MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., 6 October 2016 —Locus Technologies (Locus), a leader in SaaS environmental compliance and information management software, introduces the Locus GIS+ mapping platform, a significant upgrade to the current Locus EIM Google Maps-based solution. Locus GIS+ is powered by Esri’s ArcGIS platform and offers a host of advanced features— including enhanced cartography, comprehensive spatial data analysis, and ability to use the customer’s own map through integration with ArcGIS Online and Portal for ArcGIS.
With GIS+, Locus gives users all the tools they need to make professional-looking maps and perform a wide range of data analysis. The new platform is based largely on customer requests and feedback, and it includes an improved user-friendly interface, as well as many new features that are standard in advanced mapping applications. By adding options such as a variety of base maps and hundreds of customizable symbols, advanced editing and label placement, as well as Esri map integration with the customer’s own base layers, Locus GIS+ provides a complete environmental data analysis and mapping solution for Locus EIM users.
Other notable new functionality includes the ability to save multiple query result layers; customizable graduated symbols, color ramps, and histograms to better control how query results display; improved ad hoc location group creation; and more user control over map layer styles and sequencing. The upgraded GIS+ platform is fully compatible with any existing EIM site, and existing customer maps will be seamlessly transferred from Locus’ Google Maps-based GIS to the new GIS+.
GIS+ will be available as an add-on purchase to Locus EIM. It will be open for existing customers to test drive in a free trial period during the 4th quarter 2016, along with an introductory webinar to highlight the power of GIS+. As always, the current Google-based GIS mapping will remain available to all EIM customers.
“GIS mapping capability is essential for all environmental data analysis. Locus GIS is great for quick data visualization, but Locus GIS+ is a quantum leap forward with advanced analysis tools and analysis tools that use Esri’s Smart Mapping technology, and we are sure our customers will be ecstatic with the new features. The features of GIS+ will make a substantial difference in the work that our clients do, as the new features allow for better visualization, better outputs, and better outcomes— all integrated within EIM,” said Wes Hawthorne, President of Locus.
Learn more about GIS+ on our website.