Zen and the Art of Web Mapping

When I first started working with web-based GIS, oooh, back in 2001 or so, it seemed that ESRI was attempting to deliver “desktop-GIS-in-a-browser”, and as we know now, generally coming up short. Since the birth of ArcIMS, ESRI invested heavily in ArcObjects and ArcGIS Server, presumably to deliver on the aims of its original internet…