Web-based GIS

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Access to spatial data as well as advanced mapping and spatial analysis over the Internet is becoming more common. Find information about map server technology and examples of online mapping.

ArcGIS Enterprise
Esri’s mapping and analytics platform.

geothinQ is a Geographic Information System (GIS) platform that powers smart, data-driven real estate decisions for land development professionals and property stakeholders. Backed by robust land mapping technology, geothinQ provides on-demand access to property data across the country including environmental, demographic and topographic information. The platform creates a fast and visual land evaluation process resulting in sustainable projects that produce a positive ROI for developers.

Google Earth
Google Earth combines satellite imagery, geographic data and Google’s search capabilities to create a virtual globe application that you can download to your desktop to access online spatial data. Find resources here to help you expand this geographic data viewer application.

Google Maps
Using Google Maps on individual web sites, called map hacking, is a fast and easy way to add geographic information to personal web sites. Listed here are resources to help you understand how to embed Google Maps in your own site.

gvSIG Online
Based on open source software, gvSIG lets users publish maps in the cloud as well as manage an organization internally through web maps.

MapServer is an OpenSource development environment for building spatially enabled Internet applications. The software builds upon other popular OpenSource or freeware systems like Shapelib, FreeType, Proj.4, libTIFF, Perl and others.

Create simple interactive web maps with GIS functions.

TatukGIS Developer Kernel ASP.NET Edition
ASP.NET WebForms SDK for custom web GIS development using C#, VB.NET, Oxygene, and other .NET compatible languages. Support for HTML5 technology enabling smooth, multi-touch compatibility with leading web browsers and platforms (iOS iPhone and iPad, Mac OS, Android phone and tablets, Windows Mobile devices). Rich client-side drawing and editing features that can be customized using provided JavaScript API. Simple ‘copy file’ server deployment without deployment royalties or run-time fees.


Free Map Server Software
Want to launch maps over the internet but can’t afford commercial software? Check here for links to free map servers. Suggest a resource: editor@gislounge.comArticle first published January 16, 2009.  Select entries last updated on August 20, 2018. 

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8 thoughts on “Web-based GIS”

  1. Perhaps you are aware that the District Administration, Burdwan has undertaken a Project for the first time development of GIS based Website for the Burdwan District and we have already availed the Vectorised base Maps for the purpose. The target is to enable various Govt. Department, Common Citizens and other stake holder to get important Geo-referenced Information at their doorstep. Such as Basic Administrative layers, which includes District Boundary, Sub-Division, CD Block, Gram Panchayat, Mouza, Roads, Railways, Drainage, canals, River & Other Water Bodies. Other layer also included viz Electricity, Communication, Agricultural Marketing, Agriculture, Election (Polling Booth details), Education, Health (Incl. ICDS), Industry, Irrigation, SHG information available there.

    NRDMS, Burdwan
    West Bengal

  2. i am searching for a application server for gis applications.Which one is preffered open source Server? .Glassfish or Jboss? can anybody suggest ?

  3. i am searching for a application server for gis applications.Which one is preffered open source Server? .Glassfish or Jboss? can anybody suggest ?

  4. Mr Jay,
    I work as GIS Analyst in a company named CADopia India Pvt Ltd. Very recently we have lunched our web GIS site for Burdwan District,which was inaugurated by the CM of the West Bengal.I would request you to check out the web site
    May be this could be helpful for you.This site was developed in Bengali font as it was a requisite from the client.In case if you face any trouble surfing feel free to mail me at the given id.

  5. I am looking for a software company that provides a web based GIS application that would allow our customers to cirle or draw on a area and then have it populate a call down system for mass notification

  6. Anyone know what the best GIS application is to use on the iPhone web browser interface, safari? I’ve seen a few that seem to work, but we keep losing functionality on certain tools.

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