It’s here! We are very excited to share that the new LocalMaps Viewer 3.x in Experience Builder is available today.
This Beta release is for ready for you to explore and apply in your own organisations and a good chance to see where the future of LocalMaps is headed. It’s been a long time coming and rest assured this is only the start – 2023 is going to be a pretty great year for LocalMappers all around!
Now, where do we start…
What’s New in the Viewer (well…everything)
It’s a very fresh restart for the LocalMaps Viewer – leveraging Esri’s Experience Builder, you can make the most of the modern technology that underpins this application. New JS API 4.x benefits you can make the most of include:
- Fast loading – useful for rendering of district plan/property layers
- Lazy loading – for widget and asset-images
- Search performance optimization
And then there are the widgets. As we have mentioned, we have prioritised the most used tools to pull into this beta. This will give you a taste of what’s coming as well as let you test out your own key workflows and provide you the opportunity to give feedback towards ongoing development of LocalMaps.
But nothing is better than giving it a go yourself, so keep an eye out on the Eagle LocalMaps Demo Site to try it out.
LocalMaps Viewer 3.x (Beta)
LocalMaps NZ Resource Centre
We know 3.x is a bit to take in and with our 2023 plans we want to make sure you have all the info you need in one place. The new LocalMaps NZ Resource Centre has been created just for that – to give you all you need related to LocalMaps 3.x.
LocalMaps Resource CentreHow to Guides
From key features, use cases and useful how to videos, this site is a one stop shop you should definitely bookmark. Of course, our trusty Geonet Page is still your go to location for ideas and voting on what’s coming.
What’s coming up next.
So, as you can see, there are a few tools still yet to be included in 3.x. Our development focus now is to ensure we can provide all functionality you have in v2.x and make that available (and improved based on the ideas you have submitted to you) in v3.1.
In the next few months, we will be building new and improved 3.x widgets for Add Data, Attribute Table, Bookmark, Elevation Profile, Save, Select, Splash, Share and Zoom to Point. As some of these tools require a configuration element and backend, the LM administration app is also in progress. Watch this space for snippets as we go!
Getting started with 3.x
To get LocalMaps 3.x. Viewer, first thing is to check out the technical requirements . Good news is, it is not much is different than the requirements you have already met for v2.3.2. To learn more about implementation, contact your Eagle Account Manager.
As this is in Beta, your feedback is more valuable than ever – so if you have ideas, thoughts, questions or comments of course, reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org or pop your ideas on our page here.
Let us know what you think!
The Eagle Technology LocalMaps Team