MapGeo Online Property Mapping wins Best Web Map Application Recognition at 2014 FOSS4G

Posted on September 17, 2014 in News

Map Gallery judges at the 2014 annual international FOSS4G (Free and Open Source Software for GIS) conference chose MapGeo as a “Best Web Map Application” from among the almost 100 entries.  MapGeo was developed by AppGeo for local governments to empower them to provide access to authoritative geographic and detailed property information through a modern, useful and high performance mapping interface. 

The scalable MapGeo platform leverages the Leaflet open source javascript library; PostGIS for data storage and geospatial queries; GeoServer for web map services and cartographic styling; GeoWebCache as well as Arc2Earth for tile cache creation; Amazon Web Services as Cloud-based Infrastructure with Elastic Cloud Compute (EC2) for servers and Simple Storage Service (S3) for tile cache storage.  AppGeo continually adds to and improves MapGeo, which is provided on a subscription basis to local governments across the nation.

More than 75 municipalities and counties currently enjoy the high performance and utility of MapGeo for sharing their property data with government staff, businesses, and residents.

Pictured below is Beverly, MA .

continue reading...

Minnesota DOT wins FHWA Excellence Award for ROW Mapping Application

Posted on October 23, 2012 in News

AppGeo extends its congratulations to Kevin Leonard and Roy Blanke of MnDOT’s Office of Land Management for receiving this Federal Highway Administration Excellence in Right of Way Award for Innovation.

MnDOT had the vision and the definition of more than 20 use cases by which mapping would add value to current Right of Way (ROW) work processes.  AppGeo is proud to have had the opportunity to work alongside  MnDOT staff on this project to geo-enable the Right-of-Way Electronic Land Management System (REALMS) in a manner that directly links mapping capabilities to the existing work environment and database system.  Our Team (including Minnesota-based Pro-West and Associates, and Rowekamp and Associates) worked with MnDOT to implement those use cases using AppGeo’s GPV technology, thereby making interactive mapping a seamless part of the existing REALMS work environment.  Going forward, AppGeo’s configurable GPV platform will allow MnDOT staff to continue to add mapping capabilities to REALMS in response to evolving staff requirements.

“This biennial awards program was developed by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) to honor those who excel in improving the real property acquisition process while ensuring that property owner and tenant rights are protected.” (from the FHWA website)

Image credit:  http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/real_estate/practitioners/rowea/previous_winners/2012/pg01.cfm

Baltimore’s CityView Web App Earns GIS Significant Achievement Award

Posted on May 23, 2012 in News

The City of Baltimore’s CityView website (cityview.baltimorecity.gov) was recognized by the Public Technology Institute (PTI) in the category of GIS Significant Achievement at its Summit for CIOs last week in Boston.

“A wealth of useful geographic information about the City is available through CityView,” said Samatha Luckhardt, GIS Supervisor for the City of Baltimore. “We’re proud to have our vision and effort recognized by PTI.  This result would not have been possible without the help of AppGeo.”

Launched in 2011, CityView was envisioned as “an interactive, online mapping tool designed to provide residents, visitors, researchers, and individuals doing business in the city easy access to a host of useful information about the City of Baltimore’s services and amenities” (City of Baltimore, Office of the Mayor).

continue_reading…

RIPTA Transit Map Wins Award at 2012 AASHTO GIS-T Symposium

Posted on April 23, 2012 in News

The Rhode Island Public Transit Authority (RIPTA) statewide transit map was awarded an “Honorable Mention” for a Transportation Publication at the annual American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) GIS for Transportation (GIS-T) Symposium in Colorado.

Over the past decade, AppGeo has produced several editions of the RIPTA statewide map of their bus and trolley services. The 2012 edition involved a complete redesign including better highlighting of the Providence metro area.  The map data is Rhode Island GIS (RIGIS) base map data sets and internal RIPTA data. The map was produced using ArcGIS and Adobe In-Design.

USGS Website Wins Award at Esri UC

Posted on July 15, 2011 in News

AppGeo extends its congratulations to the US Geological Survey Gap Analysis Program Team.  Their Species Viewer won a Web-based GIS Application Award at the 2011 Esri User Conference Software Applications Fair.  AppGeo and its partner, GreenInfo Network, worked closely with the USGS GAP Analysis Program Team  to design and develop the mapping interface.   USGS was responsible for the data and the server-side development and hosting.  The species viewer is one of three viewers developed by this same collaborative effort through the Gap Analysis Program for presenting national environmental data.