GEOG 863:
Web Application Development for Geospatial Professionals

Summary and Final Tasks


In this lesson, you saw how to incorporate a web map you created using ArcGIS Online tools into a JavaScript API app and how Esri's REST API can be used to interact with services published through ArcGIS Server.  You also learned about the various layer types built into the API and the circumstances under which each type might be used.  Finally, you learned about some more generic web development topics, including Integrated Development Environments (IDEs) and debugging strategies.

Knowing the different layer types found in Esri's API and how to add them to a map is an important first step.  However, chances are you'll want to customize the symbology of your map's layers so that they convey the desired information more effectively.  That will be the focus of Lesson 5.