Chapter 5. Developing a custom data-collection application

This chapter covers

  • Using out-of-the-box edit tools
  • Creating custom edit tools
  • Performing basic authentication for your application
  • Using HTML5 features
  • Enabling disconnected editing

By now you should have a fairly good grasp of how to write modular JavaScript by using the ArcGIS API for JavaScript. In chapter 4, you used core Dojo modules to build the base for what will become a custom edit widget in this chapter. Here, you’ll learn how to use the default Editor widget provided with the ArcGIS API for JavaScript, and how you can add, delete, and even update map locations. You’ll look at basic authentication so only authorized users can apply edits to your data. Because your ...

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