May 10, 2010 -- Lancaster, PA. —For local governments, municipal authorities and utilities looking for an affordable and flexible ArcGIS Server solution to making GIS data accessible and useable online, mapJazz™ will be music to their ears. Developed by the GIS services experts at geographIT®, mapJazz™ packages key features of ESRI’s Web-server technology to provide simple GIS Web publishing of online mapping sites that host database searching, buffering, annotating, hyper-linking and related table functions. mapJazz™ is licensed by the server, not by processor or number of user transactions, thereby offering an affordable means to extending GIS services via the Web to an entire organization or the public.
“Inspiration for mapJazz™ came from our clients looking for simple Internet applications for robust GIS datasets,” said Ashis Pal, President of geographIT. “As a result, mapJazz™ is rich in functionality and engineered for flexibility. It can be configured and published within one day, and the benefits of immediate deployment and continuous product improvement are delivered at a fraction of the cost required to develop and maintain custom Web GIS applications.”
Internet and Intranets are recognized as the most effective platforms for distributing GIS data to large groups of people needing searching and mapping flexibility. To install and configure Web GIS technology and to customize out-of-the-box Web mapping software requires considerable technical skill. While many County GIS organizations, for example, have acquired Web Server technology to support the Web mapping needs of their departments and public users, they frequently lack the technical resources to create, publish and maintain the websites. mapJazz™ fills this void by providing a versatile Web GIS product easily configured to accommodate the variety of GIS data that organizations want to publish via a Web mapping site. mapJazz™ greatly diminishes the time required to launch a productive website, and the licensing cost is a fraction of the labor cost required to hire and retain Web GIS programmers on staff.
mapJazz™ works for any user who requires more Web-GIS functionality than can be configured with out-of-the-box ArcGIS Server. mapJazz™, with secure user logins, hosts crime analysis, emergency management planning, utility systems, property parcel data, and even health demographics. People of all skill levels can explore GIS data and create maps specific to their needs; as a result technical staff’s workload decreases and return on investment increases from improved productivity. In addition, mapJazz™ can be upgraded and maintained at the server without the need to manage software upgrades on desktops.
First releasing mapJazz™ 2.0 in March 2009, geographIT continues to improve mapJazz™ functionality. Key features of the latest 2.2 version released in April 2010 allow users to:
• Find locations and map features using any data fields, including address matching
• Build standard SQL data searches and export search results
• Selection by buffering
• Annotating (red-lining) the map with user defined symbols
• Print map and legend pages and save to PDF
• Integrate one-to-many records from related tables, such as utility maintenance or property assessment data
• Access multimedia content and hyperlink features to photographs, videos, scanned documents and Web URLs
• Use system administration tools to configure and save content settings
For more information, to see mapJazz™ in action or to schedule a free demonstration, visit www.mapJazz.com. Graphics suitable for print or electronic media are available upon request.
Established in 1990 as Advanced Technology Solutions Inc., geographIT® is a pioneer, full-service GIS consulting and software development firm based in Lancaster, PA. The experts at geographIT thrive on automating clients’ operations and streamlining complex workflows through geospatial information systems technology. Because the firm’s services include geospatial and information technology components, both off-the-shelf and custom applications, their clients enjoy flexibility and customization at affordable prices. For more information, visit www.geographIT.com.