During the 2009 ESRI International User Conference, Jack Dangermond introduced his vision of geographic design or “geodesign”. Click here to view Jack’s presentation of his geodesign vision. To assist Jack’s presentation a few demonstrations were created to help illustrate his points. One such demonstration used a Microsoft Surface device to sketch planning areas on an interactive map.
This application was developed using the ArcGIS API for WPF by the Applications Prototype Lab. The base map is from ArcGIS Online and the overlaid suitability maps were sourced from a local ArcGIS Server. A very basic application but it demonstrates the interactivity of a multi-user/multi-touch device for planning and communal design.