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New Tutorials for Higher Education

Esri Canada’s Education and Research group continues to develop useful resources that help Higher Education educators and students get the most out of ArcGIS. Find out what resources are available so you can integrate them in your teaching.

Explore our latest tutorials for higher education covering a few different ArcGIS platform applications. Students and teachers can integrate the skills from these resources in a future class or project.

Creating Real-time Web Applications Using Stream Services
Stream services are a new type of service available with ArcGIS for Server 10.3. They use WebSocket technology to allow you to create low-latency, real-time spatial data feeds. In this tutorial, you will learn how to poll an external API for real-time data in JavaScript Object Notation (JSON), and then publish those data with a stream service using the ArcGIS GeoEvent Extension for Server. You will use the stream service to visualize data in an ArcGIS Online Web map and an ArcGIS API for JavaScript Web application.

Introduction to Business Analyst Desktop
This tutorial will work through a scenario-based case study that allows you to become familiar with Business Analyst workflows. You will use trade area and analysis tools to retrieve useful demographic information and perform market and site level analysis to assess the expansion of a restaurant chain in St. John’s, Newfoundland.

Introduction to Business Analysis Online
In this tutorial, you will work through a case study using Esri’s Business Analyst Online (BAO) Web application to perform a market evaluation for a new business idea that seeks to provide technology training and services for seniors in St. John’s, Newfoundland.

Introduction to Business Analyst Online tutorial.

Web AppBuilder for ArcGIS (Developer Edition)
Web AppBuilder for ArcGIS facilitates the creation of customizable, GIS-based Web mapping applications without the need to write code. The Developer Edition is a downloadable version of the basic Web AppBuilder that allows custom widgets and themes to be added to the interface. This tutorial outlines how to install Web AppBuilder and create a custom widget for viewing air quality across Canada. Developing themes and deploying your Web AppBuilder creations are also discussed.

Working with GeoEvent Filters and Processors
The ArcGIS GeoEvent Extension for Server allows you to process real-time spatial data feeds. You can use the GeoEvent Extension to perform many different operations on live event data before they are outputted to a specified destination (e.g., a feature service, a text file). In this tutorial, you will learn how to configure GeoEvent Services that utilize processors to perform operations on event attributes and geometries. You will also learn how to use filters and GeoFences to filter events based on their attributes or spatial relationships to other geometries.

To find these resources and many others visit the Esri Canada Lesson Planner.

About the Author

Angela Alexander is a K-12 Education Resource Developer on the Esri Canada Education and Research team. She has over six years of experience working with educators across Canada. Angela is responsible for producing geographic information system (GIS) and curriculum specific resources, conducting and creating custom workshops for educators and judging and developing the question for the annual GIS Skills Ontario competition in Waterloo, Ontario. Angela has a Bachelor’s degree in Geography and Sociology from the University of Western Ontario and completed the Applied Digital Geography and GIS certificate program at Ryerson University.

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