Geographic Information Systems (GIS) are systems used to visualize, analyse, and display geographical relationships, patterns, and trends.
What is ArcGIS?
A suite of GIS software and geodatabase management applications created and sold by ESRI, which operate on the desktop, server, or mobile platforms.
What is ESRI?
The name of a Redwood, CA based company that produces about 40% market share of GIS software and geodatabase management applications internationally. Esri uses the name ArcGIS to refer to its suite of GIS software products which operate on desktop, server, and mobile platforms.
What is Dojo Toolkit?
What is Dojo's Dijit?
Dijit is Dojo's UI library and lives as a separate namespace and requiring both Dojo Core and Dojo Base libraries. Dijit provides common widgets desktop users typically enjoy such as Toolbar, ProgressBar, Dialog, Popup, Tooltips, Calendar, Menu, DropdownMenu, and more.
What are some new features of HTML5?
(a) audio and video file support, (b) new input types (ie., tel, url, email, color, datetime), (c) canvas, (d) color pallette, (e) geolocation, (e) localStorage (client-side database)
What is an ArcGIS Spacial Data Server?
Database with capabilities to work with geospatial (geometric and geographical) information.
What other languages / environments can take advantage of ArcGis web map API's on client machines?
What is the main difference between geographical and geometric data types?
Mostly they behave very similar, however, since geographical items require different items, rather than a solid point (5,5), it would require longitude and latitude; also, it's results would be different between two points as well as the output of that distance.
What two types of spacial data exist?
Geometric data types which include planar types (ie, line, point, polygon) and euclidean types (flat-earth). The other data type is Geographical data types which contain ellipsoidal, round-earth data types such as longitude and latitude. Of these two, there are about 15 shape types such as Point, MultiPoint, LineString, Polygon, MultiPolygon, etc.
Walk through the process of creating a single HTML page that uses ArcGIS:
What is the DOM?
What is the statement "dojo/domReady!" used for?
It's used in the initial call to generate the map, making sure that the DOM is available before executing the code contained in its function.
How do you write standard code to create a basic Esri Map with several minor properties?