Michael Blair, Innovate! Senior GIS Manager, Presented “How Unique Is Your Search? Dynamically Expand Your Query,” at the North Carolina ArcGIS Users Group September 19th

Mr. Blair delivered his presentation on the Query widget, which is great for predefined searches, but has certain limitations.  There is the question about what do you do when you want to find data across multiple attributes and many unique values per attribute? Innovate! solved that problem by developing a custom tool to make use of a unique value data query to serve the values dynamically through a web service. The tool then consumes the response and builds a multi-selection search interface for the user to be able to select individual field values across multiple fields. To expand the tool’s reach and use, Innovate! added a geographic filtering function that allows the user to define an area to search against, in addition to the field values.