Learn to Create Powerful Web Mapping Applications

        Tune In to an ESRI Live Training Seminar and Get Started Using the ArcGIS API for Microsoft Silverlight/WPF

Redlands, California — August 17, 2009 — Public demand is increasing for Web maps that can tell interesting stories and communicate important information quickly. ESRI will host a live training seminar this month that will teach Web application developers the fundamentals of designing fast, rich, and interactive mapping applications using the ArcGIS API for Microsoft Silverlight/WPF.

Getting Started with the ArcGIS API for Microsoft Silverlight/WPF will air at www.esri.com/lts on Thursday, August 27, 2009, at 9:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m., and 3:00 p.m. (Pacific daylight time). The live training seminar will give Web developers the tools and concepts they need to create their first Web map using the API. After installing Microsoft Silverlight, you can see several interactive samples at www.esri.com/silverlightsamples.

Developers can use the ArcGIS API for Microsoft Silverlight/WPF to integrate ArcGIS Server, ArcGIS Online, and Bing Maps for enterprise services and capabilities in a Silverlight application. The presenters will demonstrate how to create powerful and expressive geographic information system (GIS) Web applications on top of ArcGIS Server and ArcGIS Online services. Developers will see how they can create cross-browser and cross-platform interactive GIS Web applications using the API. Powerful and free, the API provides the ability to use any .NET Framework-supported language, such as C# and Visual Basic, to add GIS capabilities to their Web or desktop applications.

Attendees will learn

  • How to create an interactive Web application using the API in Microsoft Visual Studio
  • How to consume online maps and task services in Silverlight applications
  • What features and functionality they can use in the API
A broadband Internet connection and an ESRI Global Account are needed to watch the 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, the seminar will be archived and available for viewing on the ESRI Training Web site.

For more information about this free live training seminar, as well as upcoming classes, visit www.esri.com/training.

About ESRI Educational Services

With more than 200 courses to choose from, ESRI Educational 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.


Carla Wheeler,
Tel.: 909-793-2853, extension 1-2448

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