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:
https://mappingsupport.com/p2/help/GISs ... 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.
Redmond, WA, USA