What is GIS Software?
GIS Software either uses or pulls data from Geographical Information Systems (GIS) to collect, edit and analyze geospatial data, typically with a strong focus on visualization and an accurate, precise sense of scale.
Benefits of GIS Software Development
GIS has wide-ranging uses and its numerous benefits are just as diverse.
GIS enables companies to make choices with the most thorough, correct and up-to-date information possible.
Companies use GIS to plan optimal routes or secure the most strategic locations for their physical premises, for the most cost-efficiency.
With up to date information and an accurate scale, GIS keeps distances and locations correct, which leads to more accurate business decisions and actions.
With GIS-enabled software, tasks like location reporting and route planning can be automated. This saves time and money along the way, freeing resources for more important tasks.
Reading raw data across numerous dimensions & values is near impossible. Geospatial mapping (with multiple layers) turns complex data human-readable.
Need to make decisions regarding locations that are out of reach, due to impracticality or cost? GIS enables the most information for off-site analysis and assessment.
What Do You Need To Develop GIS Applications?
GIS technology is highly useful, but it can’t be carelessly added on to an application on a whim.
For a start, there is a wide range of GIS options, from software, libraries to tools and data sources. These decisions need to be accounted for at the start - and for that, you need an experienced GIS software development company.
We’ll understand your core business needs and understand the exact data that you need for your objectives. Then, we create applications and software designed around this core functionality, ensuring a final product that’s easily read and used by users, whether it’s external customers or internal teams.
How Do We Develop GIS Applications?
If your project is particularly ambitious, we can recommend a proof of concept to help ensure the viability and feasibility of the final solution, as well as a prototyping to identify opportunities for improvement before release.
1. Project Planning
In addition to the usual product design elements, we also need to consider which GIS tools we will use, in order to ensure compatibility with the rest of our choices.
2. The Initial Framework
All apps start with an initial framework - this is where we add core functionalities, like login, and basic views, UI, etc.
3. Add Libraries & Maps
Now to add some GIS! Here we implement the sources & tools chosen in step 1. Data is imported or called through API. We also add wrappers and other efforts to ensure smooth, compatible performance.
4. Create Maps/GIS Components
With both the basic app structure and the relevant data sources ready, we can refine our maps and components. This is where we can also add attributive data, to better show the information we want to layer on our maps.
5. Add Objects, Overlays & Layers
With the maps and data ready, we can now add the layers and data overlays we need for the final product to be user-friendly. This is where the data-heavy maps are refined and focused.
6. Test, Refine & Repeat
We always test our functionalities. If they don’t meet our high standards, we refine them as much as necessary. It doesn’t launch until we know it fully meets your needs!
Meet brands satisfied with our approach.