GISsurfer developer

My name is Joseph Elfelt and I am a software developer in the field of online maps living near Redmond, Washington, USA. My projects include both public service map-related work to help "pay it forward" and also a consulting service I run producing online property line maps for clients.

GISsurfer is one of my public service projects. This is a general purpose web map based on the free open-source Leaflet map API (Application Program Interface). In addition to the standard web map features such as search, geolocation and saving your own custom map links, GISsurfer has a big impact unique feature.

Government agencies at all levels are hosting vast amounts of data on GIS (Geographic Information System) servers. GISsurfer lets you view that data almost as easily as you surf the internet. No GIS savvy required! Whatever you are interesting in, if it is related to a location on the earth then there likely are data layers on a GIS server that you would enjoy seeing on a map.

Like to surf some GIS data? Start here:

Are you curious about my other public service work or my property line map consulting service? For more information please visit my project page.

For the most recent updates on my work, you can follow MappingSupport on twitter ( and/or follow GISsurfer on Facebook (