Visualize change easily in ArcGIS Online with MapLapse

Blog Post created by gletham_geojobe on Jan 17, 2017

New App to Visualize Change - We've recently seen the launch of the MapLapse image finder application for ArcGIS Online in the marketplace. The app is a joint effort of GEO Jobe (recall we created Admin Tools and the Geo Powered Cloud) and esri startup small business partner company GeoMarvel. We were excited also to see the app featured as the spotlight application this month by Esri - way cool! We hope you enjoy the app, go give it a try! Free and Pro version available and your feedback is always appreciated! Be sure to share any cool MapLapse images you create via twitter or instagram and hashtag them #MapLapse or #imageFinder


About the application - MapLapse is an online based earth image explorer which allows you to look at geographical locations via a map. MapLaps has multiple search capabilities and works seamlessly with ArcGIS Online. The app allows the user to generate time series downloadable images, generate animations, save or share via social media. MapLapse provides a quick look through time series imagery for you.


How to use MapLapse.

Available to all, the free version of MapLapse is easy to use and addictive! Simply login to your ArcGIS Online account, locate your project site location or area of interest, zoom in to the desired location, run the app. Users can then save or bookmark the location for future use, save images, generate and download a timelapse or animation. As an example, users can zoom to their area of interest or location on the map where they wish to tell or share a story. Select a dataset, for example, LandsatGLS, where the user can then select a band combination such as Natural Color, False Color, Land, Water, Agriculture, or Healthy Vegetation. The resulting images are displayed according to date for quick visualization of change over time. Optionally, an animated GIF image can be produced from these data and then downloaded to a local drive or shared via social media (Facebook and Twitter).


The professional version of MapLapse has enhanced capabilities and functionality including the ability to: save, generate GIFs, restore images, add additional data products and more. MapLapse Pro  is available in the ArcGIS Marketplace for just $8 per month or $96 annually.


For the devs - this application was developed integrating with some key tools such as, ArcGIS Online, Amazon, ReactJS, Node, ArcGIS for Javascript 4.1, OAuth and EsriMarketplace app technology. It uses a micro services model for scaling and containerization.


Give it a try. See the power to user driven solutions:

Some details about the app can be found in this blog post.