I’ve mentioned many times before in this blog that we are big fans of the new cloud based approach to GIS (WebGIS). As Bill Meehan at Esri describes, connecting desktop, Web and mobile apps via your central GIS cloud based hub provides access, awareness and analysis. Moving from server base to platform has many advantages. Its transforming GIS.
But today, the reality is that we live in a world of mixed technologies. Esri users have one or a combination of ArcGIS Server, Online, Portal. Web applications tend to be tied to these respective solutions. At WebMapSolutions we have been giving this considerable thought.
Let’s dig deeper.
GIS and the Best of all Worlds
Imagine field staff who work in remote areas. They need a mobile GIS editing app which works online and offline. Is there an application available which satisfies this mobile requirement but works against Server, Online or Portal?
We have developed a widget based GIS Web application which is responsive (meaning it works well on a PC, tablet or smartphone) runs on any platform (Windows, Android and Apple) and is offline enabled. The fact this is a widget based Web app means it is super flexible. So how does this provide a best of both world solution?
So wherever you have your data published our web app will provide the functionality you need. The fact that it is widget based means it is also super flexible. Adding new functionality – measure, geo-enrichment, redline, editing etc – is simple. We use the analogy of a swiss army knife. The beauty of this GIS web app is that whichever ArcGIS solution you have today, or tomorrow, the application will continue to work seamlessly.
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