Blue Marble Geographics announced the immediate availability of a beta release of the Android version of its popular Global Mapper Mobile app. Mirroring the capabilities of the iOS version released in June of last year, Global Mapper Mobile for Android offers powerful GIS data viewing and field data collection functionality utilizing the mobile device’s GPS capability to provide situational awareness and locational intelligence for remote mapping projects.
Used in tandem with the desktop version of Global Mapper, the mobile edition can display both raster and vector layers from any of the 250 supported formats. Data is quickly and easily transferred to the device in the form of Global Mapper Mobile Package Files that efficiently compress multiple layers into a single file and allow large amounts of data to be stored and displayed without the need for a continual mobile data or Wi-Fi connection.
Global Mapper Mobile offers a full suite of data collection and digitizing tools for drawing lines, points, and polygons and for managing the attributes associated with these features. On-device data collection is made simple and efficient with preconfigured collection parameters such as pick lists and required entries ensuring accuracy and consistency.
“An Android version of Global Mapper Mobile has been high on our request list since the release of the iOS version, and we’re delighted to have a beta release available for Android phone and tablet users,” stated Blue Marble’s President, Patrick Cunningham. “Global Mapper Mobile has proven to be an indispensable tool for field workers who need efficient access to critical GIS datasets and who are now able to participate in the collection and maintenance of this data.”
Global Mapper Mobile for Android is currently available at no cost from the Google Play Store and includes some sample datasets for evaluation. A licensed copy of Global Mapper version 18.1 or later is required to transfer any additional data to or from the mobile app.