Newbie help on a general question

Discussion created by peterlen on Apr 18, 2013
Latest reply on Apr 19, 2013 by jskinner-esristaff

I am trying to wrap my head around the whole ArcGIS thing.  There seems to be 1001 products but I think my focus is going to be centered around a GIS web application using the ArcGIS Server.  In the past I have done Java web apps using the OpenLayers API for our mapping needs where I simply "imported" the OpenLayers javascript API and then used the API to render the maps and do other things.  Now, we will be using .Net so I will be using ASP.NET for the web application, but I have no idea what I need to do to have the ASP.NET web app use the ArcGIS server for our mapping needs.  Can anyone clue me in on what I need to look at and where I need to start?

Thanks for any thoughts - Peter