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Making Your GIS Work More Accessible….and Relevant

Making Your GIS Work More Accessible….and Relevant

June 10, 2015

By David Basil

GIS professionals create amazingly detailed, accurate, cartographic quality information that can be visualized and analyzed in any number of ways to model complex problems, perform “what if” scenarios, identify hidden patterns and answer questions in ways not possible without GIS.

Yet many organizations are still sharing all that rich GIS information as paper maps or flat images in a PowerPoint, so a lot of that intelligence gets lost on the way to the GIS department’s most important stakeholders.

In most cases, it’s simply not practical to purchase GIS software for every employee or train every end user to use it effectively. But there is a better way. And we call it GIS-Lite. GIS-Lite is a simple, but incredibly important concept for our customers with GIS. With GIS-Lite, you can create an interactive GeoPDF map that is a free, self-contained, lightweight GIS application for users without any specialized software or training.

This means your GIS work is more accessible and more valuable – to more users. And all those end users can interact with it using lightweight GIS tools, for free. Now that’s a win-win.