This is an interactive phase that includes a web browser on the client’s end and possibly programs capable of creating interaction.
At Geoinfotech web mapping applications are interactive user-friendly maps. It can be seen in our maps how map data layers or features are viewed, the extent to which it can be zoomed based on user preference, either for inspection purposes, editing of existing contents, or updating content, the list is endless.
Nevertheless with the evolution of web mapping, its usability, service benefits, quality, and innovation challenges are still developing.
Essential features in Web Mapping
- Clients can easily find URL on the web from a server.
- Clients’ ability to send requests to the server solely depends on the HTTP specifications.
- The server performs the requested GIS operations and sends responses to the client via HTTP.
Geoinfotech Web Map enables users to accomplish the following:
- In selecting a base map and zooming into the geographic area of interest.
- To add data layers, specify how each will be symbolized and displayed.
- Create pop-ups that enable users to explore the clicked-on features.
- Save your map, then document it with an eye-catching thumbnail, a good description, and a thoughtful name. Every map, especially a map that you will share, needs a good item description, thumbnail, and name.
- Share your map by using it to configure a whole range of apps.
Benefits of viewing our web maps include:
- It basically requires only a web-accessible device
- Formal knowledge of GIS isn’t required
- Our data and maps are always accessible at any given time and across the world
- Geoinfotech Web maps also support hyperlinking to other information on the web
The components necessary to build your web mapping site includes:
- A reliable computer
- An internet connection
- A webserver
- A mapping data
- A web mapping server
- Mapping metadata
The thought that comes to the mind of our cartographers, during web map creation has to be its purpose. Whether they are usable or applicable for a continuum from exploratory and highly interactive to thematic and less interactive or static, the constraints of desktop and/or mobile web contexts, and accessibility for disabled, elderly, and poorly connected users.
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Scope of GIS to Covid-19 pandemic
As we know GIS is not focused on mapping alone as it also makes use of geography to furnish context for events in a common reference system. Hence, in the application of Geospatial tools, GIS reveals relationships, patterns, and associations that are often hidden by the complexity of data.
It is safe to say, public health modeling and mapping tools for surveillance and monitoring, understanding resource capacity and needs, and improving critical communication are all derived from GIS.
With the use of maps, the insights needed to plan and respond in a rapidly changing environment and help slow the spread is achieved.
Indeed, with the COVID-19 pandemic, public health organizations have to sort ways to make informed strategic decisions about the virus. And some data proves to be useful in the forecast of COVID-19 infection in communities and geographical information science (GIS) as a tool has helped bolster this discovery. The government of a particular country can use GIS to alert recreational centers and gatherings, that it was not safe to open the parks during a particular month. The GIS data help to suggest why parks could not control specific gatherings and adequately carry out safety measures. Given the importance of using GIS for future decision-making at the state level in relation to parks, the state is now also working to integrate GIS web platforms for their main
GIS role in the surveillance of environment against COVID-19?
We are seeing, at least in some places, the use of GIS to help regions begin to ease lockdown sensibly. We could tell that easing lockdown too quickly, and perhaps without adequate data, has led to a resurgence of COVID-19 infections. With the use of GIS and spatial analysis, it is possible to limit the impact of infections and make better decisions about what steps can be undertaken to ease restrictions at least until a vaccine for the virus becomes widely available. Additionally, a map is also used to display the location of cases within rooms of a building, such as in a hospital, dispensary, or nursing home.
Why do we need GIS in fighting Covid-19
- In tracking the outbreak of disease.
- The incidence of real-time disease maps assists in recognizing the spread of epidemics.
- Travelers, citizens, and decision-makers are able to protect themselves and loved ones effectively with timely information.
- This can help countries prepare and fight global pandemics like Coronavirus COVID-19.
- Do you have any more sources to track the spread of viruses? Please let us know with a comment below.