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Locating a point on a web app not in the db

Question asked by marcgrober on Oct 12, 2017
Latest reply on Oct 12, 2017 by rscheitlin

I would like to be able to feed lat and lon to a web app so that scanning a QR code (with the URL of the web app and point coordinates)  will pop up the ESRI web map that is linked to the web app with a point locator (without inserting such points in the ESRI db). That is doable with  Google Maps  though you have to provide BOTH decimal and minute second declarations as part of the URL.

It looks like with ARCGis Online there are two issues. 

  • The first is getting lat and lon for a point in a web map. It appears that this is not yet possible so it may require using some other application and db to first get the coordinates.
  • Second, i the question of how to frame the URL of the web app so the web app displays the point over the selected web map.

I am sure that this has been done thousands of times, but I have been tracking up and down forums and can't seem to wangle this out.