Highly Interactive Web Maps

A dynamic, interactive web map is the centerpiece of a comprehensive geospatial work environment. Not only for retrieval and display of data, but also a platform for data creation and editing. And access to all the analytical power of the spatial database.

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Whether you are integrating your data environment with one of the commercial mapping APIs or with open source tools such as Mapserver and OpenLayers, your map becomes your workspace. There is a wide array of display, navigation, and editing capabilities that you can exploit to accelerate your work.

In effect, you have desktop GIS functionality in the web browser.

Navigation

+ Zoom Bar - Select from a pre-defined list of map scales.

+ Pan Arrows - Click to move a pre-defined distance West, North, East, South.

+ Dynamic Zoom In - Drag and release a rectangle over map, and it refreshes such that area within the box now fills the entire map window.

+ Dynamic Zoom Out - Drag and release a rectangle over map, and it refreshes such that what was the entire map window now appears within the box.

+ Click-Drag Pan.

+ Content-Specific Zoom - Display all currently selected objects. Or zoom to fit a specific feature, such as a state or county. Or zoom such that all objects resulting from a query are shown.

Display

+ Automatic control of which map layers appear or disappear at different zoom scales, whether their labels are shown or not.

+ Graphic Style changes - color, size, font, line pattern - according to zoom scale.

+ Check Boxes allow user to turn map layers on and off.

+ Map Legend

+ Overview Map

Selection

+ Click on a symbol representing a feature, and the symbol is redrawn in highlight as the 'current selection.'

+ Click-Drag-Release a box or circle and all features of a specified type within the shape are selected.

+ Selection within a user-drawn polygon.

+ Selection of one or more features as the result of a query.

Edit

+ User single-click becomes a new point feature of a specified type.

+ User-drawn line becomes a new linear feature of a specified type.

+ User-drawn polygon becomes a new feature of a specified polygon type.

+ Select an existing feature and redraw its geometry.

+ Select an existing feature and bring up form to review and change non-graphical attributes.

File Outputs

+ Current Selection List dumped to a file in a format such as Shapefile, PostgreSQL DUMP, csv, GeoJSON, GML, SVG, etc.

Specialty Functions

+ Route Selection - Display a travel route between two points, constrained by vehicle type, shortest distance, fastest trip, turn restrictions such as one-way streets, construction or storm closures, etc.

+ Geocoding - Enter an address and center the map over a marker showing the location of the address.

+ Reverse Geocoding - Click the map (marker is displayed) then show the address closest to the selection point. Observe constraints, such as limits on search radius, no crossing of specified jurisdictional boundaries, etc.

+ Networked Infrastructure - Specialized geographic schematics representing the interconnected features of a telecommunications network, electric, gas, or water utility. Options to trace the connectivity of the network.

+ Spatial Relationships - Intersection, Union, Difference, Crosses, Contains, etc.

+ Custom Geospatial Processing