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George Demmy
George Demmy
George Demmy is Chief Technology Officer (CTO) and one of the founding members of TerraGo Technologies. In the role of CTO, he has responsibilities for oversight of various product and technical initiatives at TerraGo. During his tenure at TerraGo, Demmy has held roles in product development, … More »

Nobody should have GIS without GIS-Lite

May 29th, 2015 by George Demmy

Our GIS users create lightweight applications using GeoPDF, and share them with non-GIS experts. We call this GIS-Lite.

Of *course* GIS-lite is not GIS! How could it be? GIS can never be supplanted or replaced. But, its concepts are so amazingly valuable, it would be criminally negligent to not use them in proper proportion in all applicable workflows.

Any time a map is used, doesn’t it make sense to make them interactive….to be able to measure, extract coordinate information, dig into the feature attributes and the like to allow people to get that great GIS experience without having to learn GIS? To enable them to answer their own questions? GIS-lite is not a threat to GIS (that’s laughable! How could it possibly be?) – it’s a natural companion and extension.

No organization should have GIS without GIS-lite! You’re not getting the ROI you should without it!

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Categories: arcgis, big data, esri, GeoPDF, geospatial, GIS, mapping, technology, terrago

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