ArcGIS Viewer for Flex 2.0 (Beta) Available for Download

Redlands, California—July 8, 2010—Esri's new ArcGIS Viewer for Flex 2.0 (beta) can now be downloaded at no cost on the ArcGIS Viewer for Flex Resource Center Web page.

The ArcGIS Viewer for Flex is a ready-to-use, configurable Web mapping application built on the ArcGIS API for Flex 2.0. Users can easily customize the look and feel of the viewer, add their own logo and branding, and extend functionality with downloadable widgets—all without the need for any programming knowledge or skills.

"The ArcGIS Viewer for Flex allows nondevelopers to set up and deploy a fast, modern-looking Web mapping application very quickly," says Derek Law, product manager for the viewer. "Mapping content from ArcGIS Online is already preloaded in the application, including worldwide street, imagery, and topographic maps, as well as a set of sample ArcGIS Server map services, a traffic camera feed, and a time slider widget to help you understand how you might customize your application."

To customize the viewer, users simply edit XML files in a text editor to change the appearance, functionality, and map content. Advanced users can develop custom functionality via widgets on top of the core viewer framework.

The ArcGIS Viewer for Flex is a client-side application designed to support existing business workflows that require mapping visualization, editing, and analysis. The viewer simplifies access to ArcGIS Online and ArcGIS Server services and accelerates Web mapping application deployment.

About Esri

Since 1969, Esri has been giving customers around the world the power to think and plan geographically. The market leader in geographic information system (GIS) technology, Esri software is used in more than 300,000 organizations worldwide including each of the 200 largest cities in the United States, most national governments, more than two-thirds of Fortune 500 companies, and more than 7,000 colleges and universities. Esri applications, running on more than one million desktops and thousands of Web and enterprise servers, provide the backbone for the world's mapping and spatial analysis. Esri is the only vendor that provides complete technical solutions for desktop, mobile, server, and Internet platforms. Visit us at


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