Sure, you could build a bare bones, template based application using ArcGIS Server Manager in just a few minutes. But you want more than that! You want a fully customized application with the specific functionality you want to provide your end users and branded in your own way. You don’t want your application to look like all those other generic applications already out there.
You know what you want to build but you aren’t sure how to go about getting it done. If you have the budget maybe you could hire a consultant….but who has a budget for anything these days! Besides, consultants don’t always deliver the expected results.
We’re all expected to do more with less. Our bosses and clients expect the application to look great, function flawlessly….and be delivered tomorrow and within budget. No problem right?
Whether due to budget constraints or perhaps just a desire to create the application in house you or your staff will be responsible for this job. But developing custom web mapping applications is hardly a simple task for anyone new to programming and application development.
ArcGIS Server is a complex piece of software. Almost all GIS Analysts and Technicians can use ArcGIS Desktop to create projects with the correct data loaded and symbolized. They may even know how to publish these projects as services in ArcGIS Server. But how does this data, published as a service, magically transform itself into a web mapping application that provides the functionality and design that you want. It’s not magic….I can assure you that is not the case.
What we’ve got for you
Even better, you can learn these skills from your office or home in a self-paced environment on the web. Our instructors guide your training and are available to answer any questions or resolve problems as they arise.
This instructor guided course is delivered through our online Virtual GIS Classroom which can be accessed from anywhere (provided of course that you have an Internet connection).
– Susan Wolfinbarger, American Association for the Advancement of Science
- All lectures are pre-recorded so you can watch them at your own pace and review as many times as you’d like.
- Bound hard copies of the lecture notes are also mailed to you before the class begins so that you can take notes while viewing the lectures.
- We also provide 35 exercises as part of this course. Each is designed to supplement the information you learn in the lecture section of our course.
- A final Capstone Project is designed to tie everything together.
“This was an excellent course.” – Jeff Harahush – Denver Regional Council of Governments
Module 2: Debugging Applications with Firefox and Firebug
Module 3: Introduction to Dojo for ArcGIS Server Development
Module 4: Basic ArcGIS Server Concepts for Developers
Module 1: Advanced ArcGIS Server API Concepts for Developers
Module 2: Integrating Your Applications with Google Maps
Module 3: Advanced Dojo Concepts
- Building Custom User Interfaces for ArcGIS Server Applications
Module 1: User Interface Design Principles for Web Mapping Applications
Module 2: Basic CSS Principles for User Interface Design
Module 3: Adding Dojo Dijits to the Interface
Module 4: Advanced Styling with CSS
Module 5: Designing for the iPhone and iPad
- Capstone Project
The Capstone Project is a final project designed to simulate the type of project that you will likely encounter in your work environment. In a real-world project you will typically be presented with a list of functional specifications for an application and it will be up to you as a developer to build an application that meets those specs. With this final project we provide you with a project similar to what you will find in a work setting.
Link to a video demonstration of a capstone project developed by a past student of our course, Chuck Failing of the Wisconsin Dept. of Transportation.
Too busy to finish the course materials within our 5 week course session? No problem. All students have access to the course materials for a full year. This includes any course updates that occur during that time. Perfect for course review, updating, or for the student that just needs a little more time.
Traditional instructor led training is costly….travel, work down time, and expensive courses can all add up quickly. Our web based training provides a cost effective means of developing the skills necessary for building web mapping applications – at a price you can’t beat.
“Liked the combination of slides and exercises. I learn best by example – your approach lets me type in code, and if it doesn’t work I can check solution. More examples the better for me, everything I’ve ever learned about GIS programming came by starting with an example and modifying it. Thanks again, will likely take a course in the future.” – Joe Spollen – Geodatamodelers
Meet Your Instructor
This course is taught by Eric Pimpler, M.S., GISP. Mr. Pimpler is the founder and owner of GeoSpatial Training Services and has over 20 years of experience in the design, development, implementation, management, and training of GIS applications built upon the full suite of world-leading technology from ESRI and Google Earth/Maps technology. Mr. Pimpler is also an adjunct instructor of GIS at San Antonio college where he has taught various GIS courses for the past 8 years.
Mr. Pimpler has a Bachelor’s degree in Geography from Texas A&M University and a Master’s of Applied Geography degree with a concentration in GIS from Texas State University.
What Past Students Have to Say
In the past 3 years this course has been taught to almost 200 students from around the world in our virtual GIS classroom. A recent class survey of 21 students revealed the following information:
“I’m impressed with the quality of the course and materials. I’m recommending your courses to my clients. I think they’re the best thing out there.” – Stephanie Stanfield –Farallon Geographics
Benefits of Taking This Course
For a small investment you can reserve your seat for our next session. The regular price of this course is $715 so take advantage of our early registration savings. Even at the regular price this course is an exceptional bargain. Traditional classroom training typically costs between $400-$500/day, and this course would be taught over a 5 day span. In addition, because it is taught online you no longer have to be concerned with travel costs or time spent away from the office.
Only $567 through November 15th
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“I feel like this material has been extremely helpful and I will revisit your blogs, feeds, etc to look for your content elsewhere as time goes on” – Chuck Failing – Wisconsin Dept. of Transportation
“Great class!” – Ray Brice – Pima County,AZ