Working with the ArcGIS family v10.1 on Windows 7.
So, I have this vision for a GIS project that does the following:
- User opens up ArcGIS Explorer (ideally) or ArcMap (still fine), or I guess even an external website (least ideal) and loads in my project file.
- It pulls up this map I've made- let's say it's a shapefile of a city, with house/parcels linked to a database of information, like address, owner, year built, and number of windows.
- They either click one button or hit a hotkey and up pops a dialog box where they can enter, say, 1234 main street, and click ok.
- Then, without the user having to do anything, ArcExplorer/Map zooms to that parcel/house and also selects and displays, say, all other houses that intersect a circle with a diameter of 300 years, and outputs out a list of the houses in that selection circle. There's a lot more. but I just want to know if this is something that can be done. In the ideal it wouldn't take a ton of sophisticated coding; it doesn't really even need to be fully functional, just a proof of concept.
While writing this I've been looking around the internet, and it seems like ArcGIS engine is something I would need? Any way the above could be done without ArcGIS Engine?