APAN offers a variety of collaboration tools that can be used alone or in conjunction with other tools to develop your unique community space.


Visually collaborate and share with your group by geotagging content and creating custom, interactive maps. With the new Community Maps feature, you can geographically represent information in order to help aid decision makers and provide acute awareness to your audience. Community Maps supports importing and exporting of GIS content and is intuitive enough to support a wide user base.

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  • Build various maps for your group, each with a unique subject matter, region, or focus
  • Use feature tools to add points, draw lines, and create defined shapes
  • Customize your map by changing a feature’s style and color
  • Provide geographic awareness to your community by geotagging blogs, wikis, forums, and files
  • Open up map editing to community managers or members to allow for group collaboration on geospatial information sharing

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  • Import KML and JSON geographic data files into a map to share with your community
  • Save public geo-feed URLs to bring real-time and updated geographic content to your group's attention
  • Export custom created map features as a KML file to share and utilize outside of APAN

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  • Immerse into geographic regions with Google Maps application functionality such as Street View
  • Change between basemaps to explore and analyze your map data
  • Enhance physical attributes of a location and layer relevant information to plan for exercises and respond to events

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