GIS Software Development Company

Need an application that tracks, studies or otherwise uses geographical data? Let’s design the perfect GIS software to enable your business!

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.

Which Companies Use GIS Software?

GIS has wide-ranging uses and can be found in nearly every industry or niche. Here are some of the best examples.

UPS

The organization’s routes (which famously rarely turn left) are all optimized through their GIS-enabled ORION system.

Uber

Need to pinpoint vehicle locations in relation to user’s devices? Uber turned to GIS software and tools to make their app work.

British Airways

Charting and planning flights require specific geospatial knowledge - which is why virtually all airlines rely on GIS software.

Starbucks

How does Starbucks choose new locations? The use of GIS to analyze traffic, population density, the average income in the local area and more.

World Health Organization

WHO uses GIS to track the spread of diseases & other indicative patterns, as well as data on hospitals and cases from 150 countries.

U.S National Park Service

GIS is used to monitor 85 million acres of natural and cultural resources. It’s also used in hazard warnings, as well as search and rescue.

Why Do You Need GIS Software Development?

Reliably transferring 3D space to a 2D plane is significantly harder than it looks. Most maps use inaccurate projections, which can often lead to ineffective results if you rely on them. GIS is designed to offer realistic scaling, so positions stay relative between dimensions and points.

This, combined with the abundance of GPS support and data sources, means companies are in an ideal position now, more than ever, to utilize geographical information to improve their services.

Data

GIS apps take geographical data from various sources and enable companies to analyze and utilize them for insights.

Spatial Relationships

GIS mapping is essential for keeping distances accurate. If you need to track points or objects, GIS is the best option.

Mapping

GIS enables data to be visually overlayed on to map - and separated into layers - to make complex information understandable.

Benefits of GIS Software Development

GIS has wide-ranging uses and its numerous benefits are just as diverse.

Decision Making

GIS enables companies to make choices with the most thorough, correct and up-to-date information possible.

Efficiency

Companies use GIS to plan optimal routes or secure the most strategic locations for their physical premises, for the most cost-efficiency.

Accuracy

With up to date information and an accurate scale, GIS keeps distances and locations correct, which leads to more accurate business decisions and actions.

Automation

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.

Visual Clarity

Reading raw data across numerous dimensions & values is near impossible. Geospatial mapping (with multiple layers) turns complex data human-readable.

Remote Sensing

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!

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Have some questions about GIS Software Development?

Bart Cywinski

Business Development Director

bart@uigstudio.com

+48 602 750 432

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