Asamm Software, a company active in the field of mobile navigation, has recently launched an application designed for professionals and enthusiasts in the field of geoinformation technologies - Locus GIS. The application allows easy and fast collection and updating of geodata directly in the field, using a phone or tablet with the Android operating system, without the need for an Internet connection.
Points, lines and polygons can be recorded, all using a mobile phone that captures movement and GPS position. For more accurate localization, the application is able to connect via Bluetooth to an external GPS antenna. The collected data is recorded in layers, for which the necessary attributes, graphic styles and labels can be set. The application allows you to attach photos, video clips, audio notes, or hand sketches to your scanned items.
The application displays data layers above its own offline maps of the whole world. It also offers a wide selection of online maps, support for custom map data and WMS maps.
Locus GIS can work directly with ESRI SHP files, it also displays data in GPX and KML formats. Collected data can be exported to SHP and CSV. In addition, entire projects can be easily exported to QGIS.
Useful features also include detailed search in the attribute table, tools for measuring distances and areas, or the ability to guide visually and acoustically to a specified point in the field.
The Locus GIS application is free in the basic version and allows you to work on one project with two map and three data layers. For more demanding users, an unlimited program is available for a monthly or annual subscription.
The ease of use and general availability of mobile devices allow the use of Locus GIS in many industries, agriculture and research. The application is suitable for the collection of data on the environment, in forestry, in land management. It is also very useful in the planning and construction of distribution networks, wind farms, in the exploration of mining fields. In the field of civic amenities, it assists in the management of urban facilities, in the construction and maintenance of roads and the like.
Locus GIS is publicly available in the Google Play Store: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=menion.android.locus.gis
To learn more about features: http://www.locusgis.com