Meet Candra Cook, UX/UI Designer & Developer

Meet Candra Cook, UX/UI Designer & Developer

My name is Candra, and I work out of GeoDecisions' Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, office as a UX/UI Designer & Developer. I’m responsible for prototyping web interfaces with application architecture and writing HTML and CSS to create user appeal while providing visual and coding assistance to other web developers and information architects. I like to take my HCI (Human Computer Interaction) knowledge and apply it to web and mobile application navigation. I’m also available to aid with any graphic design needs or anything involving the Adobe Create Cloud Suite (such as Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign).

Read More

A Story Map Worth a Million Words

A Story Map Worth a Million Words

An esteemed colleague of mine once posited that:

If a Picture is Worth a Thousand Words...and…

A Map is Worth a Thousand Pictures...then…

A Map is Worth a Million Words

How true that remains today as powerful and engaging story maps take us to places we may only dream of, recount tales of adventure from which we learn volumes, and help us discern answers to the complex challenges we face. Story maps fuse traditional cartography with textual content, images, video, and infographics for a more powerful knowledge transfer platform. 

Read More

GeoDecisions Insurance App Delivers Answers – without Maps (sort of)

GeoDecisions Insurance App Delivers Answers – without Maps (sort of)

Yes – geospatial technology is what we eat, sleep and dream about day in and day out. We’re all map geeks to some degree here at GeoDecisions, but it doesn’t mean that every solution we create requires the latest and greatest in web GIS User Interface (UI). In certain situations the best solution is a 20th-century one.

Case in point: the lowly E-mail. Yes, it is hopelessly out of fashion in view of most cutting-edge technology trends. But when it comes to listening to clients’ needs, “fashion” and “trend” should be the last thing when crafting a solution. The goal should be: communications in a manner that’s clear, comfortable and relevant to the user.

Read More

GIS Model for State DOT Maintenance Planning and Scheduling, Part Two

GIS Model for State DOT Maintenance Planning and Scheduling, Part Two

Building upon a decades-long partnership with the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) and a thorough understanding of state agency’s maintenance community needs, GeoDecisions developed Maintenance-IQ to empower DOT staff and stakeholders to perform data visualization and mapping tasks without needing a strong GIS background. A collaborative relationship and long history with PennDOT proved an advantage when overcoming project obstacles.

Read More