Introducing GISsurfer web map - Replacement for Gmap4

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Introducing GISsurfer web map - Replacement for Gmap4

by Jelf » Tue Jun 18, 2019 2:14 pm

I shut Gmap4 down about a year ago when Google slashed the amount of free usage it allowed for its map API (Application Program Interface). Since that time I have been building a web map called GISsurfer which is based on the free open-source Leaflet map API. This is a public service project and part of my way to “pay it forward”.

GISsurfer default map of the world:

GISsurfer website (you will be redirected)


The GISsurfer interface is the same as the one in Gmap4.

The syntax for the parameters that can be included in a GISsurfer map link has changed. See this PDF: ... meters.pdf

There is a beta version of the next big update to GISsurfer. This new feature lets anyone surf data that is hosted on any public-facing ArcGIS server almost as easily as surfing the internet. No GIS savvy required. Here is a web page with a link to the beta code and tips to get you started.

I always enjoy hearing from users, so if there is a feature you would like to see, let’s hear it. No guarantee it will get added but - hey - it never hurts to ask.

Bonus tip: For GISsurfer maps with lots of GIS data overlays for various USA national parks, open any GISsurfer map and then click Menu ==> GISsurfer special maps. Scroll down for the links.

Joseph Elfelt
Redmond, WA, USA
Twitter: @mappingsupport

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