updated 9/21/2010 5:15:36 AM ET 2010-09-21T09:15:36

REDLANDS, Calif., Sept. 20, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Esri will host a live training seminar this week that demonstrates how to easily develop Web mapping applications using the new, no-cost ArcGIS Viewer for Flex.

Introduction to the ArcGIS Viewer for Flex will air Thursday, September 23, 2010, on www.esri.com/lts . Sessions will begin at 9:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m., and 3:00 p.m. (Pacific daylight time).

ArcGIS Viewer for Flex is Esri's ready-to-deploy, configurable client application built on the ArcGIS API for Flex 2.1. The viewer can be used to create customized geographic information system (GIS)-enabled Web mapping applications without doing any programming.

Seminar attendees will learn how to

  • Download and set up the ArcGIS Viewer for Flex application.
     
  • Use the core widgets included with the viewer.
     
  • Customize the viewer without programming.
     
  • Access the ArcGIS Viewer for Flex resource center to find help documentation, samples, and support forums.

ArcGIS Viewer for Flex supports business workflows that need mapping visualization, editing, and analysis on the Web. The look and feel, functionality, and data content of ArcGIS Viewer can be easily customized by editing an XML configuration file. Organizations can add their own corporate logo and branding to the viewer, extend functionality by adding widgets, and set the viewer to work with their own GIS services. The viewer also simplifies access to ArcGIS Online and ArcGIS Server services. ArcGIS Viewer for Flex 2.1 includes more than a dozen core widgets that extend its functionality.

"ArcGIS Viewer for Flex allows nondevelopers to set up and deploy a fast, modern-looking Web mapping application very quickly," says Derek Law, product manager for the viewer and seminar presenter. "Mapping content from ArcGIS Online is already preloaded in the application, including worldwide street, imagery, and topographic maps, as well as a set of sample ArcGIS Server map services and several widgets."

This seminar will be of interest to anyone who wants to quickly deploy a GIS-enabled Web mapping application without writing a single line of code.

A broadband Internet connection and an Esri Global Account are needed to participate in the training seminar. Creating a global account is easy and free: visit www.esri.com/lts , click Login, and register your name and address. A few weeks after the live presentation, this seminar will be archived and available for viewing on the Esri Training Web site.

About Esri Training Services

With more than 200 courses to choose from, Esri Training Services is a recognized leader in geographic information system training. Courses cover a variety of topics related to Esri software, the theory underlying GIS technology, and applying GIS tools to find solutions in particular fields, all while combining hands-on experience, interactivity, and instructional support to create an effective learning environment. Visit www.esri.com/training for more information.

About Esri

Since 1969, Esri has been giving customers around the world the power to think and plan geographically. The market leader in GIS, Esri software is used in more than 300,000 organizations worldwide including each of the 200 largest cities in the United States, most national governments, more than two-thirds of Fortune 500 companies, and more than 7,000 colleges and universities. Esri applications, running on more than one million desktops and thousands of Web and enterprise servers, provide the backbone for the world's mapping and spatial analysis. Esri is the only vendor that provides complete technical solutions for desktop, mobile, server, and Internet platforms. Visit us at www.esri.com/news .

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