The world they live is filled with coordinates and I like it! - Alfred Lam, the coursework instructor.
The essence of making a pretty map is balance! - Alfred Lam, the coursework instructor.
This is a short entry-level coursework teaching how to add GIS maps to Android application. The purpose of this coursework is to give you a basic idea of how to generate an Android GIS App from scratch.
GIS stands for Geographic Knowledge Technique. It consists of hardware, program, people, surroundings, and knowledge. Therefore, students with different backgrounds can learn and use GIS. The purpose of this coursework is to convey an idea to students that adding a GIS map to Android Apps for your clients is not difficult. You can spend your maximum time to handle it.
In case you are new to using GIS maps in Android development, this coursework is the right place for you to start. The ArcGIS Runtime SDK for Android has been developed by ESRI, which is so far the largest seller of GIS systems and applications in the world. Some developers may ask why do they bother to make use of GIS maps as they already have Google map. My answer is that the Google map is great for you to identify your locations. But its knowledge, functionality, and flexibility are far from in case you require to generate a versatile app with various basemaps, to tell a narrative, to add your own map features, or to perform an analysis to your clients with a map. ArcGIS, on the other hand, is the most comprehensive and advanced GIS in the world and it can performing all these tasks for you.
After finishing this coursework and the exercises, it is possible for you to to:
setup Android Studio project with ArcGIS Maven online repository ;
sign up a ArcGIS Developers Account (Free);
add a default basemap in xml;
select a basemap type;
select map layers from ArcGIS Rest Services Dictionary;
add multiple map layers in java;
enable map continuously;
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