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GIS Apps for Android and iOS Devices

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Roger Bryant

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photo credit Nasa / Goddard Space Flight Center / Reto Stöckli
GIS Apps for Smartphones and Tablets
Microsoft hopes to compete with the introduction of the
Microsoft Surface and Windows 8 later this year.
Two major operating
systems for today's
smartphones and tablets
- Android
- iOS
Android
ESRI's ArcGIS (also on iOS)
GPS Area Calculator
PCMapper Lite and Pro
gvSIG Mini Maps
ESRI’s ArcGIS
Uses:
Companion to arcgis.com. Access your GIS data from arcgis.com or ArcGIS server. Not really a data collection app.
PCMapper Lite and Pro
Other Useful Apps
Questions?

Roger Bryant, RF

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#FTC2012
GPS Area Calculator
iOS
GIS Kit and GIS Kit Pro
WolfGIS
iCMTGIS
GISRoam
iGIS
MapBox
Pros:
Ability to share maps with clients
Access maps and shapefiles from an ArcGIS server or Arcgis.com
App is free, but services maybe limited with new Arcgis online subscription plan
Cons:
A data connection is required for use.
Cannot be used to collect data with GPS in the field
ArcGIS
Uses:
Great for GPSing an area in the field
Pros:
Field data can be exported to a shapefile
No data connection requiredOverlay collected data over
Google Maps Aerial (when
data is available)
Cons: Not a full featured GIS App
Uses:
Digitize or GPS area using phone or tablet.
Pros:
No data connection required
Export shapefiles (Pro)
Cons:
Not feature rich
No Google Aerial Photos
Immature, don't buy!
GIS Kit and GIS Kit Pro
Uses: Full featured GIS application. This can even replace your PC software.
Cons:
Cost. But, compared to outdated WinMo software, it’s a bargain.
iOS doesn't allow Bluetooth external
GPS receivers**
Pros:
No data connection required
Google Maps Aerials
User friendly and full featured for a touch interface
GeoCam Free and Pro (Android)
Theodolyie, Pro, HD(iOS)
Leafsnap (iOS)
Plot Hound (Android/iOS)
MileBug (Multiple)
Evernote (Multiple)
My new favorite app:
Is it August?
Accessories
Rugged cases (Otter Box)
Bluetooth GPS Receivers
External iOS GPS Reciever
http://bad-elf.com
Other notable iOS GIS Apps
A few questions:

Who owns an Android Phone or tablet?
Who owns an iOS phone or tablet?
Who checked in on Foursquare or Facebook this am?
Has anybody tweeted this morning?

#FTC2012
iCMTGIS
iGIS
GISRoam
MapBox*
Why use tablet or phone?
Current OS technologies, Software, Updatable, Touch friendly
Better screen quality, larger displays
Multiple uses, higher processing power
Insurable
Data more secure, especially with "Cloud"
Can be ruggedized with cases
The need for "rugged" is over sold!
ME: Roger Bryant, RF
Atlanta, GA
BSFR, UGA, Athens, GA
MSCS '14, SPSU, Atl, GA
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