Volume IV-4/W4
ISPRS Ann. Photogramm. Remote Sens. Spatial Inf. Sci., IV-4/W4, 311-317, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/isprs-annals-IV-4-W4-311-2017
© Author(s) 2017. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.
ISPRS Ann. Photogramm. Remote Sens. Spatial Inf. Sci., IV-4/W4, 311-317, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/isprs-annals-IV-4-W4-311-2017
© Author(s) 2017. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

  13 Nov 2017

13 Nov 2017

TANK INFORMATION SYSTEM (TIS): A CASE STUDY IN MIGRATING WEB MAPPING APPLICATION FROM FLEX TO DOJO FOR ARCGIS SERVER AND THEN TO OPEN SOURCE

B. R. Pulsani B. R. Pulsani
  • Telangana State Remote Sensing Applications Centre, 8th Floor, B Block, Swarnajayanti Complex, Ameerpet-38, India

Abstract. Tank Information System is a web application which provides comprehensive information about minor irrigation tanks of Telangana State. As part of the program, a web mapping application using Flex and ArcGIS server was developed to make the data available to the public. In course of time as Flex be-came outdated, a migration of the client interface to the latest JavaScript based technologies was carried out. Initially, the Flex based application was migrated to ArcGIS JavaScript API using Dojo Toolkit. Both the client applications used published services from ArcGIS server. To check the migration pattern from proprietary to open source, the JavaScript based ArcGIS application was later migrated to OpenLayers and Dojo Toolkit which used published service from GeoServer. The migration pattern noticed in the study especially emphasizes upon the use of Dojo Toolkit and PostgreSQL database for ArcGIS server so that migration to open source could be performed effortlessly. The current ap-plication provides a case in study which could assist organizations in migrating their proprietary based ArcGIS web applications to open source. Furthermore, the study reveals cost benefits of adopting open source against commercial software's.