Hallowell, Maine – Blue Marble Geographics (bluemarblegeo.com) is pleased to announce the immediate availability of Global Mapper Mobile for iOS, a field-optimized version of the renowned desktop GIS software. Global Mapper Mobile 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 geospatial data manipulation, visualization, and conversion solutions are used worldwide by thousands of GIS analysts at software, oil and gas, mining, civil engineering, surveying, and technology companies, as well as governmental and university organizations.
Global Mapper Mobile extends the reach of a traditional GIS by offering access to virtually all raster and vector spatial datasets where they are needed most: in the field or at the job site. Used in conjunction 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 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. Data points can be manually placed or can be assigned to the current GPS-derived location. It is even possible to capture an image with the iPad or iPhone’s camera and automatically attach it to the current position.
“Global Mapper Mobile represents one of the most exciting product releases that we have offered in many years.” stated Patrick Cunningham, Blue Marble President. “With more and more people using a mobile device for day-to-day business activities, an iPad or iPhone is a perfect platform for empowering your company’s mobile workforce with this powerful data verification and collection tool.”
Global Mapper Mobile is currently available at no cost from the iOS App Store and includes some sample datasets for evaluation. A licensed copy of Global Mapper version 17.2 is required to transfer any additional data to or from the mobile app. An Android version of Global Mapper Mobile will be available in the near future.
For a complete list of features and functions, visit: www.bluemarblegeo.com/products/global-mapper-mobile.php.