We have worked with a number of public organisations across the US over the years, helping with Web and mobile ArcGIS Server development. Local government is one of key business verticals. Our attention, and that of our public sector clients, is now turned to ArcGIS Online. We’ve been working with this new mapping platform for much of 2012, and we see it as a major advance.
We are taking advice from Esri’s GIS for Local Government team on the building of targeted apps which consume web maps, and use on the backend of the Esri Local Government Information Model. The work itself is being split into 3 areas:
1) Non-Mobile ArcGIS Online Web Apps
2) ArcGIS Online Mobile Web Apps
Taking the same approach as above, but targeting mobile Web browsers. Part of this work will focus on using a responsive web design:
So when accessing an app from your tablet or smartphone; in each case the application will look good and work well with the given screen size.
3) ArcGIS Online Mobile Installed Apps
We are very excited about ArcGIS Online, and are looking forward to helping our public sector clients take advantage of this revolutionary new platform.