January 04, 2012 -- Applied Geographics, Inc. (AppGeo) launched its newest hosted web mapping solution, called MapGeo, in September, 2011. Since then, AppGeo has launched 10 additional sites with another 10 expected in January. Nantucket, Massachusetts became the 11th MapGeo site with its public launch on December 2nd. Nantucket’s MapGeo replaces an ArcIMS website that was launched in October, 2005.
MapGeo represents AppGeo’s next generation web solution that leverages an attractive HTML5-based user interface and aggressive use of tile caching to deliver a very fast and friendly end user experience.
Nathan Porter, Nantucket’s GIS Coordinator reports: “We’ve received a lot of positive feedback about the update to the site, from the public and from other departments within the Town. People like the more modern look of the data and the smoother search features. The easily displayed property information and the super fast abutters tool have received a lot of praise as well!”
“We put an enormous amount of thought into technology choice and architecture” said Michael Terner, AppGeo’s Executive Vice President. “MapGeo and its subscription pricing model represents something different for us. Each of our customers is using the identical code base hosted on Amazon’s cloud, and updates, improvements and new features are continuously added through new versions.”
While MapGeo represents a new, low-price point, entry-level offering aimed at local government, AppGeo continues to develop and deliver a wide variety of custom and workflow based GIS web-sites for its local, state and federal government customers on both Esri™ and Open Source platforms.
For more information about MapGeo, go to www.MapGeo.com.
To try Nantucket’s site, go to: www.MapGeo.com/NantucketMA.