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Geospatial web services and applications


Cadcorp offers a complete range of web GIS and web mapping products. These range from a geospatial web services engine (GeognoSIS) which can be used for development and deployment, through to browser-based end-user applications for both viewing and editing spatial data.

We offer an entry level web product - Cadcorp Map Browser - which is a free web mapping application allowing users to browse standard geographic data served on the web in OGC® formats.

Many Cadcorp corporate GIS installations combine Cadcorp SIS products for standalone & desktop GIS, with Cadcorp SIS products for web GIS and web mapping. The same data can be used on the desktop and then deployed to the web. Consistency and interoperability across the product range is ensured as all products are developed from common source code.

Cadcorp also has many customers who deploy Cadcorp technology simply to power their GIS and web mapping applications, while continuing to work with desktop products from other GIS vendors. They are able to take advantage of Cadcorp’s unrivalled ability to coexist with other GIS platforms.

The GeognoSIS web services engine aggregates spatial data before sharing it over the web. It can accomplish this in two ways. Firstly, it can read and aggregate spatial data stored at source, irrespective of the native data format. Secondly, GeognoSIS can read from a spatial database. Cadcorp provides powerful tools for the administration of such a spatial database – even on behalf of other vendors’ GIS. Under the second model, Cadcorp’s web editing solution can become a powerful vehicle for controlled browser-based editing of spatial data in a multivendor GIS environment.

In its simplest role, GeognoSIS acts as a standalone OpenGIS Web Map Server (WMS) or OpenGIS Web Feature Server (WFS). However, there is more to sharing spatial data over the internet than rendering a map. GeognoSIS also provides shared access to commonly-used geospatial methods, particularly those involving spatial searching. This is centralised processing functionality which would otherwise have to be replicated on each standalone & desktop GIS platform.

Key features of Cadcorp SIS GIS and web mapping products include:

 

Cadcorp SIS web GIS and web mapping products include: