GEOG 863
GIS Mashups for Geospatial Professionals

4.1 Incorporating Web Maps and Web Scenes


Back in Lesson 1, you created a web map of the Jen & Barry’s scenario data in ArcGIS Online, then incorporated that web map into an app using Esri’s three app building options that require no coding: embedding within a website, using a configurable app template, and using the Web AppBuilder. It turns out that even if you are coding your app, it’s quite easy to incorporate web maps like the one from Lesson 1 into your app. In fact, while the API provides the ability to configure your app programmatically (adding layers, symbolizing them, configuring popups, etc.), even the best coder is likely to find it helpful to use the ArcGIS Online GUI to reduce their coding burden.