In addition, I will demonstrate how to use the Google geocoder and give you a taste of database-driven mapping, the main topic of the optional Lesson 6 and an area you may want to explore for your final project.
At the successful completion of this lesson, students should be able to:
- convert tabular data to XML;
- add a sidebar that lists selected attribute information about the points on the map;
- add a KML layer to a map;
- explain how the Ajax programming technique produces more responsive web applications;
- add Esri shapefile data to a map;
- use the Google geocoder to obtain lat/long coordinates for addresses.
This is a rather long lesson (hence the two-week length). If you want to break your readings into two smaller chunks, the end of section 5 is a logical break point.
If you have any questions now or at any point during this week, please feel free to post them to the Lesson 4 Discussion Forum. (That forum can be accessed at any time by clicking on the Communicate tab and then scrolling down to the Discussion Forums section.)