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1 Automated map generation and delivery Beautiful maps for the cartographically impaired. Rick Petrecca – Indianapolis/Marion County Information Services Agency

2 Background Everything happens somewhere and people want to see it. Maps are often requested at the last minute. Cartographic skills are rare. Map requests are repeated.

3 Initial Plan 2 applications l Subscription service. l GIS Staff would publish maps, users would subscribe. l Wizard to make maps. l Replacement for ArcView 3.x Map Wizard extension. Subscription service first then wizard.

4 Revised Plan Multi-phase delivery of a single integrated application. l Wizard first. l Subscriptions later. l Report generating capabilities to be added.

5 Phase I Map Wizard Maintenance App Cleanup service

6 Phase II Multiple deliverables Save map definitions for reuse Subscription Service Reporting capabilities

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16 Database Design – Phase I

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21 Technologies Used ASP.NET & VB.NET ArcMap ArcGIS Server Maplex Oracle 10g Catalog Interface ArcSDE ArcIMS

22 Skills leveraged Cartographic l Layout design l Group layer selection l Labeling/annotation Database design Application development Project management

23 Challenges encountered Security issues Deployment issues Cartography issues l Layer selection/interaction l Annotation/labeling performance Project management ArcGIS Server/Fine–grained ArcObjects interaction

24 Lessons learned KISS – Keep It Simple, Stupid! l Single server deployment Less is more l Stripping out unnecessary items improves performance Performance is not everything l Warn users about issues that will affect performance

25 Questions?

26 Presentation and paper on-line This presentation and the paper that accompanies it are available on-line on the IndyGIS web site at: Services/GIS/About/Papers/

27 Rick Petrecca, GISP Project Manager Indianapolis - Marion County Information Services Agency


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