Initiated as a research and development project for In-Q-Tel, the independent strategic investment firm that identifies innovative technology solutions to support the mission of the broader U.S. Intelligence Community, TerraGo Mobile is now generally available. TerraGo has experienced significant interest in the solution from other military and intelligence organizations, as well as those in the emergency response, utilities, oil/gas and natural resource management industries.
TerraGo Mobile allows non-GIS experts in the field to interact with and add intelligence (photos, video, audio, comments and completed forms) to geo-registered maps and images directly from their mobile device. This information can then be shared with other mobile or desktop users and sent back to the GIS department via email. In addition, TerraGo Mobile incorporates advanced GPS technology and integrates KML (Google Earth) files to create a more robust experience for all types of users. Field personnel need only know how to use the Windows interface and open a PDF to be instantly productive.
According to Chris Watson, vice president of marketing for TerraGo, “Providing our customers with the ability to meet the growing demand among their non-GIS users who need to access and collaborate with geospatial data is core to TerraGo’s mission. Extending our capabilities to the mobile platform was a natural progression for our software, as we make geospatial data accessible and valuable for virtually anyone, anywhere, anytime.”
In addition to giving non-GIS users the ability to access and collaborate with geospatial data in the field, TerraGo Mobile gives GIS experts the ability to turn field personnel into electronic data collectors. This helps organizations collect a more robust set of real-time geospatial data, while creating an efficient business process of keeping geospatial data current. Key capabilities of the solution include:
TerraGo Mobile operates on mobile devices that have Microsoft Windows Mobile 5 or 6 operating systems. In addition, the system should have 128 MB RAM and 64 MB free device storage space. For more information, visit www.terragotech.com/mobile.
About TerraGo Technologies
TerraGo Technologies delivers software applications that extend the
access and application of maps and images for non-GIS users and
customers. More than 700 organizations, including many defense and
intelligence agencies, utility companies, public safety departments, and
environmental engineering teams, depend on TerraGo software. The TerraGo
Publisher Suite® allows organizations to
consume and optimize data from any source and create a geo-enabled PDF,
also known as a GeoPDF®. The TerraGo
Collaboration Suite® offers desktop, web-based
and mobile software applications that automate geospatial collaboration
and information gathering. When used in conjunction with TerraGo Composer®,
customers are able to configure easy-to-use maps and images while
embedding relevant business context, forms and workflows. With a strong
ecosystem of partners, including Adobe, ESRI, ERDAS, Intergraph, BAE
Systems and Trimble, millions of professionals use geospatial data that
has been enabled by TerraGo in order to be more productive, improve
quality and make better decisions. For more information, visit