00:01Let's talk about creating web applications.
00:05So I'm Jeremy, Bernie and Derek, as you know, and we're glad to be here to talk about building web applications with ArcGIS.
00:14You have many different options now, so we're going to hopefully go through all those…
00:18…and you'll leave here empowered to go out and put your maps on the web.
00:24So just a brief agenda here…go over the web application fundamentals, a little bit about what kind of web applications we offer…
00:33…and with no programming experience required. Then we'll drill into each of our main viewers.
00:39The arcgis.com viewer, ArcGIS Explorer Online, and jokester here will do the Flex 2.0 viewer.
00:44So we don't have it in arcgis.com in this experience yet…
00:49Just a little bit about fundamentals. I think these are pretty important to…I'm sure this is like a…
00:54…you've heard this before, it's a broken record, but this is very important.
00:59Of course the web application is accessed over a network, over the Internet.
01:04It really consists of a web map, and it's not just one service that goes with one application.
01:11That was really the ArcIMS days, if you remember.
01:14When you did the ArcIMS days, you built the service that targeted a specific application.
01:18Within that service, you would include things like your orthophotos, your sidewalks, maybe your building footprints, your street poles…
01:27…everything all just to drop on well locations, or something like that.
01:34Then your user, that forced you to show your users applications where they would turn on and off individual components.
01:41Of course, the user needs to be able to turn off the double-wide stream, from the perennial stream…
01:45…or they need to turn off the ponds from the lagoons…No, of course they don't need to do that, but that's what that framework gave you.
01:54Now it's really different. You need to come up with a basemap, either from Esri and arcgis.com using one of our basemaps that we offer…
02:03…or Bing or Open StreetMap, or you create your own basemap.
02:08And then you'll just add the particular operation layer on top of that basemap.
02:14That's very powerful, because you can start mixing and matching, different services together to create new and different maps.
02:23So it's a very important concept. Now the operational layers are the actual…
02:29…those are the important layers that you're going to add to your map.
02:32It could be a toxic release inventory layer, it could be parcel information…
02:39You know, whatever your map needs to advertise, whatever is the most important thing…
02:44…that's what you put into your operational layers that you put on top of your web maps.
02:49And then also, you can enhance your web maps with tasks.
02:58At ArcGIS 10, we've tried to make it really easy to create web applications…
03:02…for you to get your knowledge and your maps out over the web for everybody to use on multiple devices and platforms.
03:08So we have several out-of-the-box solutions like we've talked about.
03:11We have a hosted web application in arcgis.com…
03:14…and those are the two applications that Bernie and I will talk about, arcgis.com viewer and ArcGIS Explorer Online.
03:21And Derek will talk about the configurable application solution that we have, and that's the ArcGIS Viewer for Flex 2.0 beta.
03:29All this information can be accessed from the Resource Center. So I want to drill into the arcgis.com viewer.
03:35Well, putting maps on the web is easy now, and that's the most important takeaway that you should take away from this conference.
03:42You can use arcgis.com to create and share maps. Just by using the arcgis.com viewer, which I'll show you in a second…
03:49…you can create this map, and send somebody the link to that map and they can view it themselves.
03:54But you can go another level. You can embed the map that you created in arcgis.com in a blog within your website.
04:02We make easy to cut and paste that map, give you the little codes you need to drop it in.
04:07The next level is you can personalize that map by actually downloading a preconfigured layout with the map that you authored in arcgis.com.
04:16Download it to your website, change the logo, do minimal customizations to it, to personalize it to give the context to your users about the map.
04:27Then finally, the last step you do, if you need to add more functionality or to create a more focused map…
04:33…is to actually drop down into the APIs.
04:43But really that development stage is really the last stage that you go to.
04:51So with that let's just get to some demos here.
04:59Okay, so I'm sure you've heard a lot about arcgis.com.
05:04And arcgis.com really works off the services that you published, all the geographic information and knowledge…
05:12…the authoritative content that you guys put out for your ArcGIS servers…
05:15…arcgis.com is a platform to be able to combine all that…
05:19…mix and match, share, securely or with the public, that information to anybody else.
05:28But how do you get your maps into arcgis.com?
05:31Well, it starts with map services…
05:33…and just briefly I want to just show you a little bit about how you get your maps, MXDs, into arcgis.com as a map service.
05:42Well, you need publish this map document, so in this case I've got ArcMap open, I'm looking at a layer of recent earthquakes…
05:51…and then I have for context, I have this basemap and topographic layer.
05:55Now I can go ahead and just publish this right here, click the Analyze button,…
06:01…and it's going to say, Ah! Don't publish basemap layers, stupid!
06:05Because you don't want that basemap layer to come in.
06:08That's just context for you as you are building or authoring the symbology for the layer that you actually want to publish.
06:13So you want to remove that layer before you actually go to the server, publish it to the…
06:18…as a service, because the topographic map is already accessible from another map service…
06:23…and you'll mix and match those two together.
06:27So let's go ahead and remove that layer.
06:31Then if I want to go ahead, and publish it again, I can go ahead…
06:35…click the Publish ArcGIS Server button, and I'd be good to go.
06:38Now for this demo, I've already published this service on an external ArcGIS server…
06:44…just so that we could use it in other contexts later, and that's right here.
06:53This is this recent SoCal earthquake service.
06:56It has just one layer in it, and it has some information about the extent and whatnot.
07:01Actually what I want to do is just copy this URL.
07:04This is the addressable resource for this map service, and I'm going to use that to add that into arcgis.com.
07:12So we'll go over to my content, and arcgis.com…
07:16…when you sign up for arcgis.com, you get two gigabytes worth of storage for free.
07:21And you can store data, layer packages, map packages, and whatnot…
07:25…or you can create references or create map service links or web maps, and those don't take very much space at all.
07:33So let me go ahead and add this new item, in this case we're going to ask you a couple of questions.
07:38Where is this item? Is it a file on your computer? Well, actually it is an ArcGIS Server map service.
07:44We'll also ask the question, it could be a web mapping application or a mobile application…
07:49…and that's for you to share back to your application to arcgis.com because it's not just about maps; it's about maps and apps.
07:55In this case, I want to share this ArcGIS Server web service.
07:59Go ahead and plop in the URL, and we will go ahead and figure out the title for you.
08:06This time, I'm going to give it a better title. We'll go ahead and tag it, make it so it can be searched better. And now add it.
08:25So arcgis.com is going to contact your service and get some more information about it, and we'll add that in as a new item.
08:32Create an initial thumbnail, I could go ahead edit and add more description or access constraints or whatnot…
08:39…and I could decide to share this if I wanted to.
08:44I'll share this service with everyone. Now I just want to see that on a map, so just by clicking on the button…
08:52…I go to the arcgis.com viewer.
08:55By default, I'm looking at the topographic map, but I've just added the service that I've published on top.
09:02I see the title there, Recent Southern California Earthquakes, and I can drill over to the legend and I see the legend for that operational layer.
09:09This is what brings the map to life, communicates information to the end user. Now I could go ahead and tweak this map…
09:21…I can go ahead go and change it to maybe a different map.
09:23Maybe I don't want the topo map, but I would rather actually look at the OpenStreetMap service…
09:29…or even the shaded relief.
09:38Switch back to the topographic map, and now I want to add a bit more information to this map.
09:43Now I could go and publish some more things myself…
09:45…but I'm going to go ahead and search and find things that are already out there.
09:52So I'm going to search ArcGIS Online. I have different ways to find content within arcgis.com…
09:57…but now I'm going to search for ArcGIS Online to find anything with US faults.
10:01Here I see a service, active US faults, published by the mapping center team.
10:06This map service represents the slip rate and fault visibility for faults. Hey that sounds good.
10:10I'm dealing with earthquakes, let's go ahead and add that. Now I've added that map on top of my earthquakes.
10:19I'll zoom in a little bit more, and if I switch back over to the legend, I get the legend for the earthquakes…
10:30…excuse me, for the faults as well.
10:36I'm going to go ahead and tweak this bit…
10:38…and move this recent Southern California earthquakes above the other one, above the fault layer.
10:45But now I don't want to stop there …I want to find some other content to add to this map.
10:50So instead of searching for ArcGIS Online, I could search directly from my ArcGIS server.
10:55I could type in my own GIS server in here, and I'd see all the services that were there and I could pick the one that I want.
11:01Or I could look through a particular group that I belong to, see all the services that are in that group…
11:06…and then add that service to the map, or I could search the open web.
11:11I'm going to search the open web for earthquakes, and here I found a service from the Resources Agency of California…
11:23…a tsunami risk for California, so let's go ahead and add that map.
11:28Now I see a few things that came down here in Southern California, I see that area in blue, that's the area of tsunami risk.
11:39I'm done adding layers, I'm going to go ahead and move this one down…
11:44…all the way to the bottom, so it doesn't cover up anything.
11:47Alright, I'm pretty happy with this map.
11:49I want to save it so that I can share it out with other people, and also come back to it later.
11:54Let me go over to the Save button; now I can give a title to this map.
12:01So, Recent California Earthquakes Demo.
12:11Recent California Earthquakes Demo, Bernie, for future reference, which has California Resources Agency earthquakes…
12:27…and I could also put a good…also you definitely want to put a good description…
12:31…but if I were to write a good description…
12:33…Derek might tell more jokes, so I'm going to skip that step and go ahead and save that map.
12:41So now I'm saving that map.
12:42Now I'm not really saving anything, any actual data to arcgis.com, I'm just saving basically the order of the maps…
12:52…what's my basemap, what are the three operational layers that I have on top…
12:56…what's the transparency that if I may have set that…
12:59…what's the extent of the map, that's all that I'm really saving here. Now if I…
13:07Now that I've got this map saved, I can go ahead and share this with somebody.
13:12First, before I share it with anybody, if I want to share it with anybody I need to go ahead and make it public.
13:17I could keep it private and then only people who belong to…I could keep it private or share it with a group…
13:22…and then only people who belong to that group would be able to see it.
13:25But in the interests of putting this map out on the web I'm going to share it with everybody.
13:29Now, once I've done that I can do a couple things here, I can just copy and paste this URL and send the URL in an e-mail.
13:36I can go ahead and post this to Facebook or post this to Twitter under my Twitter account.
13:41And that will send the URL to this map and somebody will open it up it will be that arcgis.com viewer.
13:46That's the easiest way to put a map out on the web, using the viewer that we deliver and you don't have to do anything else.
13:53I could also go a next step. I could say, I want to embed this map somewhere else.
13:57Like maybe I have a blog I'd like to put this map into.
14:01So I'm going to go ahead and just copy this.
14:04You know those of you who've used YouTube, notice there's an Embed YouTube video link or string.
14:10You copy that string and paste it into your blog; you're doing the same thing here.
14:15We have different sizes, you can set or you can manipulate it yourself right here…
14:20…and I have the option of whether I want to show the zoom control. Alright, so I'll close that. Now let's jump over to a blog.
14:29So I'll put a blog up for this site, Jeremy's test blog. It's out there; JeremyBartley.blogspot.com…everybody can go to it.
14:41I'll go ahead and add some text here, and paste that string in just like I did before.
14:52Now all I need to do is publish this. Now [that] it's been published out to the world, go ahead and view it, and there we go.
14:59That map that I just authored in arcgis.com viewer has now been embedded into this blog.
15:05It's a real map; it's not a fake map. I can zoom in, zoom out, I have control over this map.
15:12Now if I also within that I put the link here to view.
15:14If I wanted to go back and get more information about this map, I'll put this link view.
15:19Larger map takes me back to the arcgis.com viewer itself, I see the comments that I didn't, excuse me…
15:24…the information that I didn't fill out that you would see there, and I can get comment on it and so forth.
15:32Now, that's not just that you're going to put this on your blog.
15:34You might also just embed this within your existing corporate website.
15:38It should very easy for you to be able to just copy and insert that in.
15:43Now let's go the next level. Let's say we don't necessarily just to want to embed it…
15:48…but actually we want to bring that map and put it within our organization…
15:51…and we want to have that website be from USGS.gov…
15:56…or MyCompany.com. Now we are still working this in arcgis.com, but we will be exposing this soon.
16:16Here's a map that has a full map layout with some border and margin settings.
16:21I open this map…it looks like that web map is not there anymore…What I want to do…Let me go back to my map here.
16:42To my content…here's the map I just created.
16:48I'm going to open this map, and this is the actual ID that I'm really interested in.
16:52This is the ID that makes this map unique within arcgis.com.
16:56Go ahead and copy this ID.
16:59Go back to this full map layout and see that I've got this query parameter here, web map equals this ID at the top.
17:08This is some other web map. Replace that with the one I just copied, press Enter…
17:13…and now I see the map that I authored in arcgis.com accessible in this nice little layout.
17:21We could go further, and let's say we wanted to do, maybe we wanted to pick a different layout…
17:25… maybe I want to pick a layout that has an overview map already enabled.
17:34There we go right there.
17:35So it's pulling the title from the web map itself.
17:38I see the map, it's navigable, and I have the overview map that I can move around as well.
17:44With no programming at all, I just did this and brought it down. Now actually I haven't brought it down just yet.
17:52Right here we have a Click here to download it…That will give you a ZIP file that you just put on your web server…
17:57…you change the parameter to point it to your web map, and then it will be on your website.
18:02And you can take these and just tweak the text…
18:05…so you, maybe you want to drop a textual description about the map into that left panel, it will be easy for you to do.
18:13Or maybe you wanted to put your logo, put the USGS logo or your company logo up here on the top left, you can do that as well.
18:22Maybe you just wanted to just put an E-mail me for questions down here.
18:25You can put that link at the bottom and put your e-mail address in and someone will e-mail it to you.
18:31And the important point is that you're picking from one of these predefined templates that we've authored for you…
18:36…and you're downloading them, putting them within your organization on your web server…
18:40…and you're serving it back out to everyone else.
18:47…but in the next release of arcgis.com over the next few weeks, we'll add that.
18:51And we hope to have like 30 different layouts, and we might have 6 different spatial layouts of the application…
18:59…with each one having five different color schemes because really that's the hardest part.
19:02You just pick the one that you like, click it, download it, edit it, point to your map, and you're done.
19:09Now it's not just for viewing, but what we'd also like to look at is for, well, how do I create maps that are actually editable?
19:21Let me close up some of these windows here so I don't confuse myself.
19:30…ArcGIS Server 10 introduced a feature service.
19:32Feature service is an editable map; basically, you define the templates when you publish them…
19:39…what layers you want to be edited, and what templates you want to be assigned for the default values.
19:45If I look at this…that'll send me back up here…If I look at this layer here, damage point assessment…
19:52…I see the rendering information each of the templates that I should be able to, that our clients should use.
20:00And you don't really have to know too much about this, but we just want to populate a web map with this service.
20:07So I'm going to go ahead and create a new map. I'm going to search for a couple of layers here.
20:18One I want to add for contextual information is the Station Fire parcels.
20:34Now the next thing I want to add is this, it's hard to read in the back, but it's that same service…
20:38…I'd already added that service to arcgis.com, the one that I just showed you…
20:43…but it's the fire assessment service for the Station Fire, it happens to be a feature service.
20:47I'll go ahead and add that, and we see some information just got populated on the map.
20:52Let me zoom in a bit further. I see the parcels turn on.
20:56Let me switch the basemap to imagery with labels, zoom in a bit further, and there we go.
21:05Now I don't know if you noticed it, but at the top here I see an Edit button just came on.
21:10Because it notices that this map had layers that were actually editable…
21:15…it's going to enable the editing capability of the arcgis.com map.
21:19So I can click this Edit button and I see the templates that were already authored, published by the service…
21:26…and consumed by this web map, and I can just start editing.
21:30So I can go in here and say there was only vegetation damage at this point…
21:34…it's going to add that, it's going to present me with the list of questions or information to fill out.
21:40This is based on what was published, so the incident name I'm going to switch it to the Station Fire; the date…
21:46…I'm going to say was the sixteenth; it's only the vegetation, vegetation only, so that's not a…
21:52…I'll leave that, and on, and on and on.
21:55And I'm going to fill out what's the inspector that did this, well, I'll say this was Derek who did it, and then I'm done.
22:01I could also go ahead and attach photos to this, because this service…
22:06…the data behind this service, supports attachments, attachments are also new in ArcGIS 10.
22:12We'll go ahead and attach this photo to go with it. Now it's been added for that feature.
22:18Now I can also edit existing features, so in this case, I've selected this damage zone…
22:24…and maybe I want to switch it to catastrophic damage, or maybe actually I just want to delete it altogether.
22:31I can go ahead and create other features.
22:33Now one of the exciting parts of feature-based editing is you set the default values for each of these templates.
22:41Not only do you set the default values for the attributes…
22:44…you also set the default values for what the actual drawing tool should be.
22:49So actually in this example, this feature, the default draw tool type was Autocomplete.
22:57Autocomplete is a tool that takes the line that you draw and will match it with any features that intersect it…
23:05…and then use those features' geometry boundaries.
23:10Alright, so now I'll go ahead and save this map, Jeremy's Test Editing Map.
23:29And the template concept doesn't just apply to read-only maps, but it also applies to maps that are editable.
23:34We'll go ahead and share this map with everyone, and we'll go back to the details of this map, get this map ID.
23:51So this is a template that's already set up for the editor.
23:54So I could download this, put it on my own server, and change it so that it's working with my own web map.
24:02Boom, there you go.
24:04This map is editable just like the map was on arcgis.com, but in this case…
24:08…I will have deployed it on my own web server and then I'd be done. Yeah?
24:25Yeah, the question is, If you have layers that are editable, but you don't want people to edit them, can you disable it?
24:31Yes, you can right now add that layer as a map service.
24:35Map service doesn't support the editing capabilities, but you'll still see the features as well.
24:41And then also, we haven't put this into the arcgis.com viewer yet, but we will very soon.
24:46Actually the author of that of web map will be able to say whether he wants anybody else to be able to edit it.
24:53And then we'll honor that property when we display it, whether or not it's coming from a feature service or not.
25:02And with that, I think I will turn it over to Bernie. Yeah?
25:12Yeah, this layer can be used anywhere. I could go back and create another web map.
25:16I'd just consume this layer in a different web map and use that.
25:21It's all going into one geodatabase and multiple services can point to that geodatabase.
25:26Let me show me one more sample of all of them.
25:30And one more sample that is very cool, and I think you guys could go and be successful right now…
25:36…is a sample that pulls in comma-delimited data.
25:40So in this case, I've got a web map, it's just a street map in this particular area that I've authored.
25:46I've passed in that web map ID, but I've also passed in through the URL this CSV file.
25:55So this is a URL to a comma-delimited spreadsheet that's living on some external server.
26:01Just passed it into this map and we've gone out, pulled out the location information for you, and exposed it to you.
26:11And we have quite a bit of control over the query parameters that you pass in.
26:15Now the only reason that I show you this is because this is something that is in the SDK now and works with web maps.
26:20arcgis.com will be opening up and we will be able to add more of these things directly to arcgis.com and use it within the viewer.
26:28And with that, I'll turn it over to Bernie.
26:34Okay, thanks, Jeremy.
26:37Before I talk about ArcGIS Explorer, I wanted to show you something else that's pretty neat.
26:41I think our goal here is to intimidate Derek into not talking about Flex at all, but we'll see how well he does.
26:48This is ArcGIS for iOS, otherwise known as ArcGIS on my iPhone or iPad, and it's a free download, was just released the other week.
26:56And Jeremy earlier created a map of earthquakes and faults, and things like that, and now, you're not going to be able to see this real well…
27:05…but I've gone to the My recent maps and I see here's a…
27:10…I've got Jeremy's test editing map, I also see Jeremy's recent California earthquakes demo map…
27:16…and now I've opened that up, and I think at least you'll be able to see as I zoom out…
27:20…you'll see that big cluster of red dots, which are all the earthquakes there.
27:24So the really neat think about how all this is coming together is…
27:27…ArcGIS Online represents sort of this online ecosystem that sits underneath all of Esri's products.
27:34You can discover things there, and open them up in many different client applications…
27:39…and use them in many different ways, and what you can do on those maps will depend on the clients that you use.
27:43But this is really cool, and I open this up on my iPad and the same application, it's what's used on my iPhone…
27:51…and I think I'm just going to show you the red dots here real quickly, I already opened it, right?
27:55You probably can't see that, but trust me, same map…iPad, iPhone, arcgis.com viewer, custom web apps.
28:03And now let's take a look at ArcGIS Explorer.
28:07ArcGIS Explorer, we recently introduced a new member of the Explorer product family, it's Explorer Online.
28:12It's been publicly available and fully released, came out of public beta about two or three weeks ago now.
28:19And it has a similar look and feel to the downloadable desktop version, has some of the same capabilities…
28:24…but it runs inside of a browser and it's been implemented using Microsoft Silverlight. Next slide please.
28:32Okay, some of the key differences are, well, first the commonalities.
28:35Both are free, they are available to use all for free, they have some very compelling capabilities, which I'll show you.
28:41They integrate tightly with ArcGIS Online.
28:44The big differences are that the downloadable desktop version works with local content…
28:49…like your file geodatabases, your local rasters, you can connect to ArcSDE, you can add shapefiles, and it works with local content.
28:57It's also both a 2D and 3D application.
29:00The Explorer Online version works primarily with online content like the web maps and services that you saw Jeremy use…
29:08…and it's also currently a 2D application only. So let's take a closer look at that.
29:15And we'll switch over to my laptop. And the first thing I'd like to show is how you get started with Explorer Online.
29:22You do that by just typing in explorer.arcgis.com.
29:26If you need to install Silverlight, you'll be prompted on the way, but here is the application.
29:32It opens up with the default ArcGIS Online world topographic basemap, which is that basemap that has some great content in it.
29:41So let's take a quick tour of some of that content real quickly here.
29:45So here's Toronto, is where I wanted to go, and as I zoom into Toronto you'll see it's a multiresolution basemap…
29:54…and it's been compiled with contributions from GIS users everywhere, and here are the contributions from the city of Toronto.
30:01Let's go to Washington, D.C., here very quickly, and I can zoom in on Washington, D.C.
30:08The search tool is also a gazetteer, I can type in things like "the Mall," meaning the National Mall, and we can find that.
30:15I can type things like "the White House" and we can find the White House.
30:19There it is on the map with a little pushpin, and as I zoom in…
30:22…we'll see the detailed content that was contributed to this basemap by the District of Columbia.
30:28And other basemaps are available.
30:29I can just open up the basemap gallery, the same basemap gallery that's available in the arcgis.com viewer, which Jeremy showed…
30:37…and I can choose any of those and use that as my basemap for adding my operational layers on top of that.
30:44Let's go back to the topographic basemap for a second, and let's zoom out.
30:49One of the things that Jeremy showed was connecting to a service that he added, which was the recent California earthquakes.
30:56And I'm going to look for content to add to my map, and the places I can look are, ArcGIS, meaning ArcGIS Online…
31:03…and open web search where I can connect to a specific ArcGIS server through its URL.
31:09Now let's first do an open web search. I'm just going to type "weather," and I see a number of hits here.
31:15Here is one I'm familiar with. This is coming from the National Weather Service, and it's the live Doppler weather radar.
31:22It's kind of coarse as we're zoomed in, but we zoom out and we can get a live Doppler weather radar picture of the United States.
31:30So, I've done an open web search to open the contents, I can do that at the bottom…
31:37…and I have different tools which I can now apply to this layer.
31:41For example, I can adjust the transparency and do other things.
31:45I'm going to turn that off for now, and let's go back to searching for data.
31:50And what I'd like to do is now go to ArcGIS. Let's look for those recent California earthquakes.
31:56So if I type in enough keywords, "recent earthquakes," I should be able to find Jeremy's…
32:02…and amongst others, here it is.
32:04I see it's been authored by J. Bartley, and there's the link to the services directory and the thumbnail, and I'll add that to my map.
32:11So here I've connected to that service and there we go.
32:16There's the earthquakes, and we had actually a pretty good earthquake here not long ago…
32:22…and it was along this area of the fault coming from Baja into this area.
32:26So tonight when you are out there on the Embarcadero, just remember this map.
32:32And look to the west for the tsunami coming in.
32:37Okay, so I've connected to the same service that Jeremy just authored and I've added this to my map.
32:44And ArcGIS Explorer provides me some additional interesting capabilities.
32:48Let's open up my contents here, and here's my recent California earthquakes highlighted…
32:54…and with that highlighted I can choose the tools tabs and I can create a query.
32:58This is pretty interesting. I'm going to work against recent earthquakes and the query I want to do is…
33:03…I want to look for all earthquakes where the magnitude is greater than or equal to 3, and click OK.
33:10So that query has been executed, those earthquakes are now highlighted…
33:14…and you can see that there's just a cluster of them here in this area down near Baja California.
33:21And I can look at these individually and as I click these, they're being highlighted, and I can look at more information.
33:27Now a query is almost like a map layer. It's just stored in ArcMap, just like we can do things like this ArcGIS Desktop.
33:35So what I might do is, I might rename this and call it, Magnitude Greater Than 3, and now that's part of my map.
33:44And anytime I want to execute that query I just double-click, click, and it executes the query.
33:51Now there are other things that I can do with queries that are pretty neat. I can create what's called a parameterized query…
33:56…and in this case, rather hard wire it, I'm going to create a new parameterized query.
34:01I'm going to choose magnitude, I'm going to use as my operator greater than or equal to, and let's put in the default value of 3.
34:10I add a prompt string, and my prompt string will be Enter magnitude, and I give it a hint, and my hint will be Enter a number.
34:19And let's go back to my query, let's select that, and click OK.
34:24Now I have a parameterized query. Let me toggle that off for a second, and let's rename this.
34:31And this will be Find Earthquakes.
34:36Okay. So there's that query, and now when I double-click on it, I'm able to enter a parameter.
34:42My prompt is Enter magnitude. As I hover over this, I will get the hint; the hint says, Enter a number.
34:48Let's look for all the 5 or greater earthquakes and click Execute, and you can see there've been some down in this area.
34:55We had a 5.4 or 5.7 I think the other week in this area here. So queries are an interesting feature of ArcGIS Explorer.
35:05Now let's take a look at another way that I can experience ArcGIS Explorer.
35:08I'm going to go to the arcgis.com website and I want to look for some maps.
35:13And a map that I might be looking for would be, let's say, California earthquakes…
35:21…and as you might recall, Jeremy created an earthquake map, which I don't see here at the moment.
35:26Let's click on Date to find the most recent ones, and here it is.
35:30It's the recent California earthquakes demo, that map that Jeremy created earlier.
35:35I can view the details, and Jeremy has shown that it preserves all of the links to the service endpoints…
35:43… and I can also open this in the arcgis.com viewer, or I can open it in Explorer Online or ArcGIS Desktop 10.
35:52Let's open this map in ArcGIS Explorer Online, and this time I have all the layers that Jeremy had added.
36:00So I've got the active US faults, I've got the tsunami risk and recent Southern California earthquakes.
36:06Let's go down now to the, my favorite area here in the Imperial Valley area, and let's make a presentation.
36:15This highlights one of the capabilities of Explorer.
36:17Before I do that, even though I've opened Jeremy's map, I can adjust it a little bit.
36:22So I can say, I'd rather look at the imagery instead.
36:25So I can now take control of Jeremy's map and add more layers, change basemaps and so forth.
36:31I'm going to create a presentation, and let's just turn off these layers, and let's think about what we might do here.
36:37Let's make a presentation, I'll give it a title, and this will be Earthquakes in California, and I'll capture that as a slide.
36:47Now let's zoom in to Southern California and we'll edit the title, and let's make the title Let's Take a Closer Look Near San Diego…
36:59…and we'll capture that as a new slide.
37:01And now let's add my tsunami risk polygons, let's zoom in a little bit.
37:06So there's a tsunami risk; edit title, and we'll label this Tsunami Risk.
37:12Pretty soon I'll not do the titles anymore, you get the idea.
37:15I'll capture that as a new slide. And let's turn on the active faults here in the United States, capture that as a new slide…
37:22…and let's add the recent California quakes.
37:25We'll shift over a little bit, capture that as a new slide, and now let's do something else.
37:30Let's add something called a note, and a note's kind of interesting.
37:34I can use it to mark up my map, and just for the sake of time here, I'm just going to digitize a rough, sorry…
37:44…a rough polygon outline.
37:45I did a terrible job digitizing that, let's edit that shape.
37:48I double-click on it and I can grab these vertices and adjust them around a little bit more to refine my shape.
37:54A note is a great way to add additional content, and I'm going to give this a title.
38:00I'll call this My Area of Concern for This Evening's Party. And we'll also provide that as a description.
38:10I'm going to add a link to a website, and I'm going to use a word called website…
38:15…and we'll link to www.esri.com, and I want to add more context…
38:19I can add an image or a video, and here I did a Google search and found a roller coaster…
38:25…which might be indicative of what you'll experience should an earthquake hit, and I'll go ahead and paste that.
38:35Sorry, let's go back I need the whole string. Copy that and let's paste that in here, and now we have a roller coaster added to a note.
38:46Notes can be points, lines, polys; you click on them. Here I have a link to the Esri website as well that I added.
38:52You get the idea with this. Let's turn off the note, let's edit the title and call this Area of Concern, and we'll turn on that note…
39:03…and we'll capture that slide, we'll open the pop-up, we'll capture that slide, and we have a presentation.
39:09Let's see how we do. It opens up in full screen and I can use the space bar, or I can use these controls at the top to advance.
39:17I can also open up the slide preview, and I can click on slides to advance.
39:22So let's hit the space bar. We'll move to the next slide.
39:24We're going to take a closer look at San Diego and examine some of the earthquake risk.
39:29Now at any point in time, I can zoom in. Jeremy asked me a question.
39:33Well, do we need to worry about tsunamis here at the Convention Center?
39:37And I zoom in, and I can say, yeah, looks like it. Let's get some more information…
39:41…and I can click on that feature, and I can identify, and I can get additional information about the tsunami.
39:48Okay, back to the slide show. And let's take a look at the faults which we've added, and now let's take a look at this area…
39:56…and this is an area of concern, and holy cow, what a ride it will be tonight if we have a big earthquake.
40:03So that's a presentation, and the interesting thing about these is…
40:07…I save them with my map, I can share them easily via a link, so anybody can view these presentations and use them…
40:14…and in fact, if I go back to arcgis.com, look at the gallery…
40:19…one of the favorite presentations of this conference has been Rupert Essinger's conference tour.
40:26A little tour, and he's implemented it just using Explorer Online.
40:29And this is in the gallery; you can go ahead and click on it and take a look at it.
40:34He's added some titles, some points of interest, and we can cruise around the city and see where we might want to go.
40:40And I can click on features and get more information about all the places to eat and drink and be merry.
40:47So this is a really good example, there are many examples on arcgis.com, and with that, I'll turn it back to Derek.
40:59Can you guys hear me okay? Bernie is a tough act to follow.
41:05So I want to talk about the ArcGIS Viewer for Flex…
41:07…and the number one thing I want to hammer home is that this product is different from the arcgis.com viewer…
41:13…and the ArcGIS Explorer Online product, because those two applications are hosted by Esri on arcgis.com.
41:20The product that I'm going to talk about is something that you would go to the Resource Center, download it…
41:25… and install it and serve it on your own server machine or on your own web server.
41:30And the idea is, this is a ready-to-deploy, quick, and easy product that you can configure…
41:34…and set up to use with your own ArcGIS Server services…
41:38…and also with services from ArcGIS Online.
41:40So it's a configurable, ready-to-deploy web application built on the ArcGIS API for Flex.
41:50You can easily and quickly build and deploy a web mapping application.
41:53So all you do is, you go to the website, to resources.esri.com…
41:57…you download it, you configure it if you want and customize it, and then you deploy it.
42:02It's that easy, and I'm going to demonstrate that to you in my demo later on.
42:05Key thing to be aware of, no programming required. So if you are not a developer, life is good.
42:11This is the out-of-the-box solution that many users have been waiting for.
42:15If you can edit HTML files, you can edit XML files…
42:18…I'll demonstrate that for you to customize the application for your specific business or your specific workflow.
42:23You can also add functionality by editing these XML files.
42:29For those of you who may be familiar with, who's used the sample viewer, the sample Flex viewer? Anyone?
42:34This was a very popular developer sample available at the 9.3.1 release.
42:39Basically, we've taken that developer sample and we've now made it a product.
42:43Notice on the title I have beta. So we're currently in beta.
42:46We released the first beta two weeks ago, and we released a new beta last Friday with the edit widget, so…
42:52…fully supported by technical support.
42:54Now if this out-of-the-box application isn't quite right, and you want to tweak it some more…
42:59…we're going to make available to you the source code.
43:01So you can hire a developer, or if you write in Flex code yourself, then you can customize it for whatever means you want.
43:07So it's available off the Resource Center, and the quickest link is links.esri.com/Flex-viewer.
43:15So I have a quick slide just to kind of show a screen capture of the application.
43:19I wanted to show this so that you can orient yourself when I refer to some of the pieces.
43:24In the upper left-hand corner, we have our application title, subtitle, and logo; that is customizable and I'll show that to you.
43:30On the left-hand side, we have our zoom slider bar; on the lower left-hand corner, we have our scale bar.
43:35That's dynamic, and it changes with the data as you pan and zoom around, so keep your eyes out for that when I demonstrate this.
43:42In the lower right-hand corner we have our overview map, and at the top we have what's called the widget tray.
43:47Think of this as analogous to the Windows toolbar tray, when you have different applications open.
43:54So you can click that button, and that will open up little dialogs, for different pieces of functionality, and I'll demo that as well.
43:59Finally, on the upper right-hand corner, we have the map switcher…
44:02…and this allows us to switch between basemaps. But it's probably best to just demo this.
44:10So again, like with the other demos, we start off at resources.arcgis.com, and I'm going to show you get the ArcGIS Viewer for Flex…
44:19…which is available for free, which is good. On the lower left-hand corner, we have this ArcGIS products link…
44:25… and you can get the product either from the web link or the server link, but the web link is faster.
44:31When you click web, it'll take you to the web application's landing page, and we talk about the four different options.
44:37Jeremy already talked about the ArcGIS .com viewer. Bernie talked about ArcGIS Explorer Online.
44:43There is a fourth option, which is ArcGIS Mapping for SharePoint, so you can include little mapping applets on a SharePoint site.
44:50But I'm here to talk about the ArcGIS Viewer for Flex.
44:53If you click this link, it'll take you to the ArcGIS Viewer for Flex Resource Center.
44:58And here we have a complete bunch of resources. We have some code samples if you want, help documentation; again, it's in beta.
45:06We have a little description about what the product does and what it is, and then we have three different sample apps.
45:10If you want to explore with it, so I can click on a default configuration link, and here it is…
45:16…the application running live real time, and you can mess around with it.
45:20But I said to you that the key differentiator between this product…
45:23…and the other two viewers that you saw earlier is that you can download it…
45:28…configure it, and then deploy it on your local servers, right?
45:31So I'm going to, I'm going to do that right now.
45:32I'll go back and I'll click on the Download Flex Viewer link.
45:36When I click on that, it's going to give you some instructions on how to grab it.
45:39First, you have to sign in to arcgis.com, and I've already done that, if you look in the upper right-hand corner.
45:45And then you simply click on the download page, which I will do.
45:49So I click on the download page, and there's another page to download it.
45:53And then it'll prompt you to ask you, where do you want to save this download package?
45:57So I will click Save, and I've already navigated by default to my inet pub, wwroute UC demo directory, so I hit Save.
46:08The inet pub directory is basically a web folder on my Windows operating system that allows me to share resources onto the web.
46:15Really quick, you can see it's a small download package. I've already completed it; I will hit Close.
46:20Now what I'm going to do is go into Windows Explorer, and you can see I have that ZIP file. If I double-click that ZIP file…
46:27…you can see that inside the ZIP, here are all the files that I need to run that ArcGIS Viewer for Flex product or application.
46:35I'll select all the files, and I will extract them to that same default location, inet pub wwroute/UC demo…
46:43… and I'll hit Extract. Again, really quickly, WinZip will go through in matter of seconds and extract that application.
46:50And it's that easy, I have a Flex Viewer folder, I am theoretically ready to run, and I can start working with it right away.
46:56What I will do is open up that folder, so you can see inside the contents of the folder.
47:01Pretty small, we have bunch of configuration files, notice all with an XML extension, a folder for widgets, and a folder for assets.
47:08So I'm going to minimize Windows Explorer now and go back to Internet Explorer.
47:13And here I'll type in the URL to access that viewer.
47:16So http localhost ucdemo Flexviewer. This is just a directory of that location, that download location.
47:26I click Enter, the application will automatically load…
47:29…and we've preconfigured the application out of the box to automatically be hooked up to sample data from ArcGIS Online…
47:36…and some sample servers from Esri. And now I can quickly use it.
47:40I have a widget already open to find an address…
47:43…and we have it open by default because we've found that most people want to find an address…
47:47…but then again, we're in beta; we can change it. My zoom slider bar, I can zoom in, I can pan around…
47:54…it's very responsive, very fast; these are grabbing basemaps from arcgis.com.
47:58Notice as I zoom out, the scale bar in the lower left-hand corner will change dynamically, giving me a map scale.
48:04And in the lower right-hand I have my overview map, so I have this little red box, which again is dynamic…
48:10…and I can move around, and zoom into places.
48:15I want to give you a quick tour of some of the widgets that we've enabled out of the box by default.
48:20So let me close this Overview map widget. In the upper right-hand corner, I have what's called the Map Switcher.
48:25As the name would imply, it allows me to switch between basemaps.
48:29So right now I have streets data, I can click on the aerial button, to show some raster imagery, and I can zoom out.
48:36I also have a topo button to access a wonderful topo map from ArcGIS Online.
48:42So the Map Switcher allows us to switch between basemaps.
48:46The More button allows me to view some operational layers, which I'll show you in a minute.
48:51But what I'm going to do is a quick preview through the different widgets that are already preloaded in my widget tray.
48:58So first, I have the Bookmark widget, and as the name would imply…
49:01…it allows me to go to various locations that have been pre-bookmarked.
49:04They've been chosen at random by the development team, there's no order or hierarchy.
49:10One that I want to show is Los Angeles, because we live near there…
49:14…but also because this is where my operational layers are showing.
49:17So I can click on my Fires operational layer, and if I zoom out a little bit, you'll see that my fire map symbology data shows up.
49:27I can also active my Boundaries and Places layer, and if I zoom up some more you'll see the state breakdown of the United States.
49:39Let me turn off that Fires layer. There we go. So you can see the different names.
49:45Now some of you may be wondering why, hmm, Louisville, Kentucky; why did they bookmark that?
49:50Anyone from there? Hey, cool, there you go, claim to fame.
49:54We bookmarked Louisville, Kentucky, because the city was gracious enough to share with us some sample data.
49:59So we've pre-hooked up some widgets to illustrate that you can use that functionality with the Louisville, Kentucky, data.
50:06One of the widgets I want show is this one called the Query widget.
50:09So we've preconfigured this Query widget to find the different police stations in the city of Louisville.
50:14So it's automatically running, and here we go; out of the box, I have my police stations in the city.
50:22Another very cool widget that we've pre-hooked up to data from Louisville is this Search widget.
50:27So you can see when I open up the widget I can find some parcels, right? So the Louisville parcels.
50:33I'll use this polygon tool, and I'll quickly highlight and query in this area for any parcels from that feature class.
50:39And I can zoom in, and you can see now as I hover my cursor, I got information about those different land parcels.
50:51Some pretty cool stuff. Again, I can minimize my widgets, and they're free form, I can leave them floating if I want.
50:58There are configuration properties to make them stack up horizontally or vertically.
51:02It's completely flexible. Let me just close these.
51:10Another cool widget that we've enabled out of the box is this Draw widget, so I can draw some simple graphics on my map display.
51:17So what I'm going to do is I'm going to call this, Study Area, I'll change the color to a bright orange so everyone can see…
51:27…and the font size, I'll bump it up.
51:29Now with some feature creation tools, I can quickly draw a polygon…
51:38…and if I want I can add that text, all available out of the box.
51:44We have a Print widget, and we have another one called the GeoRSS widget.
51:49In this example, we have this widget set up to a GeoRSS feed from the USGS for different earthquakes…
51:55…continuing along that earthquake theme. So what I can do then is quickly click on one of these records, and it shows me…
52:02…let me zoom out a bit, where earthquakes are around the world.
52:08So here we have a whole bunch. I can click the one by Chile, and if I want to find out more information…
52:15…I can click on this little arrow to open up the USGS web page to show me more information about that earthquake.
52:22I actually talked to a customer yesterday and he gave me a very cool example of setting up this widget to vehicles moving…
52:30…so they can track vehicle locations.
52:32It's not live real time, but the widget will refresh every couple of minutes to grab and query that location. So pretty cool stuff.
52:42One more widget I want to show you that's available out of the box is this, Find an Address.
52:47So again, it loads up by default and no demo would be complete without this address.
52:54I'm sure some of you may be familiar with this, 380 New York Street, Redlands, California 92373…
53:06…and I can locate it and we have a very lovely topo map that shows you a map of the Esri campus.
53:13And as an FYI, the three of us all work in building MA right here.
53:20One more widget I want to quickly show, we did not enable it with the sample viewer because of the data, is this Edit widget.
53:29So we just released this on Friday. So I'm clicking on samples from the Resource Center.
53:34I'm going to click See It in Action. Okay, they forgot to clean up the service last night. That's okay.
53:45Basically, we just added this, and as Jeremy kind of mentioned in his demo, we've added these new web editing capabilities…
53:52…so you can grab data from a geodatabase, and with this out-of-the-box tool…
53:56…hook it up to your service to enable feature editing with a feature service.
54:01It's based on the feature template model so I can quickly click a feature, select what I want to add, click it on the map…
54:09…the attributes dialog will appear; notice we honor subtypes and domains, so those constraints that are preset in the geodatabase.
54:18I can pick a date; I'll pick today, and I'll type in a description, fight, it's a civil disturbance, and I can click OK to add it.
54:28And now when I click on it again, I can edit the attributes.
54:31We also give you the option to add attachments, so I can add PDFs, or pictures, whatever I want.
54:37And again, the cool thing is this is all available out of the box; all I have to do is hook it up to my service.
54:53Okay, so I showed you how you could use it out of the box…
54:57…and I gave the five-cent tour over some widgets that already enabled by default.
55:01This may change, we may enable more, may enable fewer; we're still not sure yet because we're still in beta.
55:07The other key thing is that you can take this out-of-the-box application and change it.
55:11You can change the appearance, you can change the data that you're looking at…
55:14…and you can change the functionality without having to do programming. And this is all possible with configurable XML files.
55:21And I'm going to show this to you in a minute.
55:23The other thing to be aware of is, functionality is all based on widgets, little chunks of code.
55:30Think of it like LEGO. I take these different pieces of LEGO and I build my web mapping application, I build my final product.
55:37And it's important to be aware that every single widget consists of two key files, a configurable XML file…
55:43…and also a SWF file or a compiled Flash file.
55:48So a quick slide on some of the core widgets that we're planning to ship with final, and I've demoed some of them for you…
55:55…the Bookmark widget.
55:56I did not show the Data Extract widget, but this allows you to basically define an area, clip that data, and download it locally.
56:03Again, available out of the box, all you have to do is hook up your services, Draw widget, Edit widget I showed you…
56:09…GeoRSS, we also have a Layer List widget.
56:13Think of that More button as its own widget, so you can turn on and off multiple dynamic layers if you wanted to.
56:21Print widget, Search Time slider, if you time-enabled data, and I have a few widgets that are highlighted in orange text.
56:30The reason why these are highlighted is because these widgets form part of the user interface, and you saw that earlier, right?
56:37We have our Map Switcher widget, our Overview map, and that Splash Screen widget, which I did not demo.
56:42So again, think of it like LEGO. I can have this functionality inside that widget tray, or I can have it part of the UI…
56:49…and I'm going to show you how to do that in the next demo, or where they are in the next demo.
56:55Two other key widgets to be aware of that define the look and feel of the application.
57:00One is called the Header Controller widget, and this defines that black bar at the top of the application.
57:06For those of you who have used the sample Flex viewer, we also have a widget called Classic Controller…
57:11…which allows you to keep that classic look, all the tools are collected and that overhead bar in the upper left-hand corner…
57:17…and if you hover over an icon, we have some drop-down menus for some of the functionality.
57:23Now if I want to configure the ArcGIS Viewer for Flex, what do I do?
57:28As I mentioned, you do not need to be a programmer.
57:31You simply edit XML files. And I'm going to demo this to you in the next demonstration.
57:37If you can edit HTML, you can configure the ArcGIS Viewer for Flex. Believe me, I am not a developer and I can do it.
57:44It's really, really easy, and I can change how it looks in terms of the application itself.
57:49I can change the widgets that are available, the functionality, and also the data content.
57:55So before I go into my demo, I want to throw up this concepts slide of the config.xml file.
58:03And what I wanted to kind of illustrate is…
58:04…these are the general sections or areas of that XML configuration file which I'll demonstrate for you.
58:10So at the top of the XML file, we have some general properties that I can change.
58:15This is followed by elements that form the user interface.
58:20This is also followed by properties of the map, so what data I'm going to show…
58:24…and then in the last part of the configured XML file…
58:27… is the widget container, which defines all the widgets, all those controls inside that widget tray at the top of my application.
58:36Okay, let's go on to a demo.
58:40So right now I'm in Windows Explorer and I'm looking at the Flex viewer folder that you saw me download and what's inside it.
58:49As I mentioned, we have two folders; one is called Assets. This contains various icons that are used in the application…
58:56…[and] one is called Widgets.
58:58If I double-click on it, you can see there's a whole bunch of subfolders, and each one of those folders is that…
59:04…loosely, in quotes, "piece of LEGO."
59:06Each one of those subfolders represents a widget that I can use for my application, right?
59:12As I mentioned, if I open up the Bookmark widget, notice, it's got two pieces.
59:16One is my configuration file, one is my compiled code, right?
59:21The other thing I want to highlight, immediately off of my Flex viewer folder, I have this config.xml file.
59:28As I mentioned earlier, this is that master control file that basically allows me to set my settings for my applications.
59:34So what I'm going to do, I'm going to minimize this now, and I'm going into application called TextPad.
59:40The beauty about TextPad? It's a very simple XML editor, available free. I'm all about getting free stuff.
59:46So I'm going to go to File, and I'm going to open that config.xml file, okay?
59:51Now think back to that concept diagram as I go through this file.
59:56At the very beginning, we have some general properties about the application, such as the title, subtitle, the logo, and the style sheet…
1:00:03…its appearance. This is followed by UI elements, and if I hide this section, you can see…
1:00:10…I have three different widgets subtext, three different pieces of LEGO that form my user interface.
1:00:15What do I have? I have my Map Switcher. If you'll recall, that's the three buttons in the upper right-hand corner of my application.
1:00:23I then have my Header Controller widget, which is that black bar that forms the top part of my application…
1:00:30…followed by the Overview Map widget.
1:00:32Each one of these tags simply references that LEGO, that SWF file for that widget.
1:00:39In the third part of my configuration file, I have my map tag.
1:00:44This contains all the information that I'm going to see, all the data contents from my application.
1:00:48I have my default map extent, so what it's going to display by default, followed by two key concepts that Jeremy talked about earlier…
1:00:57…basemaps, the data layers that will form the lower part of my application, right?
1:01:02Notice, I have three map services. Each one of these map services corresponds to a button in that Map Switcher widget.
1:01:10So I have streets, I have aerial, and I have topo.
1:01:16After my basemaps, I have my operational layers, those dynamic layers that will appear on top of my basemap data.
1:01:23And again, you saw this earlier, I have Fires and I have Boundaries and Places.
1:01:29And finally, at the end of my config.xml file, is my widget container.
1:01:35This is the container that stores all my little buttons inside my widget tray at the top of the application.
1:01:40And again, each one of these widget tags contains the functionality for each control in that widget container.
1:01:47So again, like LEGO, that's the end of the file.
1:01:50Now to prove to you it is really easy to customize and configure this application…
1:01:55…what I'm going to do is make some minor changes.
1:01:57I will edit the title. Let me just show you real quick.
1:02:04Remember, it says ArcGIS Viewer for Flex using ArcGIS, right, and it's black.
1:02:10What I'm going to do now is make a minor change and I'll call it UC Demo, and I will put a subtitle, Technical Workshop…
1:02:25…and I'm going to change the style sheet. Instead of calling it Black Gold values, something called Lighter Side.
1:02:31I'll save my edits. It's that easy. And what I'm going to do is just open it in Firefox because my browser will probably be cached…
1:02:42…then go to Tools, clear recent history, clear now, and I'll type in that URL, http…
1:03:00It's going to load up now, and look at that, it is that easy.
1:03:02I've changed how it looks; I've changed the title; I've changed the subtitle. I'm going to take it a bit further.
1:03:07If I've called it UC Demo, I think it would nice if I could have it zoom in to the User Conference center, right?
1:03:14So I'm going to do that next. So what I can do, I want to edit this map extent property.
1:03:24I want to redefine the minimum x and y bounding box coordinates.
1:03:28And we have a little applet available to you that will make your life very easy.
1:03:33So what I'm going to do is…Is it this page? No.
1:03:38I'm going to go back to the ArcGIS Viewer for Flex Resource Center, and if I click on the Concepts tab…
1:03:44…you'll see we have help documentation for this product. And again, we are in beta.
1:03:50But very useful, we have an Overview page, which talks about the product and tells you what you can do.
1:03:56We have a Getting Started page…
1:03:58…which holds your hand and shows you step by step what the product is and how to make some quick changes…
1:04:04…and also some comments about the structure, and we also have a list of all the different core widgets.
1:04:09So you can click on those links to learn more about the Edit widget.
1:04:13Notice now from an end-user perspective, we talk about what the widget does, and more importantly…
1:04:18…at the end, we have information about its configuration file.
1:04:22If I want to change the Edit widget, what are the different properties in the XML file…
1:04:26…and what are the different values that I can change?
1:04:30The other thing is, under configuration files, we have this Extent Helper page.
1:04:35It's a little application written by the development team - very, very cool.
1:04:38It allows me to quickly and easily find minimum and maximum x and y bounding box coordinates to reset my map extent.
1:04:47So I'm going to zoom to Southern California, zoom some more into the Conference Center; here's that Conference Center.
1:05:08Notice at the top of my page, I have this map tag with my minimum and maximum x and y coordinates.
1:05:15I simply copy it, I'll go back to TextPad, and I will paste those values, save my configuration file; I will go back to Firefox…
1:05:30…I'm going to clear my cache again, and now I'll retype in the URL to access my Flex viewer…
1:05:49Now it's going to load, and here we go. I've reset my map extent. Honestly, it is literally that easy.
1:05:55Now, I'm going to show two more things. Maybe I might find this widget automatically loading annoying…
1:06:01…and I'd like for it to load without it opening up. I'm going to show you how to change that.
1:06:06Also, by default, we enable two widgets, one called Louisville Police, one called Search.
1:06:11They're very useful, but we've hooked them up to some sample data to show you how it works.
1:06:15I'm going to remove those widgets entirely from the interface, and it's really, really easy.
1:06:19Let me go back to the configuration file now. I will scroll down to my widget section, right?
1:06:27I had one tool called Find an Address, one widget, and all I have to do is delete this property called Preload.
1:06:33I'm going to delete that. So now when it loads, it won't even preload.
1:06:38The other thing is, I'm going to remove two widgets, the Louisville Police widget and the Search widget…
1:06:42…so I'm simply going to add a comment tag, and I will go down to Search and take it out down here.
1:06:55That's it. Two pieces, open the comment line, close the comment line.
1:07:00I'll save this configuration file, I'll go back to Firefox, clear the cache again.
1:07:14Notice, now it loads, that widget is gone and those two other widgets are gone. Again, I am not a developer. It is that easy. Okay.
1:07:27He's not a comedian either.
1:07:33Alright, so to summarize, ArcGIS Viewer for Flex, it is different from the other two viewers…
1:07:39…because this is something you download, you enable it and serve it out on your own web server.
1:07:44Easily configurable as you saw, targeted toward nondevelopers, and we anticipate two main groups really.
1:07:52You can configure it as I showed you, by simply editing those XML files, and the analogy I used is like LEGO functionality…
1:07:59…you add or remove those widgets, right.
1:08:02Or you could be a developer, so if you want to write some custom functionality and extend this application, it's totally doable.
1:08:09You can program with the ArcGIS API for Flex.
1:08:13So to summarize, at the ArcGIS 10 release, we have three different out-of-the-box, ready-to-deploy options for you.
1:08:21We make it easy for you to get your map data on the web, which is very, very cool.
1:08:26We have two hosted web applications on arcgis.com, the arcgis.com viewer that Jeremy showed you…
1:08:33…and also ArcGIS Explorer Online that Bernie showed you…
1:08:36…and then I showed you the ArcGIS Viewer for Flex 2.0, which is currently in beta…
1:08:40…all of them available from arcgis.com at our Resource Centers.
1:08:44Thank you, guys, very much. Please fill out the survey…
1:08:48…and we hope you enjoy the rest of your conference.
1:08:50If you have any questions, we’ll make ourselves available to you.
Creating Web Applications with ArcGIS
ArcGIS offers several options for building Web applications. You can start by using one of the ready-to-use Web applications and adding your data on top of a basemap in the ArcGIS.com Web map or ArcGIS Explorer. If you need more control over the look and feel and functionality of your Web application, choose the configurable Web map built with Flex. In this session, you will learn more about the types of Web applications you can build with ArcGIS.
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