For many extremely competent GIS professionals, the prospect of creating web mapping applications is extremely intimidating. It really does not have to be. Taking advantage of a number of freely avaiable web development tools can greatly streamline the point of entry for experimenting, learning and building web applications. At 10:
For simple web mapping, recently I have been experimenting with Leaflet [http://leafletjs.com/] and Esri-Leaflet [http://esri.github.io/esri-leaflet/] quite a bit. For simple and quick mapping, Leaflet using Esri-Leaflet to support Esri published services is a very viable solution. One difficulty I initially struggled with is getting
Esri has released web application builders for both Flash and Silverlight. However, for those wishing to stay away from these plugin dependent solutions, at first glance, it may appear there is little other option than starting from scratch and building an web application from scratch. Fortunately this is not the
The World Bank - Mapping for Results web mapping application [http://maps.worldbank.org/] presents an excellent example of a focused web mapping application. It is simple, easy to understand and offers the opportunity to intuitively explore the map and discover more information without the need for training or instructions.