Building Mobile ArcGIS Server Applications
Mobile application development has reached a fever pitch, and if your organization doesn't have a mobile app... well then you're behind the times, right? Not really, but there are an every increasing number of mobile applications being developed, particularly for GIS applications.
Mobile applications are applications that run on mobile devices such as your handheld phone handset, your tablet, or some other widget that is considered a mobile device. Mobile applications aren’t so different from regular applications – except they run on exotic operating platforms like Apple’s iOS, Google’s Android, HP’s WebOS, Microsoft’s Window 7 Phone, or the BlackBerry platform… and there are certainly others out there. With such a wide variety of platforms there come a wide variety of language support and capabilities – each with their own unique quirks and challenges.
- Fast and responsive
- Universal front end
- Tablets, phones, and devices
- Offline support and app stores
- Industry momentum
Recent Student Comments:
"Great course! I will definitely recommend it to others." -- Daniel Hirner, Govt. of British Columbia
"Great! I have finished the class and am working on setting up some mobile apps using the exercises and my own mapping materials" -- Ruth Heaton, Town of Carrboro, NC
"This has been very helpful and has given me a better understanding of mobile apps and the technology." -- Kevin Hines, Wendy's Company
- Module 1: ArcGIS Server 10.1 for Developers
- Module 2: Introduction to Dojo for ArcGIS Server Development
- Module 4: Introduction to Mobile Application Development
- Module 5: jQuery Mobile for Mobile User Interface Development
- Module 7: Mobile Application Installation and Offline Access
- Module 8: PhoneGap Fundamentals
GISCI Education Credit: 60 hours
Online - Virtual GIS Classroom
May 6th - June 7th
August 19th - September 20th
$715 $667 (when you register by June 30th)
We offer the option of purchasing bound hard copies of the lecture notes for this course as well. Course notes are delivered by regular mail service within 5-7 days of purchase. (U.S. and Canada only). We do provide all course notes in PDF format inside the course website so you can print your own lecture notes as well.
Course Notes: $100.00
Purchase by Email, Fax, Regular Mail
This is an instructor assisted course taught in a Virtual GIS Classroom using the same technologies implemented by colleges and universities around the world to deliver Internet based courses. Our new Virtual GIS Classroom blends the best of instructor led and e-learning formats into a new instructor led web based format that allows for interactivity between the instructor and student, and between students. The Virtual GIS Classroom Internet platform has the following features for each course:
- Audio and video lectures
- Video software demonstrations
- Supporting exercises and data
- Class forums and chats
- Supplemental reading materials
- Much more!
Web Browser, Text Editor such as jEdit or Notepad++
Who Should Attend?
This course is geared toward all levels of GIS professionals who need to create mobile GIS applications. No programming experience is necessary though it is helpful to have some knowledge and or experience of programming concepts.
Frequently Asked Questions
Do I need to have ArcGIS Server installed at my workplace or home?
No, you do not need to have ArcGIS Server installed at your workplace or at home. We will be accessing a publicly available instance of ArcGIS Server. You do need access to the Internet and it is highly recommended that you have a high-speed connection.
What software do I need to purchase for the course?
You don’t need to purchase any software. As I mentioned above, we will be accessing a publicly available instance of ArcGIS Server. You will need a text or HTML editor. I recommend jEdit or Notepad++, but you can use whatever editor you are comfortable using.
Are there any particular times when I need to be present in the class?
No, this course is completely self paced and we typically have people from around the world in classes of this type so we don’t have a specific time period when you need to be present. These classes are designed for individuals who need high level training, but on a flexible schedule. The course is open through a secure server 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
What happens if I don’t finish in the allotted time?
Although the course is scheduled to finish within a 5 week timeframe you do have access to the course site for a full year which allows for ample time to finish the courses and review as necessary.
How will I interact with the instructor if I have questions or problems?
You will have access to the course instructor through chat, email, discussion boards, and phone. Our policy is to answer all questions within 24 hours, but during weekdays we normally respond within an hour. You can also schedule one on one chat sessions for private interaction with the instructor.
In what format is the course delivered?
The course is delivered through a secure Internet site that requires registration. All lectures are delivered via a Flash format that contains both audio and video lecture materials. Exercises are delivered though the course site in Adobe (PDF) format. All exercises access data through the Internet.
What will I receive upon completion of the course?
Upon completion of the course you will receive a certificate of completion which can be used for education credits toward your GISP certification through GISCI.
Do I need programming experience to complete the course?
Do I receive any hardcopy materials?
Bound hard copies of the lecture notes are available for purchase. We also provide the lecture notes in a PDF format which you can use to print on your own as an alternative.