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Web Mapping Frameworks

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The purpose of this site is to discover what web mapping technology framework is currently available within the Provincial Government, and if any of these solutions can meet your needs.

The Province of British Columbia currently uses four main web mapping frameworks. These frameworks vary from a cloud-based Software as a Service (SaaS) solution, two Government hosted solutions and a Do-It-Yourself solution.

  1. The Software as a Service (SaaS) solution is the cloud-based ESRI solution commonly known as AGO or ArcGIS Online
  2. Two Government hosted service offerings:
    • Common Web Mapping Framework CWM which is based on Openlayers 2, and
    • Internet Mapping Framework IMF2 which is based on VertiGIS’s GeoCortex Essentials.
  3. The Do-It-Yourself Simple Map Kit (SMK) which can use either Leaflet or the ESRI Javascript API.