Geocortex adds support for Arcade scripting and ArcGIS Online smart mapping

by | Sep 5, 2019

VICTORIA, CANADA “ Latitude Geographics (a VertiGIS company) recently released the 4.12 version of their flagship product, Geocortex Essentials, with the vision of making it even easier for the developers of mapping applications to take advantage of Esri's ArcGIS® technology.

Improved integration with ArcGIS® Online web map outputting

Using Esri's smart mapping functionality, GIS departments around the world are creating eye-catching, informative maps in ArcGIS Online. Smart mapping allows analysts to visualize and review their data in unique ways to discover trends and solve complex problems. By styling data and displaying it in a thematic map, hidden meaning can be found. For example, a map can now be created that uses clustering, opacity, and varying color schemes to display:


a) The most prevalent level of education in a county by neighborhood;

b) The incidence of that level of education in that neighborhood; and

c) The variance from that mean level of education in that neighborhood.


Web maps outputted from ArcGIS Online can now be imported into Geocortex Viewer for HTML5 (GVH) exactly as they are, meaning that all smart mapping symbology, legends, and other information will be preserved and appear in GVH in the same format.


Support for ArcGIS® Arcade scripting engine

The Arcade expression language adds powerful scripting capabilities to the ArcGIS platform. By writing simple scripts, users can manipulate their map data on the fly in several ways. For example, a user could use an Arcade script to set up an identify parcel operation that also returns a summary of both the population density and communications infrastructure in the area, along with any other variables of interest they wish to include. The portability of these scripts allows them to now be used within Geocortex applications.


The new functionality added in this release provides even stronger support for developers using the ArcGIS platform, particularly those familiar with creating smart maps in ArcGIS Online, said Drew Millen, Chief Technology Officer for Geocortex. It's now easier than ever to build a mapping application that pulls data from various sources and uses it creatively to improve decision making.


To learn more about the latest version of Geocortex Essentials, check out the company's product release page.


About VertiGIS:

VertiGIS¯offers a collection of¯leading¯software and solutions¯to help organizations around the world benefit from the power of GIS.¯Offerings across industries, products designed to meet¯the¯unique¯needs of jurisdictions, and¯framework-based tools¯to help build¯geospatial information¯applications¯by¯enhancing¯Esri's¯ArcGIS® are just a few of the ways¯VertiGIS¯helps professionals get real work done¯using location intelligence.¯AED-SICAD,¯Geocortex, Dynamic Design, SynerGIS, and¯Geocom¯are all part of the¯VertiGIS¯brand.¯Follow on Twitter (@VertiGIS) and learn more at


About Geocortex:

Geocortex believes that geography empowers people to make vastly better decisions about the world around us; and they help their customers accomplish this with innovative mapping software and services. In use by more than 1,400 organizations around the world, Geocortex technology helps organizations operate more efficiently, communicate more effectively, and improve decision making. Geocortex technology is designed specifically and exclusively for use with Esri's ArcGIS® platform; as an Esri Platinum Partner, Geocortex is focused on helping clients maximize the return on their investment in core Esri technology. Learn more at


About Esri:

Esri, the global market leader in geographic information system (GIS) software, location intelligence, and mapping, offers¯Esri¯Geospatial Cloud, the most powerful geospatial cloud available. Since 1969,¯Esri¯has helped customers unlock the full potential of data to improve operational and business results. Today,¯Esri¯software is deployed in more than 350,000 organizations including the world's largest cities, most national governments, 75 percent of Fortune 500 companies, and more than 7,000 colleges and universities. With its pioneering commitment to geospatial information technology,¯Esri¯engineers the most advanced solutions for digital transformation, the Internet of Things (IoT), and advanced analytics.¯Learn more at



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