Patterns and Best Practices when Using the ArcGIS API for JavaScript

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The Web APIs make these things easier to achieve Web APIs make these things easier to achieve.
Before you start coding Before you start coding.
* How do the layers in my desktop map translate to Web map layers? * Combine layers into logical groups * Each group has its own MXD Map Map service.
You should not have You should not have a 1 to 1 match between to match between service and application.
Publish separate basemap and operational services and consume them in the app. services and consume them in the app.
Bringing your Web Map Application to Life Bringing your Web Map Application to Life.
* Web Map is made up of multiple client side layers * Basemap Layers (provides a geographic frame of (p reference).
- ArcGIS Online, Virtual Earth, Google Maps, your own designed basemap.
* Operational Layers (show a focused item of interest on top of the base map) of the base map).
- vehicle locations, cadastral features, utility networks, weather data, traffic incidents, and ?? – Multiple ways to implement ways to implement.
Designer and Developer View Designer and Developer View.
Basemap + Operational Layers.
End Users View End Users View.
Base Maps Base Maps.
* Types: Imagery, Streets, Terrain, any type that provides contextually useful information for your operational layers * Generally Cached * Usually does not change frequently
Base Maps should be beautiful! Base Maps should be beautiful!.

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