18.3. Information Systems

Third, information system developers aiming at creating new ways of visualizing and presenting aggregate data can utilize the DHIS2 Web API as the service layer of their system. The effort needed for developing new information systems and maintaining them over time is often largely under-estimated. Instead of starting from scratch, a new application can be built on top of the Web API. Developer attention can be directed towards making new, innovative and creative data representations and visualizations, in the form of e.g. dashboards, GIS and charting components.