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.
We've worked closely with the client to design their new Related Tables milestone feature, which enables users to customize their projects with virtually unlimited hierarchy and relations between data.
This feature opens a new world of possibilities and lays the foundation for more robust workflows. “Related Tables” propagate through the platform in great extent, including both web and mobile apps.
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 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 Map Viewer provides a simple way to view and access maps and data. Optimized for non-professionals, it enables users to access shared or public maps on any device in real-time.
In collaboration with the client, we researched and documented use cases and information architecture based on feedback from their existing customers.
As GIS Cloud is a highly customizable white label solution, there were diverse industries and scenarios with specific requirements to consider.
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.
Data collection starts with a form. The GIS Cloud Form Builder only supported flat data structures prior to Related Tables. We've upgraded the UI to include a tree-like navigator in the left sidebar and added various other improvements.
We empowered users with the capability to build complex, nested forms exactly matching their business scenarios. This allowed them to use GIS Cloud to its full potential without compromise.
The collection process involves users adding previously unexisting spatial or non-spatial entities to a GIS Cloud project, e.g. adding new buildings to a project's map.
In the inspection process, users add additional child entries to an already existing spatial or non-spatial entity, e.g. regular inspections of individual apartments within a building.
For all those tricky situations where field personnel don't have mobile internet access, the MDC mobile app supports offline mode. Updates will show up in an offline queue and sync to the cloud when a connection is available.
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.
The Map Editor is a powerful tool for viewing and editing project maps and data. Users can create points, lines, and polygons, use rich GIS symbology, and edit spatial and non-spatial data.
External data can also be imported and synchronized with support for several standard vector and raster formats.
Hovering over a dot object on the map displays a quick information tooltip with all key meta information for the POI.
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.
An even more powerful feature in the Map Editor is the ability to view data via the data grid component while having the map available. It can easily be accessed from the bottom of the screen or expanded to a full-screen view.
The data grid enables customization of table column visibility and order, empowering users to optimize the view according to their task. This allows for more efficiency when managing large data sets.
Complex filter queries with nested conditions can also help reduce data shown in the data grid.
Filters are displayed in a scrollable array throughout the width of the data grid. Interacting with the filter parameters will allow users quick edits or removal without opening the filter editor modal.
After users locate the data rows they need, selecting them will reveal available bulk actions in the blue utility bar at the bottom of the data grid component.
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.
If you have a project that fits our niche, we’d love to chat and see how we can help.