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Web 2.0 GIS with eSpatial’s iSmart application

eSpatial built a demonstration of their iSmart application leveraging Microsoft Virtual Earth to allow GIS Developers the ability to render, modify and save GIS information into a server-based database. The demonstration has a super simple user interface based completely on JavaScript and simple HTML. There are two sets of controls one for displaying information and the other for editing.

The obvious requirements for maneuvering maps are included with such as Dragpan which will move you layers around, then move the map underneath so it remains aligned with your date. The layer control allows you to see available layers that you can then overlay – a simple check box turns the layers on and off. Withing the layers, you can turn each respective layer on/off, make the shapes editable and/or allow for the display of the labels. The arrows allow users to select a specific feature unselect that feature. And, clicking the ‘I’ icon displays the textual metadata tied to a specific feature.

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