Thursday, October 16, 2008

GeoCommons Maker - Now anyone can build data-rich maps

On October 1, 2008 I received an e-mail announcement from FortiusOne announcing the launch of Maker!, the second application of their next generation GeoCommons products. Here is a link to a press release, the Maker web site, and a post on their blog titled Off the Map.

We are developing some GeoWeb concepts with several Mountain Visions projects and the GeoCommons tools will be extremely useful for community networking groups to create some of their own analytical and informational maps. One of these projects is the Jamaica Protected Areas Trust web site that already contains some interesting GeoWeb information.

A few highlights:
“Maker! is an easy-to-use browser-based application enabling you to create cartographically accurate maps using your own data or GeoCommons open data.”

“Create Actionable Maps In 5 Minutes
Maker streamlines the best of GIS into a quick and easy workflow.”

“No Experience Required
Maker! makes the tough statistical and cartographic decisions for you.
Anyone can build complex, data-rich maps.”

“Professional Cartography
Style your map with shaded thematics, proportional symbols, graduated
icons, points, lines and polygons.”

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