GEOG 863
GIS Mashups for Geospatial Professionals

Summary and Final Tasks


With that, you've finished working through the content on developing geospatial apps without programming.  For some of you, especially those who work in an organization with an ArcGIS Online account, what you've learned in this lesson will sufficiently meet your app development needs.  However, if you find that the available widgets can't quite be added together to form the app you want, you'll need to learn about web programming technologies.  In the next lesson, you'll learn about HTML and CSS, languages that are used to define the content and presentation style of web pages.  With that foundation laid, you'll be ready to spend the rest of the course learning about Esri's JavaScript-based Application Programming Interface (API), which provides developers a finer level of control over their apps than is possible with their non-programming options.

IMPORTANT: Beginning in Lesson 2, you'll be expected to post some of your assignments to a web server.  If you haven't already done so, please have a look at the Course Orientation page on e-Portfolios.  In particular, the application for web space from PSU can take a business day or two, so you should get this taken care of in advance of having to post your Lesson 2 assignment.