Projects & Demos
The gallery below provides a few examples of the work we perform. We’re always adding new maps and features, so be sure to check back often. But for now, have a look around and let us know if there’s anything you like!
Open Source Gallery
Upper Alum Creek Biodiversity Explorer
The Biodiversity Explorer took home the People’s Choice award during the 2020 Ohio GIS Conference. To develop it, we worked with a local chapter of the Izaak Walton League of America to create an interactive user experience. The web application is completely self-sustaining and interacts with the free, publicly-available iNaturalist. Users use iNaturalist to add records to an existing project, and from there our web app syncs with iNaturalist nightly to add the new data to the map. Features Include:
- Fully Interactive
- Mobile and Desktop Versions
- Performs nightly data sync with iNaturalist
- Fully open source (i.e., no licensing fees)
- Hosted on client’s web server
- Interfaces with external applications
Imagine a world where you can share your spatial information without any insane enterprise-level licensing fees. We’ve officially made that dream a reality. GEOACE Enterprise is our flagship organizational solution for our open clientele.
Our open source enterprise is built upon reliable and time-proven open source applications that are designed to get your data from the office, to the field, back to the office, and out to the world. It’s no-code base makes web map applications easy for anyone to learn!
One of the huge perks of going open source is the lack of licensing fees. That means that everyone in your organization can participate, and the power over who gets to see the information rests entirely in your hands.
You can make your information private, share it with your team, empower your organization, or make it publicly available to the world.
Easily correct information from a web browser–no matter where you are or what platform you’re on.
Print and export the information you need in multiple formats and at any scale.
Print and download any map created in QGIS on-demand directly through your web application.
Upper Alum Creek Drone Imagery Viewer
Our Drone Imagery Viewer lives on our flagship Landmark platform and provides a snapshot of what is possible with an open source enterprise solution. The viewer consumes drone-acquired orthomosaics and serves them out as WMS. More than just a viewer, the application helps to organize and catalog imagery by the date it was acquired. The map pairs well with imagery products created within applications such as OpenDroneMap, Pix4D, and DroneDeploy. Once integrated, the Viewer enables data managers to share their imagery with the world in a tile format.
- Easily navigate to and filter through collection areas
- Adjustable basemaps
- Retrieve flight information on click
- Fully open source (i.e., no licensing fees)
- Time manager adds intuitive temporal viewing capabilities
- Enables users to capture areas of interest in PDF, JPG, and other formats using the Print tool
Parcel-Based Ecological Restoration Model
In this project, we partnered with Black Swamp Conservancy to develop a model that identifies parcels of land within Northwest Ohio that would be well-suited for ecological restoration activity. The model covers 650,000 acres across 6,500 square miles. If you’d like to know more, we made a post about it. Or, if you’d like to go right to the story map we used while presenting it at Rally 2022, then you can go here!
Real-time “Santa Tracker”
The GEOACE team partnered with the City of Obetz to create a “Santa Tracker” app so that its residents knew exactly where Santa could be found while on the tour of their city. The stack itself consisted of QuickCapture (field data collection; real-time collection of Santa’s location), an ArcGIS Online Instant App with accompanying web map, and a Jupyter Notebook run through ArcGIS Online that transferred Santa’s recent movements to his historical movements. It was a hugely successful community engagement tool.
- The City has a population of ~5,500 people as of the 2020 census
- Combined in 2021 and 2022, Santa rode through town for a total of about 8 hours
- During those 8 hours, the web application was viewed 10,527 times
- Per capita, each person in the City viewed the application almost 2 times, or once each year. Even with the view count not being unique, that’s a huge engagement event!
The Village of Obetz GIS Viewer was one of many applications designed for the village’s staff members. The application displays live data feeds from the village’s mission-critical datasets. The application doubles as a tool for collaboration and sharing of ideas via a “notes” feature which can be viewed and edited across all departments.
The viewer pulls the most up-to-date information from county-managed databases nightly and appends to the Obetz feature layers, ensuring the layers are current for the village’s staff members.
Users can choose whichever basemap suits their purposes, and can change it at will.
Users have the ability to select or upload information from outside of their organization to optimize their workflows.
Perform analytic functions in real-time within the application. Users know their data best, and the application puts the processing power in a place that’s intuitive and easy to access.
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