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ArcGIS API Lite for Flex

This library provides an open source framework and sample apps for getting started with the ArcGIS API for Flex.


The ArcGIS API Lite for Flex enables you to embed mapping capabilities into your Flex projects very easily. It rivals in simplicity with other popular mapping APIs such as those from Google, Yahoo, etc, and provides a comprehensive collection of maps to utilize (Topographic and Street maps, Imagery, Shaded Relief, etc) in your projects. It also offers unique analytical capabilities such as calculating drive-time polygons and others. This API is available as a developer sample under the Apache 2.0 license and can be downloaded from GitHub. The ArcGIS API Lite for Flex is built as a framework library around the powerful ArcGIS API for Flex, a more advanced API for building GIS web applications.

Why did Esri create the ArcGIS API Lite for Flex?

Esri is the leading provider of advanced GIS capabilities in the market today. While very powerful, its ArcGIS API for Flex is more sophisticated than other popular mapping APIs available. We wanted to create a simpler API that would introduce the average non-GIS expert into the great opportunities that GIS has to offer.




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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

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

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