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Matt Sheehan
Matt Sheehan
Matt holds an MSc in Geography and GIS. He has been working with clients solving problems with GIS for over 17 years. Matt founded WebMapSolutions whose mission is to put innovative, intuitive GIS driven applications into the hands of new and existing users.

One Web GIS App for Desktop and Mobile: is it Possible?

February 3rd, 2014 by Matt Sheehan

Have you ever opened a Web page on your smartphone and found it to be unusable?

Text is too small, images too large, button clicks and navigation impossible. This is a problem we have all experienced. Indeed, we are often asked:

‘One Web GIS App for Desktop and Mobile: is it Possible?’

One Web GIS App in your Office and on your Mobile

Imagine you are using a map viewer on your office computer. You’ve zoomed and panned, added layers and the worked with the various GIS tools provided. Now you’d like to use this same app out of the office – on a client call, at home, working on site – is this possible? Thanks to the beauty of today’s Web and clever programmers. Yes!

One Web GIS App for Desktop and Mobile

Using the wonders of style-sheets (a simple mechanism for adding style e.g., fonts, colors, spacing, to Web documents) it is now possible to build Web applications which can be used across devices. The short video below shows a cross-device Web map viewer in action:

Taking your GIS or map viewer with you wherever you go, and using it on any device you have handy. Convenient, simple, efficient?

You bet.

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Categories: ArcGIS Online, Mobile ArcGIS, Web and mobile GIS

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