The new Map Widget for ArcGIS is available for IBM Lotus Greenhouse and WebSphere Portal Business Solutions Catalog users. It allows them to embed mapping and geographic information system (GIS) capabilities in mashup applications. The map widget can be used within IBM products such as the IBM Mashup Center and IBM WebSphere Portal Server.
“Map Widget for ArcGIS is an Enterprise 2.0 solution,” says Josh Lewis, director, Esri Partner Network. “It provides a direct link between two enterprise ecosystems: IBM’s Lotus and WebSphere Portal and Esri’s ArcGIS Online maps and services.”
Developers and end users can employ the map widget to create easy-to-use, highly visual enterprise mashups that display dynamic business information on interactive maps. The widget does not require programming and is entirely configurable. The end user has the ability to change basemaps and connect to ArcGIS services as well as combine the map widget with other widgets and portlets.
For example, within a single portal environment, an organization can use the widget to configure a spatially enabled, operational dashboard with multiple maps for monitoring and managing distinct assets distributed across multiple locations.
Developers can obtain the source code released under the open source Apache license, version 2.0, directly from ArcGIS Online.
[Source: Esri press release]