Chapter 6. Working with Real-Time Data

Data that are updated constantly presents us with a significant challenge in retrieving and rendering them. In this chapter, we will deal with two basic methods to work with real-time data by developing an application that is meant to track hurricanes. You will learn about the following topics in this chapter:

  • Understand about the nature of real-time data such as hurricane data
  • Use the in-built options given by ArcGIS to visualize the data
  • Methods to get the latest data
  • Methods to set the refresh interval for a layer

Background about the application

We are going to deal with hurricane data provided by the National Hurricane Center (NHC). The NHC provides a map service that describes the path and forecast of tropical ...

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