GIS Cloud

We've worked closely with GIS Cloud to design their new Related Tables milestone feature for their GIS Cloud app, which enables users to customize their projects with virtually unlimited hierarchy and relations between data.

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Project overview

GIS Cloud strives to deliver cutting-edge mapping, data collection, and data management technology accessible to a wide variety of users and companies, regardless of their expertise, position, industry, or size.

The GIS Cloud Related Tables feature opens a new world of possibilities and lays the foundation for more robust workflows. Related Tables needed to propagate through the platform to a great extent, including web and mobile apps. We helped them by creating the complete architecture, a form builder for related tables, and in-depth navigation through Related Tables.

An overview of the GIS Cloud suite

The Cloud Manager serves as a hub for the suite and is the place where organizations manage user permissions and purchase licenses and subscriptions.

The GIS Cloud Map Editor is the most powerful module designed specifically for managers and engineers. It allows them to upload, create, style, edit and share maps; create surveys, and manage data and teams.

Mobile Data Collection is a complete real-time data collection, visualization, and monitoring solution. It contains a web application, MDC Portal, and a hybrid mobile application, MDC. The mobile app’s primary purpose is field data collection, while the Portal’s purpose is creating surveys and managing collected data.

The GIS Map Viewer provides a simple way to view maps and data. Optimized for non-professionals, it enables users to access shared or public maps on any device in real-time.

GIS Cloud architecture

Analyzing customer scenarios

In collaboration with the client, we researched and documented use cases and information architecture based on feedback from their existing GIS Cloud customers.

Because GIS Cloud is a highly customizable white label solution, we needed to cover diverse industries and scenarios with specific requirements.

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What we found most impressive about the McKnight Media team was their quick understanding of our product, company and needs.

Every time we dived deeper in the product together, they were always ready to offer the best solutions, and willing to adjust their designs according to new insights we provided.

Dino Ravnic

CEO, GIS Cloud

Form Builder: What happens before Data Collection

Related tables form builder

Mobile data collection

COLLECTION: Adding New Entities

The collection process involves users adding previously non-existing spatial or non-spatial entities to the forms built for a GIS Cloud project, e.g. adding new buildings to a project's map.

Mobile data collection

INSPECTION: Adding Supplemental Data

In this process, users are able to add data related to existing entities via Related Tables feature, e.g. regular inspections of individual apartments within a building (existing entity).

Mobile data collection inspection

OFFLINE MODE: Add Now, Sync Later

For all those tricky situations where field personnel don't have mobile internet access, the MDC (Mobile Data Collection) app supports offline mode. Updates appear in an offline queue and sync to the cloud when a connection becomes available.

Mobile data collection offline queue
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We used internal resources to perform detailed UX research with our current customers and partners that would benefit from the Project to draft an initial specification. The McKnight Media team used our research findings to design the initial screens for the mobile app.

Due to their experience in similar products they were able to rapidly translate user stories into screens, following complex user flows and covering tricky edge cases.

Dino Ravnic

CEO, GIS Cloud

GIS Cloud Map Editor

Map viewer

POI Tooltips: Information at a Glance

Hovering over a dot object on the map displays a quick information tooltip with all key meta information for the POI (Point of interest).

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POI details sidebar

For more detailed POI information, clicking a dot object on the map will display a right sidebar with relevant data, images, action buttons, and links to related data tables.

Point of interest details sidebar

Data grid view: powerful new toolkit

We’ve improved the GIS Cloud Map Editor with a power tool called Data Grid View, which houses our Related Tables feature. It gives users the ability to view data in a grid component which can be heavily customized, all the while having the map available. It’s accessible from the bottom of the screen, and if needed, can be expanded to a full-screen view.

Map editor data grid view

Customizing data grid columns

The data grid enables customization of table column visibility and order, empowering users to optimize the view according to their needs. This enables efficient management of large data sets.

Data grid column customizer

Filtering data in grid view

The Data Grid features a powerful filtering tool. Complex filter queries with nested conditions help reduce data shown in the data grid.

Data grid filter modal

Updating filter parameters

Filter options are displayed in a dedicated filter row throughout the width of the data grid. Interacting with the filter parameters will enable users quick edits or removal of filters without opening the filter editor modal.

Data grid filter editor

Bulk actions

Selecting multiple data rows reveals available bulk actions in the blue utility bar at the bottom of the data grid view. This enables quick data alteration, exporting, and reporting.

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So far, our clients and partners are delighted with the power of new features, as well as the intuitiveness of the app, and we believe it will make a big difference for our (and our partner’s) business.

Dino Ravnic

CEO, GIS Cloud

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