EcoLayers vs. Traditional GIS (Geographical Information Systems)
EcoLayers is fundamentally different from traditional GIS:
- A task that does not involve spatial content inherently renders traditional GIS useless. EcoLayers is content agnostic. Users and applications determine type and use of content. If necessary, EcoLayers can also support multiple GIS platforms concurrently.
- The genesis of traditional GIS is in the creation and maintenance of spatial content. EcoLayers' focus is on better use of spatial content with other types of content to improve processes and decision making.
- EcoLayers is intended for use by staff and line managers for a wide range of tasks without the need for extensive training, expensive GIS licenses, or the support of GIS analysts
- Complex functionality like workflows, modelling, and asset management requires expensive custom development or the purchase and integration of third party software with traditional GIS. EcoLayers comes equipped with these capabilities right "out of the box."
EcoLayers vs. Custom Solutions
Custom software solutions are expensive and must deal with a bound set of data, users, and features. Over time, these custom applications become irrelevant due to changes in organizational needs, new environmental challenges, budget cuts, different collaborating partners, new regulations, and other factors. EcoLayers can evolve horizontally and vertically to meet any organization's changing needs.
Most custom GIS solutions are delivered with the intent of getting repeat services and revenues from the customer. EcoLayers allows customers to administer and adapt many of its capabilities independently, if they choose to do so. No software or GIS expertise needed!
What makes EcoLayers fundamentally different is the value it offers in functionality and price. No other GIS or custom solution brings together a comparable collection of capabilities than can be configured to the specific needs of a project, regulatory compliance program, or the organization. .