Web-based GIS


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 Server
Documentation, tutorials, and tips and tricks for using ArcGIS Server from ESRI. With this previous generation online map serving technology, you can create simple, “out-of-the box” map services with pan, zoom and simple query functions.

AspMap is a Web mapping component for embedding spatial data access, display and analysis capabilities in Web applications and services. AspMap supports ASP and ASP.NET.

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.

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.

Free user-friendly ArcView extension. The purpose of this extension is to allow ArcView users to display their maps and data to people over the Web in a quick and easy fashion without having to have a map server.

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.

Map-TV is a mapserver that has a built in web server. This map server uses ESRI shapefile format for data display.

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.

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Article first published January 16, 2009.  Select entries last updated on March 1, 2016. 

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