Blue Marble Geographics (bluemarblegeo.com) is pleased to announce the immediate availability of a beta release of the Android version of its popular Global Mapper Mobile app. Mirroring the capabilities of the iOS version released in June of last year, Global Mapper Mobile for Android offers powerful GIS data viewing and field data collection functionality utilizing the mobile device’s GPS capability to provide situational awareness and locational intelligence for remote mapping projects.
Blue Marble's GIS software is used by hundreds of thousands of satisfied customers throughout the world who need affordable, user-friendly, yet powerful GIS solutions. Users come from a wide range of industries including software, oil and gas, mining, civil engineering, surveying, and technology companies, as well as government departments and academic institutions.
Used in tandem with the desktop version of Global Mapper, the mobile edition can display both raster and vector layers from any of the 250 supported formats. Data is quickly and easily transferred to the device in the form of Global Mapper Mobile Package Files that efficiently compress multiple layers into a single file and allow large amounts of data to be stored and displayed without the need for a continual mobile data or Wi-Fi connection.
Global Mapper Mobile offers a full suite of data collection and digitizing tools for drawing lines, points, and polygons and for managing the attributes associated with these features. On-device data collection is made simple and efficient with preconfigured collection parameters such as pick lists and required entries ensuring accuracy and consistency.
"An Android version of Global Mapper Mobile has been high on our request list since the release of the iOS version, and we're delighted to have a beta release available for Android phone and tablet users," stated Blue Marble's President, Patrick Cunningham. "Global Mapper Mobile has proven to be an indispensable tool for field workers who need efficient access to critical GIS datasets and who are now able to participate in the collection and maintenance of this data."
Global Mapper Mobile for Android is currently available at no cost from the Google Play Store and includes some sample datasets for evaluation. A licensed copy of Global Mapper version 18.1 or later is required to transfer any additional data to or from the mobile app.
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About Blue Marble Geographics: Blue Marble Geographics of Hallowell, Maine is a leading developer and provider of software products and services for highly accurate geospatial data conversion solutions. Blue Marble is known for their coordinate conversion and file format expertise and is the developer of the Geographic Calculator, GeoCalc SDK, Global Mapper, the Global Mapper LiDAR Module, Global Mapper Mobile, and Global Mapper SDK. The company has been developing GIS software tools and solutions for over twenty years and currently serves hundreds of thousands of users worldwide.