Getting to Know Web GIS

Getting to Know Web GIS

by Pinde Fu

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Learn state-of-the-art skills to build compelling, useful, and fun Web GIS apps easily, with no programming experience required.

Building on the foundation of the previous three editions, Getting to Know Web GIS, fourth edition, features the latest advances in Esri’s entire Web GIS platform, from the cloud server side to the client side.

  • Discover and apply what’s new in ArcGIS Online, ArcGIS Enterprise, Map Viewer, Esri StoryMaps, Web AppBuilder, Survey123, and more.
  • Learn about recent Web GIS products such as ArcGIS Experience Builder, ArcGIS Indoors, and ArcGIS QuickCapture. Understand updates in mobile GIS such as ArcGIS Collector and AuGeo, and then build your own web apps.
  • Further your knowledge and skills with detailed sections and chapters on ArcGIS Dashboards, ArcGIS Analytics for the Internet of Things (Iot), online spatial analysis, ArcGIS Notebooks, image services, 3D web scenes, ArcGIS API for JavaScript, and best practices in Web GIS. Follow extended discussions about artificial intelligence, machine learning, deep learning, augmented reality (AR), virtual reality (VR), and IoT in the context of Web GIS.

Each chapter is written for immediate productivity with a good balance of principles and hands-on exercises and includes: 

  • A conceptual discussion section to give you the big picture and principles,
  • A detailed tutorial section with step-by-step instructions,
  • A Q/A section to answer common questions, 
  • An assignment section to reinforce your comprehension, and 
  • A list of resources with more information.

Ideal for classroom lab work and on-the-job training for GIS students, instructors, GIS analysts, managers, web developers, and other professionals, Getting to Know Web GIS, fourth edition, uses a holistic approach to systematically teach the breadth of the Esri Geospatial Cloud.

To download the instructor slides, tutorial data, and assignment data, visit

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781589485938
Publisher: Esri Press
Publication date: 06/16/2020
Series: Getting to Know
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 250
Sales rank: 607,229
File size: 38 MB
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About the Author

Pinde Fu leads the ArcGIS Platform Engineering team at Esri Professional Services and teaches at universities including Harvard University Extension School. His specialties include web and mobile GIS technologies and applications in various industries. Several of his projects have won special achievement awards. Fu is the lead author of Web GIS: Principles and Applications (Esri Press, 2010).

Table of Contents




Chapter 1: Get started with Web GIS 

Chapter 2: Hosted feature layers and storytelling with GIS 

Chapter 3: ArcGIS Experience Builder and ArcGIS Web AppBuilder

Chapter 4: Mobile GIS 

Chapter 5: Tile layers and on-premises Web GIS 

Chapter 6: Spatiotemporal data and real-time GIS 

Chapter 7: 3D web scenes 

Chapter 8: Spatial analysis and geoprocessing 

Chapter 9: Image service and online raster analysis 

Chapter 10: Web GIS programming with ArcGIS API for JavaScript

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