POD is designed as a self-service mapping application that allows organizations which produce authoritative content to share that information with non-GIS users. The app creates hard-copy cartographic information products, which complement web maps for users needing backup maps for field use. Users can create custom maps when and where they want. The maps are built on-the-fly using the most recent data published by the organization.
The following videos demonstrate how to use POD:
You can experiment with POD at our live sample site: http://pod.arcgis.com/
The sample site contains data for a limited extent. For a topographic map example (the Fixed 25K product) there are four map sheets of data to the southeast of Salt Lake City, Utah. For a simpler map example (the Dynamic Area product), there is point and imagery data over the State of Louisiana.
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