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ArcGIS Online Maps Migrated to Google Maps/Bing Maps Tiling Scheme

Posted on January 21, 2010. Filed under: ArcGIS Online, ESRI, Google Maps, Virtual Earth |

Good news!  Looks like ESRI has finished the migration of ArcGIS Online Maps to a Google Maps/Bing Maps tiling scheme.  According to ESRI:

ArcGIS Online map services have been migrated to the Google Maps/Bing Maps tiling scheme in Web Mercator Auxiliary Sphere. This enables Web developers to more easily combine ArcGIS Online map services with other popular Web map services including those from Bing Maps, Google Maps, and other providers using the same Web map tiling scheme.

The existing services in the ArcGIS Online tiling scheme will remain available for at least the next six months and, depending on demand, may remain available longer. Although the services will remain available, the content will no longer be updated.

For more details, see Migrating map tiling schemes in the ArcGIS Online Help.

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Poll Results: GIS Web Application Development Platform

Posted on November 12, 2009. Filed under: ArcGIS Server, ESRI, Google Maps, OpenLayers, Virtual Earth |

Our recent poll (it’s not too late to vote) concerning current and future plans regarding your development platform for web mapping applications resulted in some interesting patterns.   You can view the results here.  We’ve had 643 as of now.

  • ArcGIS Server and it’s many developer choices accounted for 208 votes or 32%.
  • The ArcGIS Server JavaScript API appears to be the #1 choice among ArcGIS Server developers with 63 votes.
  • The Flex API is running second behind the JavaScript API
  • Interestingly, more people are still developing on ArcIMS than are using the ArcGIS Server Java ADF
  • Open Source development platforms including OpenLayers,  MapServer, and GeoDjango are increasingly popular with 221 votes between them or 34% of the vote.
  • OpenLayers was the leader of the pack….no surprise there.
  • The Google Maps API continues to be a popular choice with 82 votes or 13%.
  • Bing Maps remains far behind Google Maps
  • A fair amount of votes in the “Other” category with 70 votes.
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