Introduction to Geocortex Essentials

Geocortex® Essentials is a framework for designing, developing, and maintaining web mapping applications. Engineered from the ground up to work with Esri™ ArcGIS™ technology, Essentials extends the ArcGIS platform with the addition of a number of powerful features for building real-world GIS applications:

Sites and Viewers

As an administrator of Geocortex Essentials, you will configure sites and viewers. A site defines the configuration of a map and the components that work with the map. Viewers are the web applications that enable users to view and interact with a site's map.

Essentials ships with a web-based tool for creating and configuring sites, Geocortex Essentials Manager. In addition, Essentials provides a viewer framework that enables you to create fully functioning map viewers with a few clicks, the Geocortex Viewer for HTML5. Viewers created using the HTML5 Viewer framework are implemented in HTML5, JavaScript™, and TypeScript. HTML5 viewers can run in a browser, or they can run as a native iOS, Android™, or Windows™ application in the Geocortex Mobile App Framework.

Geocortex Essentials and Esri ArcGIS

Geocortex Essentials is engineered to work with Esri ArcGIS technology. Essentials supports: