Latest Mobile Release Puts GIS Information in Any User's Hands and Enables Field Users to Easily Enhance and Exchange Real-Time Intelligence
ATLANTA, GA — April 06, 2010 — TerraGo Technologies(r), a leading provider of geospatial collaboration software solutions, has released a new version of TerraGo Mobile(tm), which enables users to interact with GeoPDF(r) maps on smartphones and ruggedized handheld mobile devices. With the ability to take highly portable, interactive maps that feature embedded geographic coordinates, imagery, and GIS data anywhere, users can access, collect and share information in any situation, then deliver current ontheground intelligence back to a central database. The latest version of TerraGo Mobile makes geospatial collaboration easy for everyone, with an enhanced user interface, improved export features, and expanded functionality for embedding multimedia at points on a map.
In contrast to high-end, complex portable GIS solutions, TerraGo Mobile is designed for users who are not GIS experts. Field personnel only need to be familiar with the Microsoft(r) Windows(r) interface and how to open a PDF file to be instantly productive. Users responding to a natural disaster, policing a highprofile event, researching a proposed roadway route, repairing powerlines, or operating on a military mission can navigate with TerraGo Mobile as well as complete forms, measure distances and add comments, audio, photos, and video to maps and imagery.
Information users collect in the field with TerraGo Mobile can be shared with other mobile or desktop users in a workgroup or returned to a central GIS or ERP system by e-mail, file transfer protocol, or other means to create a real-time, user-enhanced common operating picture. Not only is TerraGo Mobile effective at exchanging data with GIS systems such as ESRI(r) ArcGIS(r) software, but it also interoperates with applications such as Google Earth(tm) via KML files and other file formats.
"Government and business organizations increasingly look to unlock GIS information and get it into the hands of mobile users to enable them to improve productivity and make better decisions with greater intelligence," said Chris Watson, VP of marketing and business development for TerraGo. "TerraGo Mobile extends the reach of GIS several steps further by completing the collaboration cycle and including all users, even those operating beyond the edge of the network."
TerraGo Mobile Capabilities
TerraGo's suite of geospatial collaboration software, which also includes TerraGo Publisher(tm), Composer(tm), and Toolbar(tm), delivers the power of GIS intelligence to the entire user base through easy Web or desktop publication of complex maps and images. TerraGo Mobile leverages customized GeoPDF maps created in GIS systems as well as GeoPDF maps made available in numerous organizational libraries, including publicly available online resources published by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and other government organizations. With TerraGo Mobile, users can grab this information, go off the network, and perform tasks in the field such as:
― Access: GeoPDF files used by TerraGo Mobile are optimized for portability, making it easy for mobile workers to access and interact with data in connected or disconnected environments.
― Navigate: Users can track positions using GPS capability on their device of choice, measure distances and area, obtain coordinates of points on a map, and more. In addition, users can page through a multipage GeoPDF file as well as pan and zoom to specific coordinates or addresses.
― Capture and share: TerraGo Mobile enables users to add GeoMarks to GeoPDF files, including stamps, audio, photos, video, and other information that represent features and events they observe and record in the field.
With a more intuitive navigation interface, including one-tap access to everyday functionality like zooming and adding GeoMarks to a GeoPDF, the new version of TerraGo Mobile makes it easier than ever for non-technical field personnel to focus on their jobs instead of on a complicated handheld device interface. With improved viewing options, field personnel can easily turn layers on and off in a file and manipulate a GeoPDF map to better suit the project at hand. In addition, advanced collaboration configurations are possible, making it easier for GIS teams to import and export GeoMarks that have been collected from field personnel.
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 850 organizations, including many defense and intelligence agencies, utility companies, public safety departments, and environmental engineering teams, depend on TerraGo software. The TerraGo Publisher(tm) Suite allows organizations to consume and optimize data from any source and create a geo-enabled PDF, also known as a GeoPDF(r). The TerraGo Collaboration(tm) Suite offers desktop, Web-based and mobile software applications that automate geospatial collaboration and information gathering. When used in conjunction with TerraGo Composer(tm), 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 www.terragotech.com.
Peter K. Herbert
Director of Marketing
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