Publishing Online road ahead ppt

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Online Sharing at 10.1
Charles Convis, Esri Conservation Program
Matthew Baker, Esri Development
In this presentation…
What GIS folks do now
What the GIS cloud is now and what’s coming
- Universal Search
- Universal GIS & “intelligent maps”
- Universal Access
How to use it now
How to get it free
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What GIS Folks do now…
-data collection
-data management
-spatial analysis
-maps and reports
…GIS professionals work via tasks and workflows
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What we use the cloud for now for publishing
Specialized Sharing Sites
& Online Applications
Users & Groups
Search, within a site
. . . Sharing With Others, one site at a time
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Publishing Data Online… and Data Basin have made it easier to
publish data but they are incomplete
Publishing is the easier half of the data sharing
problem, “supply side”: I have data and I want to
share it.
The much harder half is the demand side:
I need data, where can I find it?
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I need your data, will you share it? …
Data Sharing Primer
of the National Geospatial Advisory Committee:
- Make it easy to participate.
Identify standards to access, share and integrate data (=metadata)
Data sharing fails when one entity wants your data, with no
consideration for your needs
- Recognize the power of courtesy, professionalism, understanding
The problem is trust, many people have data and don't want to give it out
because they'll lose control of it. They fear other NGO's might use it to
compete with them, or businesses will use it to sell something.
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A bigger problem is finding data…
All search now is site-specific.
Conservation Geoportal was the only search
engine that cataloged across all sites
It worked because it was based on metadata and
professional catalog/library approaches.
Participants shared descriptions and weren’t
required to give away raw data.
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Road ahead for Data Sharing…
Universal Search
Esri’s open-source geoportal technology will join
with ArcGIS portal technology at 10.1, enabling
universal cross-site metadata cataloging
combined with access to data & services across
all sites.
Geoportal already catalogs 300,000 data sets
Conservation Geoportal will be restored at as an Esri-hosted service
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How we use the cloud now for GIS
Data is shared as
downloadable packages
Share data files
Users & Groups:
download data
some custom apps
Edit, only within a site
Mobile Access, usually not
. . . Sharing downloaded data with other GIS users
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What’s coming for cloud GIS
Esri is releasing a major new version of ArcGIS Online soon,
transforming it into a complete cloud-based system for
collecting, managing, publishing, serving, and mapping
geospatial data.
Ability to automatically create hosted services (map tile and feature services).
Support for OGC web services.
Support for open data formats (e.g., shapefiles, GPX data, CSV tables, and KML).
Online services to process large image datasets (any format).
Easy creation of maps with symbology and other design elements.
Ability to do online geocoding, routing, and geometric operations.
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Intelligent Web Maps…
Intelligent web maps are the new medium for delivering content and functionality to
applications. They are composed of services that bring in basemaps and
operational data as well as functionality such as pop-ups, editing, analysis, and
custom workflows.
Intelligent web maps represent an evolutionary step in the dissemination and
accessibility of geographic knowledge and will facilitate many new forms of
collaboration. We see this capability as a key building block for making
geographic information pervasive and widely available to everyone.
The benefit of an intelligent map is that it can be used in many different desktop,
web, and mobile applications that take advantage of the functionality authored
within it. For example, if a map is authored with editing, applications will support
data collection. Intelligent maps can be configured with specific functionality
without having to develop a custom solution.
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Data Ownership is protected…
Universal hosted GIS services at 10.1, all GIS data structures
uploaded as map packages will auto-publish, into always-on universal map
services, under your complete access control, (via groups)
When users share their data in ArcGIS Online, they retain ownership of their data
and proprietary information. They can choose to share it with whomever they
wish—other users in their organization, or the open web.
Users can choose to publish data as an image service, where all raw data is
private and map users only see images of the dataset, but these are images that
in most well-designed viewer applications will be indistinguishable from the raw
It is important to underscore that Esri’s current attention to the cloud does not
forego interest and investment in on-premises desktops, servers and mobile
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Portal for ArcGIS…
Portal for ArcGIS provides you with the same
collaboration and sharing tools as ArcGIS Online but
in your secure environment. It becomes the central
repository for your authoritative content that users
inside your organization can access to
- Quickly create maps and apps using templates and
web mapping APIs
- Form groups to collaborate on projects or common
- Share maps and apps with private groups or the
entire organization
- Embed maps and apps in custom web pages or
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ArcGIS Portal at your site
Your web users
Your system
Existing ArcGIS
Your Network
Web Site
Web APIs
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Professional GIS vs consumer mapping…
We make a fundamental distinction between simple web mapping supported by the
consumer mapping systems and a full GIS platform such as ArcGIS. ArcGIS has far more
capabilities for supporting the full GIS workflow including geospatial data compilation,
management, spatial analysis, and mapping. Soon, Esri will release a whole new class of
capabilities in ArcGIS Online that dramatically simplify discovery, access, and use of
geographic information. This will provide the same easy-to-use mapping capabilities as
those available on the popular consumer mapping sites. In addition, this platform will
support the ability to maintain your complete GIS data in the cloud with capabilities to
do web editing, spatial analysis, and a host of application developments. Users will be
able to easily create and share maps, datasets, and models. They can automatically turn
their GIS content into services and make it available within any device—smartphones,
web browsers, and desktop environments. This is a major step forward for Esri as it
provides simple, consumer-oriented mapping and mashup capabilities along with the
rich content and full integration with distributed ArcGIS enterprise systems.
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What is a “Full GIS” on the web?…
Science and understanding. GIS is a tool of science and, as such, is evolving along with
our understanding of geography and all that it describes. GIS allows users to bring
together, overlay, model, and visualize phenomena, and create better understanding of
Improved decision making. The ability to visualize and analyze geographic information
has improved the way individuals and organizations make their decisions. GIS has the
ability to integrate and analyze multiple factors for a given geographic area and easily
communicate this information back to individuals and teams.
Creating efficiency. Organizations can save money and time and eliminate redundancy.
Managing complex planning. Geographic planning of all sorts involves the ability to
bring together large volumes of geographic information and integrate it, analyze it, and
use it systematically for creative design.
Communication. Maps have always been a form of universal language.
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Currently, Esri offers five mobile technologies: ArcGIS for Windows Mobile, ArcPad,
ArcGIS for iOS, ArcGIS for Windows Phone and ArcGIS Desktop.
Offline Use Support
Later this year our iOS and Android smartphone platforms will support tile packages.
These packages will allow users to cache their basemaps and use them out in the field
when they are offline. In Q1 2012 we will support off-line usage of both tiled and feature
data. Users will be able to take their data into the field in areas with little or no
connectivity and use it for projects such as data collection and editing. Once connected
again, these changes can be synchronized with the server.
Currently some devices already support offline editing thru “Making a local copy of a
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Demonstration of Cloud publishing
Author on desktop to lpk/mpk
publish to cloud 1-click
Explore open REST service
create & share web map
create a template
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Demonstration of Cloud Collaboration
Search for map
Add map notes for “park planning” or “citizen
save revised map
open in mobile from 3 devices
add data from field and check/edit from
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Esri is an open source organization…
Esri’s tools and development environments have always been open, we share code and teach classes in it and
have 2,000 business partners who develop custom applications based on our environment.
ArcGIS provides open APIs and SDKs: REST, SOAP, JavaScript, Silverlight, Flex, iPhone, Android, HTML5, JSON
ArcGIS supports open standards: OGC, GWG, ISO TC211, INCITS L1, DGIWG, OASIS, W3C,OWF, Apache, OWF, FGDC, INSPIRE and
many other national GIS standards
ArcGIS uses and supports open source In software development via Geospatial Data Abstraction Library (GDAL), In communities such
as via Resource Center support, 52North Open Source, and FOSS4G, In products such as Esri Geoportal Server and ArcGIS Editor for
Support for metadata in ArcGIS: ISO TC211, new tagging approach
Esri openly published ArcGIS GeoServices REST API through the Open Web Foundation (OWF) and are working with OGC membership
to make GeoServices REST API an OGC standard.
Esri Geoportal Server is a free open source catalog used internationally SourceForge ( .
ArcGIS Editor for OpenStreetMap is open source (docs, app & source code are available on CodePlex (, released
under the Microsoft Public License. )
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The ESRI Conservation Program…
It is most accurate to describe ArcGIS as a publically
available GIS development environment supporting
many open standards and open source tools
-It also happens to include many complete applications built from that
same environment. These are professional tools and thus are very
-It is also developing an online GIS development environment with many
paid and subscription pricing models.
-The ESRI Conservation Program provides ArcGIS and its applications
free to non-profits.
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Esri Conservation Program:
Charles Convis:
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Data Publishing Workshop…
A chance to put your spatial data onto the cloud for
collaborative sharing
Will need to be registered (free) on and a
member (free) of the Esri Conservation Program
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Esri Conservation Program:
Charles Convis: