As the web gets ever more efficient at delivering huge amounts of data in a split second, customer expectations of the performance and power of your GIS applications are growing too. And for some visualizations of your data, 2D is not enough. Version 4.0 allows you to build full-featured 3D applications powered by web scenes that can include rich data layers such as terrain, basemaps, imagery, features, and 3D objects. 3D mapping delivered over the web in near real-time.
It is a completely new approach to building web mapping applications. And although promising a new and easier way of development with some incredibly powerful features, it is no doubt going to provoke a fair bit of head-scratching when you first use it. Let us help by taking you through what you need to know to make use of this exciting and innovative new API.
- Lesson 1 – Creating 2D and 3D maps with map viewsUse the concepts you are already familiar with for creating 2D maps – such as layers, geometry, symbology and renderers – and then learn how to use features like the camera, atmosphere, and lightning to create stunning 3D mapping.
- Lesson 2 – Integrate with ArcGIS OnlineGet a head start on your development by creating beautiful maps in the familiar and easy-to-use environment of ArcGIS Online. Then learn how to turn it into a 3D web scene and import it into your application.
- Lesson 3 – Work with Layer ItemsLearn how to define and use Layer Items. Unlike web maps, which consist of multiple layers all with their own styling, symbology and definition expressions, layer items allow you to encapsulate a single layer and share it across many different applications.
- Lesson 5 – Rendering FeaturesThe rendering capability of v4.0 of the API has been extended dramatically to support both 2D and 3D map views and you can use color, size, and opacity in your rendering tools. Learn how to render features thematically depending on their real-world attributes and see your data take on a whole new lease of life with the addition of the third dimension.
- Lesson 6 – Using Vector Tile LayersVector tile layers are the operational layer equivalent of image tiles but store a vector representation of the data. Vector Tile Layers remove the need to pre-cache different styled tiles as well as providing access to the underlying data in each tile. You can dynamically customize them for the purpose of the map while gaining many of the performance features of caching. This lesson shows you how.
- Lesson 7 – Using the Geometry EngineIf you have used version 3.x of the API, then you will know about the Geometry Service which your application can call out to for operations like simplify, buffer, projection, and so on. Version 4.0 brings that capability client-side with the introduction of the Geometry Engine. The speed and simplicity of this approach offers some truly amazing potential and makes it possible to include some really advanced, near real-time operations in otherwise “dumb” clients that can reduce your reliance on expensive Desktop licenses.
- Lesson 8 – Using the Task Framework for GIS WorkflowsEarlier versions of the API included various tasks that encapsulate GIS workflows such as querying data, solving routes, geoprocessing, and more. This lesson shows which tasks are available in version 4.0 of the API and how to use them.
8 GISP Credit Hours
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