No Instructions Required: Taking the GIS out of Web Mapping

URISA, British Columbia Chapter
GIS Technology Showcase, 19 January 2011
Burnaby,Canada

Chad Huntington

“The Geosource web mapping application has been an invaluable tool for TOL staff members and its residents for the past five years. However, due to the technological constraints of traditional tools available for web mapping development, the end result has been a non user-friendly product that is effectively a “desktop in a browser.” This presentation will showcase how the Geomatics Department plans to utilize new technology and the concept of neogeography to take the GIS out of web mapping by developing a set of high-performance, content-rich and context-specific products that remain intuitive enough that no tutorials or training will be required.”