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malonzo

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Hi everyone,

This looks like just the forum to get some very constructive criticism of our latest online map project. The map (which has not yet been embedded in our website) is located here: Casey Trees Map

Once in the website there will be a bit more context and preamble but i think for the most part you should be able to discern the intended workflows. If not, let me know. I'm also interested in hearing your thoughts on the compromises we've made with regard to simplicity vs. data/workflow inlcusion and, of course, any other feedback at all.

We know that the performance is not yet optimal and think it's because of our newly implemented security settings (SSL and tokens to protect the exposure from the "Add Tree" tool). Any ideas on performance optimization would be appreciated.

Thanks!
Mike Alonzo
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Casey Trees
Washington, DC

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Mike -

Very cool. Looks good. I think the simplicity is key and will help when interfacing w/ the public. Will take a closer look and see if there's anything else.

Also, would love to hear a little bit more about how you built the app: are you hosting ArcServer or using outside services?

Thanks!

- Matt



Hi everyone,

This looks like just the forum to get some very constructive criticism of our latest online map project. The map (which has not yet been embedded in our website) is located here: Casey Trees Map

Once in the website there will be a bit more context and preamble but i think for the most part you should be able to discern the intended workflows. If not, let me know. I'm also interested in hearing your thoughts on the compromises we've made with regard to simplicity vs. data/workflow inlcusion and, of course, any other feedback at all.

We know that the performance is not yet optimal and think it's because of our newly implemented security settings (SSL and tokens to protect the exposure from the "Add Tree" tool). Any ideas on performance optimization would be appreciated.

Thanks!
Mike Alonzo
GIS Specialist
Casey Trees
Washington, DC



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Hey Matt --

Thanks. We are hosting with ArcServer. The Casey Trees Plantings data layer is in a versioned SDE database that gets updated by our field crews. The other tree data is more static and in file geodatabases on our server. The basemaps for the initial zoom levels are grabbed from an ESRI service. The basemaps for the three local zoom levels are tiled, cached, stored locally, and created locally, though the data initially come from DC GIS.

Mike


[quote name='matt' date='Dec 10 2009, 08:02 PM' post='28567']
Mike -

Very cool. Looks good. I think the simplicity is key and will help when interfacing w/ the public. Will take a closer look and see if there's anything else.

Also, would love to hear a little bit more about how you built the app: are you hosting ArcServer or using outside services?

Thanks!

- Matt




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