Geographic information is the information that can be associated with a place name, a street address, section/township, a zip code, or coordinates of latitude and longitude. A “Geographic Information System” (GIS) is a computer-based tool that allows you to create, manipulate, analyze, store and display information based on its location. GIS makes it possible to integrate different kinds of geographic information, such as digital maps, aerial photographs, satellite images and global positioning system data (GPS), along with associated tabular database information. GIS allows you to examine and analyze geographic information at different levels of detail or from different perspectives. It enables you to customize the display of your maps and analyses for presentation to particular audiences.
The lack of graphical representation of location based data in a geographical view on the application has been a limiting factor in new business growth and the integration progress of acquired companies, given the existence of this type of representations in competitor or acquired systems; we expect this new way presenting the data to support improved the results in those areas.
CT developed a solution to build this feature embedded in the website so that it will cater to the needs of such customers and make this application much more competitive in the industry. The solution helps in creating, visualizing, managing, and analyzing geographical data. Developed with Google API, this solution brings an end to the frustrations of searching the sites. It provides the users with the tool, using which they can fetch information they need. The tools is inbuilt with a user friendly interface, smooth scrolling and fast loading map providing International data coverage. It also assists the users visualize their data in a clearer, more readily accessible format there by giving an enhanced user experience.
This will provide customers with the required data and likely replace the need for existing map that suffers from the lack of providing dynamic data. Users get the value of their money and time they spent to visit the web site which is customized to their needs. It is faster and more responsive than the other related software and the superior graphics are aesthetically pleasant, making it easier and more of a pleasure to use. For someone who is not technically sound, does not have to rely on a technical resource to extract such information – everyone understands a map, so it is an intuitive interface.
Below are some of the key features of GIS implementation:
- The application uses Google Maps API for Business to generate signed url with our provided Crypto Key (limit 100,000 requests/day) to support ever growing size of the application and the production environments.
- Displays the latest activity for each site with one-click access to details.
- Helps users to see the various site locations marked across the globe to view details such as invoices, cost and usage and so on.
- Multiple site locations are represented in the form of clusters which can be clicked to further narrow down to view specific site location information.
- Users can edit the widget as well to load the filtered data specific to a site displayed in a clear geographical view.
Implementing GIS has several benefits which includes saving time and cost, improving efficiency and accuracy, increased productivity, enhanced customer satisfaction, automating/improving workflow, responsiveness, effective management of resources, improved quality, increased direct marketing precision, supporting informed decision-making and improved communication and collaboration.
The successful use of GIS does not depend on technical choices alone. The organizational and institutional factors frequently are a greater barrier to successful GIS use. To make this innovation a useful component of a decision-making process, one should carefully consider all the features of GIS implementation – technical, organizational, legal, and administrative.