I've always been into spatial thinking and maps, and it's been a long time I dream of a tool/app that would allow me to have my own customized interactive maps. But now that I'm about to enter real estate development, it has become an absolute necessity.
I just discovered the world of GIS a couple hours ago, and it seems to allow way more than what I thought my needs would be. I'll take my time and learn as much as I can and need on my own, but to make it interesting and practical, I want to start addressing my initial requirements :
A tool that would allow me to create several layers on updated and detailed city maps, using polygons and paths, completed with my own customized pop-ups/data forms when I click or point these polygons. I would like to use/import data from google maps as well (city boundaries for instance). Example: For a given neighbourhood, I identify every plot/building with a polygon, and to each polygon I assign a customized data form: status, owner, price, type etc. It would allow me to spatialize the data gathered on the said neighbourhood and help me know better where to invest. The goal is to obtain an interactive map on which I can click and obtain plot by plot data (using colored polygons and popups/forms).
What would be the most user-friendly tool/software/app to address this need ? I'd help me target accurately my learning process.