A desktop application is a self-contained program that performs a defined set of tasks under the control of user. The Desktop applications run from a local drive and do not require a network or connectivity to operate or function properly.
AGISAC shall provide easy functionality and adds on to the Map Window GIS, which is a open source-software, which allows display of various geospatial layers, visualisation, comparison of datasets in form of maps and charts, user defined complex mathematical and logical geo-spatial queries, integration of new datasets in GIS, low cost, user friendly customised GIS solutions using Windows GIS can benefit several Departments.
A web based application is a software package that can be accessed through the web-browser. The software and database reside on a central server rather than being installed on the desktop system and is accessed over a network from anywhere