The excitement this past week at CES about all the different phones and apps that would be available, with 4G and other functionality, extends to GIS with the announcement of the free ArcGIS for Windows Phone app.
According to a press release issued recently, Microsoft Windows Phone users can access sophisticated mapping capabilities on their phone with the ArcGIS for Windows Phone app. “ArcGIS for Windows Phone lets you find, use, and share maps as well as deploy GIS data and functionality on Windows Phone devices. The free app is now available and can be downloaded directly from the Windows Marketplace.
ArcGIS for Windows Phone serves as a mobile gateway into the ArcGIS system to:
- Explore and navigate maps.
- Find places and addresses.
- Query map layers and data.
- Collect, edit, and update features and attribute information while performing field data collection and inspection projects. “