Mobile GIS have a fairly simple interface, adapted for devices with small screens and limited functionality (compared to desktop GIS).
However, the composition of tasks is very large:
- Map navigation.
- Data input and editing.
- Determination of user's location on the map.
- Track recording.
- Routes planning.
- Search for necessary information, etc.
Mobile GIS are becoming more popular due to the wide spread of smart phones and tablets. Often mobile GIS are created as a part of integrated GIS solutions and can be used by:
Employees to collect, refine and use the object information, resources, ongoing works on ground.For example, emergency response teams (ambulance, fire brigade, and police) can use mobile GIS to display on the map the scene, build an optimal route of travel, enter information about the emergency response.
Top-Managers to visualize different analytical information, quick and easy access to data needed for management decisions.For example, the management of the Ministry of transport and subordinate organizations can use mobile GIS to quickly access information on current road works, the condition of the roadway the financial cost of repairs, the statistics on accidents on the roads, etc.
Customers for more convenient use of the services provided.For example, a large shopping center can provide visitors with free mobile application that allows you to navigate in the mall, find a store, view detailed information about opening hours and current promotions, to pave the route to the store.
The main advantages of mobile GIS are:
- Ability to work in the field without access to desktop computers and the Internet.
- The ability to synchronize changes with the central database (in online or offline modes).
SOVZOND Company offers services for the development of mobile GIS for various platforms based on modern approaches and technologies.