Advice on using ArcGIS API for JavaScript or ArcGIS Extension for Google Maps API

Discussion created by jlr51 on Feb 7, 2012
Latest reply on Feb 9, 2012 by DSwingley-esristaff

I'm working on a project with the desired end result of an interactive web map that can query my data and map out the results.  My data is simply point locations of animal sightings with attributes, including lat/long in decimal degrees.  I have the data in many formats (MS Access database, shapefile, MS Excel spreadsheet, etc.) and can easily transform it into other formats as necessary.  Right now I'm getting bogged down in which technology would be most efficient and work best to get the desired end result.  I want to have a simple Google Maps satellite basemap (or something similar) and a panel or option to select a species and a time range of points to map out.

I realize this may be an exceedingly simple question/task, but instead of continuing to run around in circles I raise my question to the experts.

Any advice/guidance would be much appreciated!!

Thanks :)