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Die ArcGIS API for JavaScript bietet eine effiziente Unterstützung beim Erstellen von Web-Mapping-Apps, bei denen die räumlichen Funktionen der ArcGIS Plattform zum Einsatz kommen. Damit lassen sich beispielsweise Anwendungen entwickeln, die Karten visualisieren, vorkonfigurierte Inhalte und Services einbinden, Wegbeschreibungen und Routen erstellen, geometrische Berechnungen durchführen und vieles mehr – all dies für gängige Browser auf Desktops und mobilen Geräten.

Dank der Unterstützung von HTML5- und CSS3-Komponenten lassen sich die Performance und Flexibilität der Apps steigern. Hilfreich sind außerdem praktische Widgets, flexible Tools zur UI-Konfiguration sowie Pop-ups zur Umsetzung des Responsive Designs.

Mit der 4.x Serie der ArcGIS API for JavaScript hat Esri eine neu überarbeitete Version herausgebracht, die nun auch Web-Karten und Funktionen in 3D unterstützt. Das Ziel war die Verwendung von 3D-Webkarten so einfach zu gestalten wie 2D-Webkarten. Dafür wurde die API grundlegend neu entworfen. Ein neues einheitliches Programmiermodell ermöglicht bei 3D-Webszenen die gleiche Implementierung von Layern, Rendering, Tasks, Geometrie, Symbolisierung, Pop-ups und Navigation wie für 2D-Anwendungen. Außerdem lassen sich die Atmosphäre, Lichtverhältnisse sowie Kamerawinkel modifizieren – dies gewährleistet eine besonders realistische Darstellung.


Die Highlights in der neuen Version 4.1 sind:


  • Unterstützung weiterer Funktionen mit Dynamic MapServices

Mit Dynamic MapServices können Darstellung und Inhalte des Dienstes dynamisch angepasst werden. Es können nun unter anderem dynamische Popups, Labels und Daten-Layer genutzt werden.




  • Neuer 3D Layer IntegratedMeshLayer

Damit können unter anderem realistische Texturen wie Hausfassaden und Bäume aus 3D Objekten erstellt werden.



  • Neuer CSV Layer

Sehr einfachen Darstellen von Geo-Objekten aus .csv-Dateien.


  • Schreiben von WebScenes

WebMaps sind Konfigurationen für komplette 2D-Karten und für 3D-Karten sind es WebScenes. Diese Webscenes können nun von Web-Entwicklern neu erstellt oder bestehende geändert werden.


  • PrintTask zum Drucken von Karten (nur 2D)

Ein ready-to-use Task zum Ausdrucken von 2D-Karten und Inhalten mithilfe eines Print Services. 


Die 3.x Serie und die 4.x Serie der ArcGIS API for JavaScript werden parallel weiterentwickelt und bleiben auch eine Zeitlang nebeneinander bestehen, solange bis die 4.x Serie alle Funktionen der Vorgängerversion enthält. Für neue Projekte wird generell empfohlen die 4.x Serie zu nutzen, es sei denn es fehlen Funktionen aus der 3.x Serie. Für die richtige Wahl hilft dabei eine Entscheidungsmatrix.


Weiterführende Informationen zum ArcGIS API for JavaScript 4.1 findet Ihr auf dem Esri Blog.

Web AppBuilder for ArcGIS v2.2 Developer Edition is now available for download from the ArcGIS Developers site.

This release includes many new capabilities that were recently added to the embedded Web AppBuilder for ArcGIS in ArcGIS Online last month. Highlights include:

  • Support for editing related records in the Edit widget

  • Option to remove preset filters defined on the web map in the Filter and Group Filter widgets

  • Support filtering unique values based on previous expressions in the Filter and Query widgets

  • Improved user experience in the Near Me and Smart Editor widgets

  • More feature selection tools in the Select widget

  • More configuration options in the Splash widget

  • A new visualization type in the 3DFx widget


For more details, please review this blog post: What’s New in Web AppBuilder for ArcGIS (September 2016).


The blog Web AppBuilder for ArcGIS v2.2 Developer Edition Now Available! first appeared on ArcGIS Blog.

Everyone has a story to tell. Harness the power of maps to tell your story. Esri Story Maps let you combine authoritative maps with narrative text, images, and multimedia content. They make it easy to harness the power of maps and geography to tell your story.


Story Maps are easy to author, but to craft a truly great one you’ll likely need to put in a little extra effort. Like playing a guitar, it’s easy to learn the F, C. G, and E chords and start strumming away. But if you’re looking to become a true virtuoso, then it will take some thought, study, prep, and even practice.


The best place for information and resources that can help you author great story maps is the Story Maps website. From galleries, to featured story maps, to blog posts, tutorials, and much more, it’s your one-stop Story Map place to go. Bookmark it, it’s where you should go learn and start to build your stories.


You are ready to create your own story map? Here are 10 steps for success to consider for building awesome stories.


Finally, let's have a look at some inspiring examples. "Produced by Her" is part of our series "Story Map of the Month" and shows how discreet maps can be used to tell a story:




Another great example I really like a lot is "The Uprooted". It shows the power of story maps for media and press in particular.



"A River Reborn" finally shows how story maps can incorporate 3D maps, too.



Much more tips and tricks can be can be found in a blog series written by Bernie Szukalski and others.

Since 2005, Esri Developer Summit (DevSummit) has been the globally premier conference for geospatial developers, and for the fourth year, we’re hosting it in Berlin. This event continues to grow, with more attendees, Esri staff, technical workshops, and other activities than ever.

This world-renowned annual event will be held at AXICA, 6–8 December 2016, in the heart of Berlin, near Pariser Platz and the Brandenburg Gate. Here you will find hundreds of geospatial developers coming to meet, learn from each other, and hear about the latest innovations in mapping and GIS technology.

DevSummit is more than just a summit. We have designed the technical session agenda in order to make it a productivity event. Attendees will not only see, hear about, and discuss the latest products and functionality but will also be able to put them to use right away. And in this way, DevSummit attendees will always have the competitive edge.

With over 60 technical sessions to choose from, attendees will be able to learn about new, enhanced, and expanded capabilities of the ArcGIS platform. Developers can build more robust apps and tools for web and native app deployment, practice some of the latest styling techniques with vector basemaps, try out the newest tools for working with streaming data, and do much more. For developers new to the ArcGIS platform, DevSummit offers a Getting Started track with hands-on introductory workshops, and there’ll be sessions related to licensing and deploying apps and components in a way that best fits your business case.

There will also be opportunities to contribute to open-source projects and for developers to share their own work with others who, just like them, are looking for the best methods and practices for their apps and projects.

Not only will attendees gain skills and create new, inspiring connections, they will also find open-door opportunities to advance themselves and expand their professional network. At DevSummit, we have many activities where such broadening of networking horizons can take place:

Lightning Talks — Presenters will come up on the big stage and have a cool five minutes to introduce themselves, reveal the secrets to their success, and describe how they got to where they are today. Lightning Talks offer up the spotlight to those who are deserving of recognition within the developer community. Come be inspired by others’ innovative work.

User Presentations — Become part of the DevSummit agenda! Submit an abstract for a 45-minute technical presentation, and if you are selected, your projects and lessons learned will become part of the DevSummit proceedings.

SpeedGeeking — Participants move from table to table and meet new people while learning about different technologies from Esri developers. Give us one hour and gain 10 new skills.

DevSummit Party — During the DevSummit Party, there will be plenty of time for you to meet attendees from all over the world and possibly collaborate on the next inspiring location-based app over a pint (or a Maß) and some local cuisine.

Esri Developers

DevSummit is always for developers, by developers. Come meet, discuss with, and learn directly from the Esri developers who create and build on the ArcGIS platform—folks such as Euan Cameron, Esri CTO of Apps and SDKs, David Cardella, Esri Product Manager for Developer Technologies, and Allan Laframboise, Esri Lead Developer Evangelist.

So, don't wait any longer. Sign up today and benefit from our early bird discount.


The post Building Mapping Applications? Then Esri DevSummit in Berlin Is for You appeared first on Geoawesomeness.

Last week we hosted another great geodev meetup in Werk1/Munich. Thanks to all of you attending on site or live via Periscope! We managed to recruit again three great speakers:


  1. Armin Busse, Quantum Systems: "Quantum Drone: A large scale 3d reconstruction UAV"
  2. Maja Kalinic, TU München: "Extending the possibilities of a Story Map Journal with an Index Map"
  3. Tobias Bahnemann, Toposens: "Seeing with Sound – Using Ultrasound Sensors to Generate 3D-Data"


You couldn't make it? No problem. Attached you find all presentations. The video recordings are available on Periscope. Many thanks again for our media partner Geoawesomeness for making this happen. Photos can be seen on our meetup group.


Of course, our congratulations go to Florian Schimandl, founder and CEO of Munich based mobility startup Smartlane. Florian only coincidentally attended the meetup as they have an office in Werk1 right now. I think it is fair to say that he was the VERY lucky winner of a free pass to our upcoming Esri Developer Summit Europe in Berlin ;-) But don't be disappointed. As said, we have a 10% promo code for all attendees and send out further info via mail soon.


We will host our next geodev meetup on November 23rd. Save the date! And please let us know if you want to tell your story.


See you again soon.







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