Briefing Book is an application that allows users to view and create map-based briefings and reports with interactive content.
Latest commit c80a2d9 Jan 9, 2017 @LindsayThomas LindsayThomas committed on GitHub Update

briefing-book (retired)

This briefing book repo has been moved to the Retired Lifecycle Phase, applications built from this repo are in the retired lifecycle phase.

The best replacement for Briefing Books is using ArcGIS apps There are many different applications that can be configured in ArcGIS Online without downloading the application. However, if you want to host the application on your own server or customize any of these apps then check out ArcGIS apps repo’s here


Briefing Book is a configuration of ArcGIS and a JavaScript application that allows users to view and create map-based briefings and reports with interactive content.

This application can be deployed by local, state, and national governments; utilities, NGOs, as well as private industries; to create and deliver dynamic and interactive briefings and reports for executives, decision-makers, knowledge-workers, and constituents.

The Briefing Book can be used to create new briefings and reports that include ArcGIS maps, videos, photos, and written text. The briefings and reports are stored in your ArcGIS Online Organization or Portal for ArcGIS site and can be shared with members of your organization or the general public. The Briefing Book presents briefings and reports you author on a single bookshelf optimized for tablet devices.

[Image of Briefing Book application]


  • Create briefings and reports including ArcGIS maps, videos, photos, and written text
  • Share books with the public or individuals


General Help

New to Github? Get started here.


Learn more about Esri's ArcGIS Solutions.

Show me a list of other Esri GitHub repositories.


Find a bug or want to request a new feature? Please let us know by submitting an issue.


Esri welcomes contributions from anyone and everyone. Please see our guidelines for contributing.


Copyright 2013 Esri

Licensed under the Apache License, Version 2.0 (the "License"); you may not use this file except in compliance with the License. You may obtain a copy of the License at

Unless required by applicable law or agreed to in writing, software distributed under the License is distributed on an "AS IS" BASIS, WITHOUT WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF ANY KIND, either express or implied. See the License for the specific language governing permissions and limitations under the License.

A copy of the license is available in the repository's LICENSE.txt file.