Web Map Express

Low cost web map viewer

Cadcorp provides a low cost web map viewer for organisations wishing to share map data over the internet. The solution is simple and quick to deploy. It is both an out-of-the-box solution, and an extensible technology, and meets the needs of end-users, application developers, and systems integrators alike.

Web Map Express has been designed specifically for the many web mapping applications which do not involve extensive spatial analysis . It offers the familiar look of widely-used web mapping services, without the requirement to surrender control over cartography and system administration.

Web Map Express can be used as a complete and interactive mapping application, or alternatively as a web mapping technology. A common use of Web Map Express in this latter role is to provide visitors to a web site with a map showing the location of a point of interest, against a defined map background. Such a map is generated on demand by passing to Web Map Express a URL with parameters describing the location and representation of the point of interest, and the map view.

With Web Map Express, organisations are free to consume any Web Map Service (WMS) data source. This can include their own mapping data served by Cadcorp’s web map publishing system - GeognoSIS Express - as well as WMS data feeds from other sources.

Web Map Express is built upon the open source JavaScript library, OpenLayers. This is a mature and established open source product, which has been enhanced by Cadcorp to provide additional flexibility, security, and control. By surrounding it with a .NET wrapper, the need for administrators to use JavaScript to manage the functionality of the application has been removed. Nevertheless, competent web developers can also customise Web Map Express using JavaScript and OpenLayers API, and they can insert their customised code directly into .aspx pages.

Web Map Express offers the following capabilities:


Web Map Express only operates with Cadcorp's low cost map publishing solution - GeognoSIS Express. See the brochure Web Map Express and GeognoSIS Express.


Cadcorp SIS web GIS and web mapping products include: