Creating Custom Web Mapping Applications

Web mapping applications and WEB GIS

Web mapping applications and WEB GIS is an essential component of many GIS web applications and  a website presence with mapping capabilities is now very common. For this reason, Cocoon Solutions develops websites and custom interactive web maps and provides affordable GIS solutions for small businesses.
Some of common open source libraries used to create your own custom map are the Openlayers and the Leaflet.

Openlayers – Web Maps

OpenLayers makes it easy to put a dynamic map in any web page. It can display map tiles, vector data and markers loaded from any source. OpenLayers has been developed to further the use of geographic information of all kinds. It is completely free, Open Source JavaScript, released under the 2-clause BSD License (also known as the FreeBSD).

Leaflet – Web Maps

Leaflet is the leading open-source JavaScript library for mobile-friendly interactive maps. Weighing just about 33 KB of JS, it has all the mapping features most developers ever need.