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My new book, Getting to Know Web GIS 3rd edition, has recently published.


In the book, I teach about Web GIS technologies as a holistic platform, and try to help you quickly become productive with Esri’s Web GIS platform. If you need a workbook to stay on top of the latest Web GIS technologies, this is for you.


 The book provides clear, step-by-step instructions on how to share resources to ArcGIS Online and ArcGIS Enterprise, create engaging 2D and 3D information products that work in web browsers and on mobile devices, design smart maps, and perform analysis online.


The first two editions made this book a bestseller and a preeminent book on Web GIS. The third edition builds on that success to match newer releases of ArcGIS Online and ArcGIS Enterprise, with the following updates:

  • A new chapter on image services and raster analysis
  • Separate chapters on mobile GIS and real-time GIS, with a more extensive experience on each
  • Tutorials migrated from ArcMap to ArcGIS Pro, the new and more powerful tool for processing and publishing GIS resources
  • A new 3D chapter showing how to create beautiful 3D scenes easily with only a browser.
  • New frontiers such as big data analysis, the Internet of Things (IoT), smart cities, virtual reality, augmented reality, and artificial intelligence.
  • New products such as ArcGIS Arcade, Survey123 for ArcGIS, Workforce for ArcGIS, Operations Dashboard for ArcGIS, ArcGIS GeoAnalytics Server, and ArcGIS Image Server


The book provides accompanying lab data and instructors PPT slides that can be downloaded at Both eBook and print versions are available through Amazon. . 


I hope my book sparks your imagination and encourages creatives uses of Web GIS!


Here is the table of contents of the book.


Configuring Esri's foundational maps, apps, and templates helps to engage users with your platform.  These capabilities can be enriched through integration with other business systems.


At the 2017 UC Expo, July 11-13, visit the Esri Services area to talk about your experiences configuring and integrating Esri software in your organization and discuss best practices with Esri Experts. Also, take part in a free expert-led, one-on-one Web GIS resources assessment.

Each session takes about 15 minutes and includes:

  • A discussion of your organizational goals, user base, and Web GIS workflows you are using
  • A review of your available content and resources

For the best results, bring:

  • Your mission statement and description of your organization
  • Examples of maps or information products you produce now
  • A list of data and content you have available to you


After the session, you’ll receive a list of information products you can make with your available resources to make quick impacts at your organization.


At the Esri Services area, take advantage of the half-hourly lightning talks to learn more, and throughout the UC, numerous technical workshops cover configuration and integration topics. Here are some to consider: 



See what else is happening at the Esri Services area.

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