I would like to create a web application with map and I am wondering which platform to use. I don't have enough budgets to build my own GIS server infrastructure. As a base map I am going to use available WMS, and on top of it there will be points, lines and polygons. The problem is that I want to have full control over my GDB and to use time enabled data. Can you help me with some ideas?

  • Hi, welcome to GIS stackexchange. To get the best sort of answers, you'll need to add a little more detail to your question. Stuff like.. what are you going to be using this application for?
    – Guy
    Feb 2, 2015 at 13:16
  • What do you mean by 'full control over my GDB'? Does your application need to sync/update data or is it a one time thing? Data won't remain in GDB, it will be converted to a format for delivering to the web. A most basic solution would be CartoDB, they have an easy time enabling solution called Torque. But like Guy said, it all kind of depends on the details of your application.
    – Tangnar
    Feb 2, 2015 at 13:37
  • Hello and thanks for your quick replies. I am planning to create a web application for a small region with information about attractions, hotels, etc. and main activities in the region. And I would like to visualize them on a web map. When I said to have a full control over GDB, I mean that I need to be able to make DB edits including multiple features edits.
    – decart
    Feb 2, 2015 at 14:00

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There are lots of tools for making web map applications but each is suited to a particular use case. The real question is what skills you have and what tools your users require.

If you don't want to write/maintain any code and require a rich array of tools out of the box then you should checkout MangoMap. Here's an example of the type of maps that can be quickly produced without writing a lick of code:



Mango also has data editing tools so you can keep your data up to date from within the app or easily replace existing data by doing a simple upload.


I'd take a look at CartoDB, especially for the time enabled stuff. It's also possible (with a paid subscription) to hook your cartoDB account to google drive, or data in dropbox. It would at least be a start and you can build off of it with their APIs.

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