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Matt is the founder of L&R Communications, a content marketing and social media firm that specializes in the geospatial sector.
TerraGo Mobile for Android Brought to Life
January 24th, 2013 by Matthew Langan
It is no surprise that today’s geospatial enterprise has gone mobile. Based on rapid advances in mobile solutions for consumers, government and enterprise users, we imagine that the future of geospatial technologies will keep moving in this direction in a very aggressive fashion.
In addition, for geospatial solutions to be truly effective they need to fully support those in the field – from the warfighter to employees dispersed in disconnected environments, providing advanced collaboration for enhancing decision-making.
Late last year, TerraGo announced the release of its TerraGo Mobile for Android solution, which allows users of Android devices running version 3 or above to access and update intelligent, portable, interactive GeoPDF maps and imagery. This includes using georeferenced notes, audio, photo, video and Web services.
What is unique about this solution is that us enables anyone – even the novice GIS user – to collection data in the field using geoforms that can be easily updated and shared with pretty much anyone, anywhere.
Following is a video demonstration of TerraGo Mobile for Android.
For any reader who wants to view a map with TerraGo Mobile for Android, you must first process the GeoPDF with the TerraGo Collaboration Manager. Click here to view a brief demonstration video of preparing TerraGo GeoPDF maps for use with TerraGo Mobile for Android. The TerraGo Collaboration Manager must also be used to create geoforms for the collection of structured data.
“Now anyone can take maps and imagery with them into the most remote environments imaginable, and personalize those maps with photos, notes and forms, and share them with anyone anywhere,” said George Demmy, TerraGo CTO, in a recent press release.
TerraGo Technologies geospatial collaboration software and GeoPDF maps and imagery are among the most widely adopted solutions to produce, access, update and share geospatial information and applications with anyone, anywhere. TerraGo solutions enable enterprises to extend, exchange and exploit geo-referenced maps, imagery, audio, video and other intelligence in connected or offline environments. Trusted by government agencies and businesses worldwide, TerraGo solutions increase the use of geospatial data throughout and between enterprises and the return on geospatial investment through greater organizational efficiency, productivity and responsiveness. Founded in 2005, TerraGo is privately held and is an In-Q-Tel portfolio company. For more information, visit http://www.terragotech.com.