Imagery & Remote Sensing

Image Service Widgets for Web AppBuilder for ArcGIS

This blog post was contributed by Emily Windahl, a Technical Editor on the Imagery Workflows Team.

The Esri Imagery Dev team are proud to offer a custom imagery-focused theme and some custom widgets for Web AppBuilder for ArcGIS, which have been specifically designed to work with image services. This collection of specialized functionality is called Web AppBuilder for Image Services (WABIS). They make it easy to incorporate imagery into a wide range of web apps. Now your web app can leverage imagery to better visualize and analyze your data. For example, your web app might use imagery to detect and highlight agriculture, or show before and after images with a slider to dynamically explore changes between them.

WABIS works within the existing Web AppBuilder framework and uses a modular design that easily integrates with other GIS and image service widgets. Even better? There’s no coding required.

The custom widgets allow app users to manage, analyze, and visualize imagery in a number of ways:

The latest update also includes a Scatterplot widget, which allows an end user to select two bands from an image service layer and plot their values on a graph.

Scatterplot widget

There are several other enhancements with the latest WABIS release:

Checkout the widgets in this live demo app using a Landsat8 image service (click the image below)

To download the WABIS: Public repository for Web AppBuilder image service widgets

Additional resources:

If you have questions or want to show off your imagery web apps please email us:

About the author

Derek is a Senior Product Manager working on ArcGIS Monitor. Based in the Esri Redlands, CA office, he's involved with requirements gathering, software development, and product marketing. Follow on Twitter/X: @GIS_Bandit | Mastodon: ) Bluesky:


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