GIS Cloud is a platform that enables easy and organized data management and collection. It consists of several web and mobile apps.
Even though there are a number of applications, it is important to emphasize that they work together.
What exactly does that mean?
Our apps sync automatically – once you make a change in one of the editing apps, it will be visible in all other apps you use.
Although working together, each of our apps serves a different purpose. You can read more about them below!
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Map Editor is a powerful cloud-based app that enables you to build and share your maps quickly. This is our only web app you can create and edit maps, layers and features with. It also allows you to add collaborators to help you with data editing by assigning them different permissions to control access.
Map Viewer is an app that allows you to access maps and data someone shared with you. It is intended for private map viewing and is mostly used for project overview, tracking the job process and making decisions. The available data can be accessed online, or offline once the map is stored on the device.
Our best app for public sharing is Map Portal. It allows you to make a portal on the web and publish the data prepared in the Map Editor. The main purpose of this app is to enable your viewers to search, visualize and explore media enriched data in a branded portal that could be made in less than 30 minutes.
Mobile data collection
Mobile data collection is a tool both for the web and for iOS and Android devices. It allows you to collect data from the field in real-time, create custom forms, work in offline mode and have many other functionalities.
It is a tool consisting of two apps:
- Mobile data collection app – The mobile component that is used for data collection.
- Mobile data collection Portal – The web component used for constructing projects.
In a nutshell, it works like this:
A web app is used to make a form. In that form, you can input all the information you want a field worker to collect (location, time, feature description, media attachments…). After a form is made on the web app, it can be found on our mobile data collection app. The field collector then must choose the wanted form and the data collection can start!
Our Crowdsourcing app is a perfect solution for organizations, cities, or anonymous clients who want to collect and analyze reports from the public.
The first step when using our crowdsourcing app would be creating a custom form. After that, the form can be shared with the public, and the report collection can start!
Everybody will be able to submit reports, including photos and comments of any kind using Mobile or Web App.
Citizens can then review existing reports, comment or vote on reports and observations submitted by others. At the same time, organizations can track the progress of submission status and have an overview of statistics through graphs and charts.
For more info about the Crowdsourcing app, contact our team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
GIS Cloud Geocoder is a fast and simple, but effective tool that enables you to easily translate an address into coordinates and represent data on the map. GIS Cloud Geocoder is in beta phase and available only for Beta customers.
For more info and assigning geocoding credits, please contact us at email@example.com.
Publisher for QGIS
The GIS Cloud Publisher for QGIS is a QGIS plugin that enables uploading maps from QGIS to the GIS Cloud platform in a matter of minutes.
QGIS plugin supports a large array of map symbology. Points, lines, polygons, categories and labels are supported completely.
This allows you to seamlessly transfer your QGIS data (vectors, rasters, wms, wfs) and styles.
You can also update all changes to your QGIS project (or to specific layers) and sync it with published maps in GIS Cloud, as your project evolves. Share your maps privately or publicly through GIS Cloud with your colleagues and the public.
Learn more about QGIS publisher in this guide!
Publisher for ArcMap
GIS Cloud Publisher for ArcMap extension enables you to publish your maps from ArcMap to GIS Cloud with only one click. It automatically uploads your data, symbology, layer structure and spatial references.
The idea is that what you see in your desktop GIS is instantly replicated on your GIS Cloud account. Once your maps and data are on GIS Cloud, they are easily published to the public or embedded into your website/blog without having a need for your own servers.