We focused in yesterday’s blog on configurable out of the box or COTS apps: Low-Code/No-Code GIS COTS apps: Advantages & Disadvantages. We like all flavours of COTS apps but have found ever more enquiries about custom configurable apps. These are web, mobile and desktop apps which are built on top of a COTS framework. That means customization or extending the functionality or workflows of a GIS app.
Simple GIS Map Parcel Finder
There are many reasons why custom COTS apps are attractive. Arguably most important is the fact these apps are not generic, instead they are built for your specific needs. In this blog post we will look at an example of this type of app.
In the real estate market, brokers and agents often find discovering parcel information both time consuming and frustrating. They want to find accurate, up to date parcel information in one place. More than that they want simple tools to access assessor sites automatically to find additional parcel information, to generate PDF’s for flyers or printing, and map (private) data contained in spreadsheets or CSV’s.
We took a COTS framework and built just this solution. Called simply the Real Estate Parcel Map Viewer, this is a focused custom COTS app. The demo below shows a Colorado-centric version of the app, focusing on 3 counties: Arapahoe, Adams and Broomfield:
For more information on this and other similar custom COTS apps we have been building contact us on 801.733.0723.
Author: Matt Sheehan
Matt Sheehan is a Principal at WebMapSolutions. Matt evangelizes GIS and location intelligence around the world through keynotes, articles, tweets and his books. Follow him on Twitter: