Having just given a presentation on Effective Web Based Cartography and Representation at our Geocortex User Conference, it became evident that people are very interested in the performance/optimization side of things.

ArcGIS Server 9.3.1 includes some great new features for this, and ESRI Canada is hosting some related webinars:

• Performance and Optimization Techniques for ArcGIS Server, May 14, 2009 and June 4, 2009
• High-performance Dynamic Map Publishing with ArcGIS Server 9.3.1, May 19, 2009

Also, Geocortex Optimizer is a product we have developed that provides a number of related and complementary features that help you ensure best possible performance (and monitor usage over time to create web-mapping applications better tuned to your users’ requirements).

Anyway, if you weren’t at the Geocortex User Conference and are interested in taking in my Effective Web Based Cartography and Representation presentation, you can catch the next webinar version on Wednesday, May 20th, 2009. I will be adding more content on the topic of initial design to maximize performance. Registration is here.