GIS Cloud Visualize, analyze and share your geo data online. Tue, 07 Jul 2015 15:16:15 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Cloud Solutions for your Local Government GIS Tue, 07 Jul 2015 15:16:15 +0000

Using GIS in Governments, whether it is Local, State or Federal has become a necessity. It helps departments work together much faster, it improves decision making process, it engages community and improves day to day operations and long term planning.

Local Government incorporates a lot of different departments, that all use GIS in a different but also similar way at the same time. From Public Works, Land Administration, Planning and Development, Fire Risk and Management, Emergency Management and Response to Water Management all have following geospatial needs:

  • Data Uploading
  • Creating and collecting
  • Sharing projects
  • Collaborating inside and out of organization
  • Analyzing
  • Achieving effective and accurate results

Yet, each and every department has their own custom way of applying these needs to an actual workflow. GIS Cloud has been used for that exact purpose, by many different government agencies, organizations and companies.

Focus of GIS Cloud solutions is to bring in the Cloud component to your workflow. Cloud enables the freedom to tailor your workflow to your exact preferences as you are no longer locked to your workplace. Collaborate with your team on smartphones, tablets and iPads while being on different locations, simultaneously in real time.

Collaborative approach that GIS Cloud solutions are based on, makes an irreplaceable addition to your GIS needs. It enables all the departments to work together in a cloud environment by sharing, creating and analyzing new and existing projects. It doesn’t replace your current solution but extends it to the next level.


Land Administration
Manage your land data in an accurate and interactive way. Engage communities in exploring the parcel data from a web environment accessible on multiple devices, from taxes, location to parcel value.

Public Works
Get the most accurate data on parks, traffic and road infrastructure. Maintain your assets in the most collaborative way possible by working together with teammates in real time no matter the location, time zone and device.

Planning and Development
Create, develop and plan new web based and field projects by involving the community in inventories, cleanup events and surveying. Make your decision making accurate and effective as possible.

Fire Risk and Management
Put your fire departments in the office and in the field in sync and improve firefighter safety. Perform fire hazard, danger and risk mapping, plan and implement the fire control and fire use activities.

Watershed and Water Management
Maintain water utility assets by improving their infrastructure and optimizing field operations. Enhance and create the sustainable water management that benefit you, residents and environment.

Emergency Management and Response
Organize, coordinate and direct your resources by sharing your response plans in order to bring the emergency under control. Map hot spots of the locations of the emergency events and create public maps for the community.

Cloud-enable your entire Organization
Bring in the Cloud to your GIS workflow by using the tools you need to make your organization collaboration easy, fast and accurate.

Have a question? Send us an email.

Stay tuned for more industries and use cases.

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Connecting GIS Cloud with SFTP Clients Mon, 06 Jul 2015 12:08:59 +0000

In this video we show you how to upload and export your data by connecting to GIS Cloud with Secure File Transfer Protocol (SFTP) clients.

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Hiring Frontend Engineers! Tue, 23 Jun 2015 10:33:02 +0000

Looking to add new outstanding developers to our existing team!


GIS Cloud, a global leader in cloud-based geospatial technologies, is hiring frontend engineers. The company has a presence in more than 40 countries worldwide and has developed its own cloud platform, world’s fastest vector-based map engine, and a variety of platform modules and end-user products.

We invite engineers to join our team in Zagreb and partake in the development, architecture, and design of a modern platform for the new generation of geospatial applications.

You would be responsible for:

  • JavaScript API development
  • Implementation of application logic
  • Development of UI components (HTML/CSS)
  • Client-side module extensions of our unique HTML5 vector-based technology

We would expect:

  • Advanced knowledge of JavaScript

Additional skills (desired)

  • Design and architecture of JavaScript API-s
  • Experience with AngularJS
  • Knowledge of HTML5 Canvas technology
  • Experience with mapping technologies: Google Maps, MapBox, Bing Maps, Leaflet, Open Layers,…

We offer:

  • The excitement of working for an industry game-changer
  • Salary based on knowledge and experience
  • Interesting and challenging tasks
  • Pleasant and motivating company culture
  • Flexible working hours

More information about us:

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Getting Started with Mobile Data Collection Tue, 16 Jun 2015 15:24:04 +0000

In this video we show you 3 basic steps on how to start using mobile data collection. From creating a custom form in MDC Portal, sharing your project with your coworkers and collecting data using your mobile device.

GIS Cloud solution for the field data collection makes your workflow in sync across all the devices in real time and among multiple users simoulatenously. Create projects specific to your needs, location and industry.

The data collection adventure continues…

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Pick a Select Feature Color Mon, 15 Jun 2015 14:23:56 +0000

We just implemented an option for defining selected features color. If you have a specific color you would like your maps to have features selected in, follow the steps below.

All you need to do is:

  • Go to Map Properties
  • Click on Map Options
  • Add HIGHLIGHT_COLOR as an option name and a preferred color hex code (0xff0000) as a value
  • Click save

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Getting Started with Map Editor Wed, 10 Jun 2015 15:20:12 +0000  

We present you a short video that contains all the needed info and steps on how to get started with GIS Cloud. Check out the 4 basic steps to start your GIS Cloud mapping adventure:

  • Create a map
  • Upload (drag and drop) your data
  • Style your data (classify, change colors, set your transparency)
  • Share and publish your maps and projects (with coworkers, users, public)

The focus with GIS Cloud apps is that we want you to do your mapping in the easiest way, with only couple of steps, while achieving maximum effective results for your clients and your organization.

The mapping adventure continues…


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Arborist Case Study: Using GIS Cloud in Tree Maintenance and Management Wed, 03 Jun 2015 13:47:37 +0000

We did an interview with Sean Grant with the Vivaldi Arborists from Sweden that have been using GIS Cloud apps in their workflow.


GC: Can you give us some basic information about projects you are doing and why was there a need for a cloud based solution?

SG: I find GIS Cloud useful for both short term and long term projects within my work as an arborist and group leader in Stockholm, Sweden.
Larger projects include carrying out tree inventories and subsequent tree care plans. The tree data is collected quickly with the MDC app and a photo database can be kept of injuries to the trees to be followed up or other important visual information which doesn’t necessarily need to be included in the protocol but is otherwise important to have available to the customer.


GC: What were some challenges that in your opinion you overcame with GIS Cloud apps?

SG: Using the GPS function in my mobile device has also proven problematic but the MDC pinpoint function allows me to select the exact position of the tree which can often be seen in the MDC base map.

Being able to export the layers in common GIS file formats is also important in case, for example, the data is to be analyzed in another program or the dbf used to be used create graphs in Excel.


A map showing the positions of trees which is part of a tree care plan for the property


GC: Is your project workflow more efficient with GIS Cloud apps and how?

SG: My work flow is much more efficient when using the GIS Cloud as a basis for my quotes and work orders and collection of all field data. I can easily find the geographic data I need regardless of when it was collected and allows me to focus more on care for the trees themselves and less on keeping track of all of the data.

I use the Mobile Data Collection app on a daily bases to collect tree information and pictures too be later used for pricing and planning jobs. With the MDC app I can quickly collect the information I need such as species, vitality, risk class and tree care to be carried out. The photo function is invaluable as I often take many pictures which I can refer to later.

Before GIS Cloud it was time consuming to keep track of the pictures. Now using GIS Cloud the pictures are always available and stored in their geographic locations so even if I need to look at them a year later I can search using the Google place search function and my photos are there waiting for me.

When leaving quotes to customers I find that a picture or map in this case, speaks louder than words and with GIS Cloud I can produce maps quickly to be attached to a written quote so there is no question about what is to be carried out. This map is also used as a base to work orders so the correct work is carried out on the correct trees (import when felling trees for obvious reasons.)


GC: What would be 3 key features in your opinion that you would recommend GIS Cloud for?

SG: I can recommend GIS Cloud for those who don’t have an advanced understanding of GIS (such as those out collecting data) as it is a user-friendly platform and can be accessed from any computer with an internet connection or any mobile device with the downloaded app. I can recommend GIS Cloud where photos attached to geographic location can be helpful in keeping track off asset data. I can recommend GIS Cloud to clearly convey information to customers or employees to avoid mistakes and misunderstandings.

GC: How has GC specifically helped you given your industry and area of expertise?

SG: GIS Cloud has allowed me to streamline the administrative side of work flow which allows me to work more effectively and provide tree care of a higher quality.

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Introducing MDC Multiple Selection (Checkboxes) Thu, 28 May 2015 14:00:42 +0000

We have released MDC checkbox feature which now enables you to have a multiple selection at the same time. The feature is available in the newest MDC version for both android and iOS devices so be sure to update your MDC app. To see how the feature works in MDC Portal and on your smartphone device check the video below.

Additionally, this video blog covers steps on how to copy a custom form to a new layer in Map Editor you want to collect the data into. This is a great workflow when there is a need of having multiple layers with the same form, so for instance when tracking the change over time and having the data collected based on one form.

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Geotagging Photos in GIS Cloud Tue, 26 May 2015 13:39:47 +0000

GIS Cloud has implemented the possibility of adding geotagged photos to your point data, where the latitude and longitude attributes (metadata) automatically create a point and zoom into the location of the photos taken. We invite you to take advantage of this cool feature and create many awesome and interesting maps filled with images and cool stories behind them.

Check out the video to get more info!

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Archaeology Case Study: Using GIS Cloud for ‘Line Walking’ Survey and Field Data Collection Thu, 21 May 2015 14:44:42 +0000

We did an interview with Dr. Gugl from the Institute for the Study of Ancient Culture in Austria. They have been using GIS Cloud in their research of Roman Military Camp – Municipium – Late Antique and Byzantine Fortification.


GC: Can you tell us some basic information about the project you are doing and why was there a need for a cloud GIS based solution?

CG: Troesmis is the name of a Roman and Byzantine city on the lower Danube, nowadays situated in Romania close to the modern city of Tulcea. In 2011, the Austrian Academy of Sciences started an archaeological field project in close cooperation with the Archaeological Institute of the Romanian Academy of Sciences. Another project partner is represented by the Institute of Archaeology of the University of Innsbruck (Austria). The involved project partners perform different tasks on this huge archaeological site which is one of the largest archaeological settlements in Romania, including a Roman legionary fortress (2nd century AD), a Roman town (2nd/3rd century AD) and two other fortifications dating from the 4th to the 13th century AD.

In the last years different kinds of information were collected by the project partners: air photo and satellite photo interpretation, airborne laser scanning, geophysical prospection, archaeological field surveys and the documentation of archaeological traces, still visible on the site, using CAD-software and photogrammetry.


GC: What were some of the challenges that your project had and that you overcame with GIS Cloud apps?

CG: In the Troesmis project, usually different teams were working on the site with the need of an easy usable, GIS based technology to do the documentation work. Especially the mapping of archaeological findings in an area of approximately 35 km² by a survey technique called line walking (4 to 6 archaeologists arranged in a line were walking over the accessible fields) is an ambitious task. With the help of GPS and GIS technology in combination with a cloud based solution this could be organized much more efficiently.


Integration of raster and vector data for the needs of the research project


GC: Can you describe us your project workflow once you deployed GC apps?

CG: GIS Cloud apps are easy to use. Most people are familiar with smart phones and within a short time, they can handle the device. The data collection app provides an elaborated functionality, so that each team had a mapping device in their hands. Consequently, if you can accept a mapping accuracy of 5-10 m, there was no need of expensive GIS field computers. It is possible to provide both base maps and vector data to the different teams which are essential for evaluating archaeological features on the ground. In an open scenery like in Troesmis where you are facing a steppe-like landscape, it is important to determine your own position in relation to known archaeological features, for instance crop marks which are mostly not visible from the ground. This additional information is made available via the GIS Cloud, which is extremely helpful if you intend to map new features or artefacts.


Field data collection in rural areas

Even in a rural landscape like in this part of Romania, where you are in between the meandering watercourse of the Danube and the slopes of the Măcin Mountains, data acquisition via the internet worked surprisingly well. The GSM network coverage is mostly sufficient and even if you are moving in a remote area, we had no problems because of the buffer storage of the devices.


GC: What would be 3 key features in your opinion that you would recommend GIS Cloud for coming from Archaeology perspective?


  • The possibility to provide different teams with the same easy to use mapping tools
  • Easy to use mapping tools on smart phones have a positive effect on enrollment costs
  • General advantages on web based GIS technology (availability of the same data sets, …)

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