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I like Github for hosting static pages. It's free as long as you don't require private repos. The folder and URL structure is a little funky, but it works great and you can use your own domain name.
I personally use either Aptana or Visual Studio but if you're a beginner keep an eye out for the new ArcGIS Web App Builder. Esri will be showing it at their Developer Summit next week and hopefully releasing it shortly thereafter.
I am using simple notepad++ editor its very simple and easy to use. You will require Web server to run the ArcGIS JSAPI application locally (Please check the detail steps & the IDE list here Also check this link contains few additional IDE list. Go through this ESRI thread also. To get started the AGS JSAPI visit the web help page contains ...
I've had the best success with a plan of attack regarding the application development, have a defined end result so you can measure your achievements as you progress. The HTML is really just the frame and the core of the functionality lies in the JS so ensure that you grasp how ESRI uses the dojo framework and how to properly structure your code in the dojo ...
Not that this adds depth to the conversation, but the timing is right and it is interesting. I received this the other day from a co-worker; bringing up a similar conversation. All of you which participated in this question might find reading this somewhat-serious, somewhat-humorous suggestion worthwhile. It's a quick read and suggests that when all else ...
Would it be facetious of me to point out that it hasn't been literally universal since Galileo disproved the Ptolemaic system?.. Ok, ok.. Lat Long is the most widely used global system but by no means the only one. http://kartoweb.itc.nl/geometrics/coordinate%20systems/coordsys.html As to why people would gripe about Google Earth... projections wouldn't ...
The bunch of different lat/lon datums we have is a relict of the first surveying done on national basis. These had their limits on the borders (mainland or overseas colonies), and noone thought of putting a universal CRS at that time. As a consequence, getting lat/lon coordinates always needs a question about the datum they are in. While local projected ...
I agree with the essence of Devdatta Tengshe's answer, except that I believe the main reason for the common use of plane (projected) coordinates over geographic (lat-lon) coordinates is one of computational convenience. It was and still is very difficult for people or surveyors to do basic CoGo (coordinate geometry) calculations on the sphere (using ...
It depends on what you mean by 'Universal Coordinate System'. If you wonder whether most Professionals understand Latitude and longitude, well in that case it is pretty much universally understood. But if you ask, whether it is used by everyone, then the answer is a resounding, No. There are many reasons why people use projected coordinate systems instead ...
I think that your are thinking it is more complex than you think! Try this: var popLocation= new L.LatLng(-42.8585,147.2468); var popup = L.popup() .setLatLng(popLocation) .setContent('<p>Hello world!<br />This is a nice popup.</p>') .openOn(map); Sourced from the excellent documentation. I know what you want to do now. ...
You didn't specifically ask about any open source tools or data in your original post, but OpenStreetMap has a global web map that is as good as the ones from Google or Bing. Because it is open source, there are lots of great resources explaining how they manage their data and render their map. If you want to create a worldwide map like Google or Bing, you ...
A comprehensive list of web mapping software solutions for different purposes can be found on the OSGeo Homepage on the right hand side under the heading "Web Mapping". Projects which are classified as OSGeo Projects are broad used, well documented and stable. They have to meet some criteria and principles, and are reviewed by the OSGeo Incubation ...
Google use a self-developed tool called Atlas to maintain geodata. In this video from Google I/O 2013 you see how Atlas works (Atlas starts at 7:30 - but it is interesting to see the whole video).
Your problem is trying to present everything on one map - so make a number of themed maps. Since you are using WMS and the maps are just for viewing, I would be tempted to create a web-based interface and have layers in pre-defined logical groups across a series of maps (instead of a single map with hundreds of layers). A user would then select the map (and ...
Postgres postgis is the best solution to store geodata. Many solutions are available: use the nosql because the price is low (amazon or azure), create your index.... Or use fme cloud with kmz streaming it's easy and the price is 1$/h.
I asked a similar question a while ago. You can find the responses here. My app already uses the list interface icon for a drop down menu, so for the legend I opted for a button with text "filter places" which isnt perfect, but I cant think of anything better (In my legend you can turn layers on and off). Very small screens see a filter icon instead of ...
I would go with a logo of a legendary figure , instead of a abstract symbol for legend. Notice that the almost-universal, though outdated figure for "Save" is not a representation of saving something (like a hand putting something into a bag or something), but something that saves: a floppy diskette. So, what's a concrete example for a figure that's ...
I like the stacked paper look. The image helps the user know there are layer options available.
I'd say it should look something like this: https://www.iconfinder.com/icons/64438/legend_icon#size=32
not sure if the users are IOS or Android but maybe the list/interface icon it would go nicely with what the user is used to seeing in other apps, unless of course its already being used for something else.
Here is the the relevant section on Street View url structure from the Google API From the API: Required parameters Either: location can be either a text string (such as Chagrin Falls, OH) or a lat/lng value (40.457375,-80.009353). The Street View Image API will snap to the panorama photographed closest to this location. Because Street View imagery is ...
There is also a new service, http://www.mapillary.com. As a cloud service not open source per se but totally crowd-driven, see e.g. http://www.mapillary.com/map/im/RCjKOg0pSUhwCzH6-3Dk6A, and active in the relevant OSS communities on contributing improvements to e.g. OpenCV, Neo4j and others. Disclaimer - I am helping building this service.
Checkout http://www.outdooractive.com/en/. It is a free outdoor online community. You can plan tours here by uploading your GPS-Tracks or by defining a route via a map. The tours can be published and rated by other users. There is a German Team behind the site but the ui is in English also and aims at a worldwide audience.
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