Geographical Information Systems

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What's GIS?

Geographical Information Systems provides a toolset for visualizing and analyzing geo-spatial data. You can show data points in exact locations in visual styles best fit to be shown on a map.

How a GIS Dashlet is Different from Regional Dashlets?

With regular TURBOARD license you have regional visualization abilities. This gives you basic location intelligence as it also has ability to drill down so you may start with states, drill down to cities, boroughs etc. Though this won't be enough when it comes to illuminate issues that are driven by geography. A GIS dashlet will show clustered or atomic point of interest data on top of layers that work seamlessly with a geographical server engine.

Who Uses GIS?

Almost any industry can harness potentials of TURBOARD GIS module to effectively find marks of patterns on a real map, here are 3 to give you an idea of what can be achieved.

  • Retail

    1. With customer loyalty cards know where your customers work, live and shop
    2. Blend with open data and see the demographic changes around your shops
    3. Find out which is the best location for your next shop

    See about this industry here.

  • Healthcare

    1. Track spread of infectious diseases
    2. Check the exact positions of your inventory and concentration of materials in different storerooms
    3. Check your hospital locations vs. patient home/work locations
  • Government

    1. Municipalities may rely on citizen reports to pinpoint issues like non-working street lamps, sewage problems etc. This data can be utilized to make sure services are delivered timely
    2. There are a plethora of diverse projects all around the country, government officials trace total investment by it's change in months/quarters/years using GIS
    3. GIS can be used for traffic route planning, population catchments, vegetation mapping or to identify landslide hazards or to do flood plain mappings

Geospatial Data Types

Longitute and latitude data can be used to use most of GIS functionalities of TURBOARD. Besides some of the features would require native geospatial data types like shapes of postgreSQL or SDO_Geometry of Oracle. Your spatial SQL queries will be functional in TURBOARD expressions.


Basemaps are orthorectified imagery that form the background for a map. On this overlay user may present data points. This may be as simple as using a terrain type of openstreetmaps/Bing/Google/Baidu etc. User may choose to embed a map which is a product of a Map server like QGis, ArcGis etc. in forms like WMS/WMTS/PNG


A common GIS visual type that shows higher densities as hotspots on map. A good color-coding will make problems conspicuous just before your eyes as well as will be appealing.

Clustered Pinmaps

In clustered pinmaps large number of points are combined together to form a new marker with a number (number of pins). When you press a group marker it will auto-zoom to that area. Single pins will give exact information kept for that geospatial point. Coloring by dimension will work in single pins as well as group markers.


Polygons can be employed as a native geospatial data type of database. You may plot lines and use polygons like a regional dashlet.


You can use different GIS dashlets on top of others and show a multi-layered dashlet in your dashboards. Layers are not limited to basemaps and can be applied on TURBOARD GIS dashlets.

(An example GIS: Clustered Over Heatmap)

Filtering on a Map

End-user can filter by drawing a rectangle on GIS dashlet. If native geospatial types are used you can select with drawing circles.

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