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March 19th, 2013
map.apps 2.1 – Creating Added Value with ArcGIS Online

ArcGIS Online, the cloud-based online platform from Esri, is becoming increasingly important. Many institutions have begun to supplement their GIS infrastructure in this direction through which they increasingly publish content and applications in the Esri Cloud. With this ongoing trend, the existing map.apps support for ArcGIS Online have been greatly extended. In addition to the existing options for the use of Base Maps, Gallery Maps and Search functions, Web Maps are now fully supported. As a result, integrated pop-up dialogs including graphics andcharts from Web Maps can also be displayed in map.apps. Apart from the simple transfer of a Web Map via URL parameters, these can now also be easily integrated in the map.apps Application Builder by the creator of an application.

The significant expansion lies in the newly created option to seamlessly integrate map.apps applications into Esri’s cloud-based workflow for creating and sharing geographic content. When publishing ArcGIS Online Web Maps, in addition to the standard ArcGIS Online Viewer, users can now use the enhanced options of map.apps applications. These applications can be configured either through ArcGIS Online’s own mechanisms as well as the interactive map.apps Application Builder. In either case, the configuration is saved completely in ArcGIS Online. This close interaction has been enabled through the use of so-called “ArcGIS Online Hosted Web App Templates”. In addition, the use of protected Web Maps is possible as direct authentication with the user management of ArcGIS Online has been implemented.

The real added value of the map.apps/ArcGIS Online integration lies in the combined use of the advantages of both technologies used: the extremely simple and quick process for the publication of maps through ArcGIS Online with innovative and functionally wider possibilities of map.apps. The fast and efficient publication of professional content in the form of innovative apps is made child’s play.

You can find more information about map.apps at www.conterra.de/mapapps

About con terra:
Founded in 1993, con terra specialises in the creation of products and solutions for building Spatial Data Infrastructures. By participating in R&D projects and standardization procedures and taking an active role in committees and working groups for the GDI-DE, OGC, and INSPIRE, amongst others, con terra is able to detect future trends at an early stage, allowing the company to exercise an impact early on, delivering IT solutions through the ArcGIS, FME and sdi.suite family of products and supporting professional services.
 
con terra offers consultancy, products, training and Geo-IT solutions to a high standard. Years of experience, industry expertise and innovative power form the basis of the company’s daily activities. con terra attaches great importance to the cost-effectiveness and sustainability of its solutions. For this reason, con terra believes in supporting efficient work processes, maximum interoperability, and international standards. Strong, partner-based relationships with customers have always been an essential factor.