let me go to my bookmarks and we'll just kind of explore around the application a little bit.

1:03:26So you see I've modified the default bookmarks to give me one for the northeast division.

1:03:32And you see how the know, again, my services start to appear.

1:03:37I could go into...I could go into the center division, or back out to the city of Lincoln.

1:03:43Let me close that.

1:03:44Let's go ahead, and again we'll find an address.

1:03:47So let's...let's bring up the address again for Lincoln High School.

1:03:55So I'll locate that...

1:03:57Again, this isn't a service that I have running on my machine, it's a service that's being hosted by Esri.

1:04:02I'll zoom out a little bit so you can see a little bit of that area around there.

1:04:06Again, I can toggle my basemaps.

1:04:08I can go from the streets map to the aerial to the topo...

1:04:12...and we'll go back to streets here for just a moment...

1:04:15...and click on this More button or hover or the More button.

1:04:19So now you notice I can Show/Hide some of the layers that I have.

1:04:23So maybe I want to turn on my Graffiti Tags layer.

1:04:26So here we have that layer drawing, and we can zoom in a little bit.

1:04:30But I've also added a widget, or I've customized a widget to support these graffiti tags.

1:04:35So that's one way we typically present, or represent, operational layers inside of the Flex Viewer.

1:04:42So here I have a Query widget that is supported by my Graffiti Tags layer.

1:04:49So I can very easily get information about these incidents as they're reported.

1:04:55It's a very nice, effective way to present point-based information.

1:04:59It's got a very dynamic...dynamically changing information.

1:05:04And now we have one more...there's one more capability I want to show here.

1:05:08So if you remember in the very beginning, I published this Incidents layer as a...out of ArcMap.

1:05:19And I incorporated the time capability inside of that.

1:05:23So I'm going to go ahead and turn on this Filter By Time widget.

1:05:27And again, because I published this with that capability added...

1:05:32...I can very easily create a widget or modify a widget...

1:05:36...that will allow me to step through these incidents...

1:05:39...these are from July or June 2006...

1:05:42...and see those incidents changing, over time.

1:05:46And here's the little Info window to get some more information about one of of these features.

1:05:51So again, very easy changes, no coding required, just config...modifications to default configuration files.

1:05:59You can create these very rich Internet applications, these mashups, quite easily.


1:06:10So no one's going, "Oooh!" Honestly, for those of you...Dan did a phenomenal job, and he showed the code.

1:06:18For those of you who might feel a little intimidated by the XML configuration file, don't be. Okay? If...

1:06:25...the configuration file...

1:06:27They can do it.

1:06:28He did a lot of fancy customizations, but I mean...yeah, exactly. If I can do it, you guys can do it.

1:06:34Because I am not a developer, okay?

1:06:36And basically, if you can edit HTML, you can edit this file.

1:06:42So great, all right.

1:06:45So what if you are a developer?

1:06:46Or what if you have developers working in your organization and you want to...

1:06:50...and this...the ready...the ready-to-deploy solutions don't quite address your business needs, you know?

1:06:57You guys could theoretically create and develop your own custom Web clients, okay?

1:07:03And what we're saying is, we have what's called the ArcGIS Server Web Mapping APIs.

1:07:08These are all available as a free download off of our Resource Centers.

1:07:12By the way, that ArcGIS Viewer for Flex application is also available as a free download.

1:07:18We just released the beta 2 release last Friday.

1:07:23So we have three different APIs.

1:07:25Application programming interfaces for you to write custom code... create your own Web clients to ArcGIS Server for JavaScript, Flex, and Silverlight.

1:07:35They are listed in order of release, okay?

1:07:39So there's no preference one over the other, they're all treated equally.

1:07:42They're just listed in order of release.

1:07:44So JavaScript came first, then Flex, and Silverlight came out last year.

1:07:48They all access and work with GIS services and resources from through REST.

1:07:55We all know what REST is now, a method to communicate.

1:07:58It uses that ArcGIS Server services directory, right?

1:08:03And it enables us to create rich Internet applications using ArcGIS Server.

1:08:09Again, there's no preference one over the other, it depends on your organization or your personal preference.

1:08:15If you're a shop that has a lot of Microsoft products, probably a lot of .NET developers...

1:08:20...chances are they may feel more comfortable using the Silverlight API, all right?

1:08:25If you're a shop that wants to use JavaScript, right...

1:08:28...which is very intuitive for native Web developers, that might be the API you want to use.

1:08:33It really depends on what you...what...what your organization is.

1:08:36Because functionally, they are more or less equivalent.

1:08:39We try to make them equivalent; however, each programming language may have its own little nuance.

1:08:46What can I do with the Web mapping APIs, right?

1:08:50Everything and anything, basically.

1:08:51All these cool demos that you've seen here, all these applications you've seen...

1:08:55...they were built with these APIs.

1:08:57So we give you the tools, the objects, the methods and properties to do Web editing which is new at 10, right, using a feature service.

1:09:05So you could theoretically create a Web mapping client that edits data remotely through a browser from a geodatabase.

1:09:15Still not impressed. That's big.

1:09:17For those of you who know geodatabases, that is big.

1:09:19In fact, the ArcGIS Viewer for Flex comes with, out of the box, an edit widget, okay, that does that.

1:09:29You can do querying, all right?

1:09:30So you can query for information.

1:09:32You saw Dan do that in his demo.

1:09:34You can also do simple editing...sorry, mapping.

1:09:37I'm reading these out of order here. All right?

1:09:39You saw [unintelligible] by viewing a map service, and you can also do advanced GIS... you can access geoprocessing services in the form of a task.

1:09:48Again, inside Desktop you can create an awesome, complicated model in ModelBuilder...

1:09:54...share that as a resource, attach that resource to a button in your Web client.

1:09:59So all your end users have to do is click that button, it will run that model for you, okay?

1:10:07So this table here is a quick comparison between the three different Web mapping APIs.

1:10:12And as we've said before, functionally they are pretty much the same.

1:10:15They all support the core services, the core features that are available to you from ArcGIS Server.

1:10:21However, each programming language may have little nuance.

1:10:24The thing I want to highlight here is the green text.

1:10:29Notice JavaScript has no green text.

1:10:32All we're saying is that if you want a program in the Flex API, you may have to install Flash Player in your browser.

1:10:40If you want to use the Silverlight API, you may have to install the Silverlight Player.

1:10:45Some organizations, because of security restrictions, might not want these players running on their browser.

1:10:51So something to consider, okay?

1:10:56And here are the sessions related to the three different APIs, okay?

1:11:00So I...I think...and's not because I have a bias, but Flex...

1:11:06...for some reason they kind of got left off the schedule for UC...

1:11:10...till late in the day, so all the Flex sessions are pretty much tomorrow.

1:11:14So, if...if you want to go to all three, that's great, but I would just say...

1:11:18...that if you want to do a Flex session... want to go to Flex tomorrow, otherwise it won't be offered later in the week.


1:11:28And again, we're going to have a slide at the end...

1:11:31...which shows you all the different sessions that we've referenced later on.

1:11:36All right, Dan?

1:11:38Okay, thanks Derek.

1:11:40All right, so we're getting near the end here.

1:11:44I want to take a look at a simple Web API application...

1:11:47...that...that leverages one of the new capabilities Derek mentioned...

1:11:51...and that's the ability to support simple Web editing in one of these browser-based applications.

1:11:57So here I am at the Web APIs in the Resource Center.

1:12:02And as Derek mentioned, we have...there are three APIs to choose from, JavaScript, Flex, and Silverlight.

1:12:08In this case, I want to go ahead and look at some of the JavaScript samples that are available.

1:12:14So maybe I want to create one of these...

1:12:15...want to just, just start working on one of these simple Web applications... support VGI, volunteer geographic information.

1:12:23So I'm going to browse through the samples...

1:12:26...and you'll see that there are a number of editing samples that are available to me.

1:12:31So I'm going to go ahead and take a look at this default editor sample.

1:12:34And one of the great things about these samples is that, in all cases, I can view live samples.

1:12:40So right off the bat, I get a feeling for whether or not this sample application is going to work for me... I get started in my application development.

1:12:49So here I have some editing templates that are available to me...

1:12:53...I can click on one of these and I see how that is reflected in the browser...

1:12:59...and I think yeah, this, I think this will probably work for my...for my needs.

1:13:03So I'm going to go ahead and close this, and you'll notice that I'm also presented with the code.

1:13:09So I can just copy this code block and paste that into an editor on my local machine.

1:13:16Again, I could use notepad, or maybe I want to just copy that into Visual Studio.

1:13:22So I can edit that a little bit more easily.

1:13:24Now, we're...we're running a little low on time.

1:13:26So what I'm going to do is just show you the changes that I've made to this...this sample.

1:13:33So I pasted that in here and I made a few very simple modifications.

1:13:37So notice that there's an extent variable.

1:13:41So I had to modify this extent variable...

1:13:43...using the xmin, ymin, xmax, and ymax for the service that I wanted to present in my little editing sample.

1:13:52Where do I get that information?

1:13:53Well again, I get that from the Services directory.

1:13:57In this case, I'm looking at my Lincoln Gang Crime feature service...

1:14:00...and I'm looking at this Crime Alert Gang Activity layer.

1:14:04So I went and simply pulled the extent information out of here...

1:14:09...and pasted that into this new HTML file called jseditor.html.

1:14:16Now, there was one operational layer that I had to change.

1:14:23Let's go ahead and take a look at that.

1:14:25Oops. Here we go.

1:14:28Where am I? Oh, here we go.

1:14:32So here's my Operations Point layer.

1:14:35So again, I just had to copy the URL for my Feature Service layer...

1:14:41...and pasted it over the layer that was in the default sample.

1:14:45Now, in the sample, there's actually a, a polygon layer and a line layer that are presented as well.

1:14:50So I simply removed those or deleted those from the code...

1:14:54...and also made sure that they were not part of this map.addlayers function.

1:15:00So that is essentially it, the only other change I had to make to this file...

1:15:04...was to modify what's called the proxy URL.

1:15:07So the proxy URL is a page that resides on my local machine.

1:15:12That proxy page simply makes a request to ArcGIS Server on behalf of this application.

1:15:19So now let's go ahead and take a look at the finished product.

1:15:23I've bookmarked this, JS Incident Mapping, so here's the end result of that.

1:15:28So ve...some very simple code changes...

1:15:30...and maybe we found out that there has been an incident...

1:15:33...maybe a vandalism incident here on...Stadium Drive.

1:15:37Maybe somebody wasn't too happy about Nebraska leaving the Big 12...

1:15:42...they decided to take matters into their own hands a little bit.

1:15:46So we'll go ahead and enter in some attributes...

1:15:48...for this 710 Stadium Drive...put in Graffiti Removal.

1:15:58And the type...this is actually being pulled right out of the geo...

1:16:01...this is based on the settings that are in the Editor template...

1:16:05...all right, so we'll just leave that with vandalism.

1:16:08Notice that we have a nice date picker that we can use, and maybe enter in the time...

1:16:14And last thing, I want to browse to an attachment, so I've enabled Attachments for this layer, another capability at ArcGIS 10.

1:16:21We'll go ahead and...and enter all that information.

1:16:24So there, we've already created a feature inside the geodatabase.

1:16:29Now, if I go back to a Flex viewer, that also has this editing template or editing widget enabled.

1:16:36I can go ahead and enable that.

1:16:40You see when I enable that, that new feature appeared, that's the feature that I just added through the JavaScript viewer.

1:16:45I can click on that, here's the attachment...and maybe we want to...

1:16:50Can you blow up the picture at all, or...?

1:16:53See if we can open that, and there we go.

1:16:57So hopefully, somebody has this graffiti removal hotline written down and we can get this taken care of.

1:17:05Dude, this a tough crowd, they're not laughing at anything, anything!

1:17:07I know, I know! That's a funny picture!

1:17:13All right, so again, very quickly, very easily, we were taking advantage of the Web APIs...

1:17:18...the samples, and some of these new capabilities that are available in ArcGIS 10. Derek?

1:17:24Thanks Dan.

1:17:25All right, we're getting close, so hang tough ladies and gentlemen.

1:17:30All right, so this slide basically talks about the different editions...

1:17:34...and license levels of ArcGIS Server.

1:17:37It can be confusing, but just... boils down to a simple two by three matrix and that's what the slide talks about.

1:17:45You can get ArcGIS Server at three different editions.

1:17:51Basic, standard, and advanced.

1:17:55Basic allows you to set up an ArcSDE geodatabase...

1:18:00...and it allows you to share and create geodata services, that's it.

1:18:05Standard is what most people probably get.

1:18:08It allows you to do some 2D mapping, globe mapping, geoprocessing, and Web editing.

1:18:14And then advanced gives you everything, all the extensions, all the functionality.

1:18:18Now, for each one of the different editions on all the rows, there are two different levels.

1:18:24And it depends on capacity.

1:18:25How big is your organization, how many services do you really plan to share?

1:18:31There's ArcGIS Server Workgroup... which case the ArcSDE Geodatabase is implemented on Microsoft SQL Server Express 2008, supports 10 concurrent users.

1:18:44That does not mean Web users.

1:18:45We're talking users for your intranet.

1:18:50And the database has a size capacity of 10 gigabytes, okay.

1:18:54Key thing to be aware of is that ArcGIS Server 10 ships...

1:18:59...with SQL Server Express 2008 Release 1...

1:19:04...which has that four gigabyte size limitation.

1:19:08So if you want to have that 10 gigabyte size limitation... have to go to Micosoft, download, for free...

1:19:14...Microsoft SQL Server Express 2008 Release 2.

1:19:18It's not our fault, they kind of released it after us.

1:19:21We couldn't really do much about it.

1:19:24The other option is, of course, is ArcGIS Server Enterprise...

1:19:28...which allows you to implement your ArcSDE geodatabase...

1:19:31...on one of five database platforms that we support.

1:19:35SQL Server, Oracle, DB2, Informix, and Postgres.

1:19:40And you have an unlimited size capacity, unlimited number of users.

1:19:48We kind of touched on this throughout the session...

1:19:51...but we want to formally present it to you.

1:19:52There's the ArcGIS Server Resource Center, right?

1:19:55Just go to

1:19:59And this is a great starting point to get information.

1:20:03All the Web help is here, the blog is here, the Web mapping APIs are here...

1:20:08...the ArcGIS Viewer for Flex is here, you can a...get everything here.

1:20:11The development blog, okay.

1:20:15So thank you guys very much...

1:20:16We ask that you fill out the evaluations, let Dan and I know what we've done right or wrong, hopefully right.

1:20:22We talked about ArcGIS Server, right?

1:20:24We know what it is now as a product, we know the four components.

1:20:28We know how to publish a map service, the workflow is easy, three steps.

1:20:33We know about common terms like a cached map service versus a dynamic map service...

1:20:39...basemap versus operational layer.

1:20:42We talked about the different clients to ArcGIS Server.

1:20:46And if you are a developer or you want to create advanced clients, we talked about the Web mapping APIs.

1:20:52And we also talked about editions and licensing.

1:20:54So thank you guys very much, we really appreciate it.

1:20:57If you have any questions, can ask now or here is a list of all the sessions we referenced for your specific topic, okay?

1:21:05All right, and find that regional group meeting tonight.

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