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Introduction to the ArcGIS Server Adobe FLEX API

Introduction to the ArcGIS Server Adobe FLEX API

The term Rich Internet Applications or RIAs has become synonymous with Web 2.0 applications. But what are Rich Internet Applications? RIAs provide desktop functionality in a web application. They are engaging, interactive, and expressive applications with easy to use interfaces. RIAs provide increased productivity to end users. There is no waiting for full-page reloading after user actions. Instead, RIAs provide instant feedback to the user and are responsive to their actions. In GIS terms, RIA applications provide the ability to create attractive visualizations of geographic analysis, and the ability to interact with the data.

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