Intergraph Mobile MapWorks Tool Debuts
September 13, 2013
By Jyothi Shanbhag
, TMCnet Contributor
Intergraph Mobile MapWorks, a new tool unveiled by Intergraph recently, enables users to utilize their mobile device to update their GIS from the field. This practical tool is currently downloadable as an iOS and Android (News - Alert) app; it provides quick navigation and map display with precise indication of GPS positioning.
Ideal for field personnel, Mobile MapWorks enables users to view and edit feature attributes or make simple changes to feature geometry given reference data overlays. All updates are posted back to the GIS database in real time.
"Today's mobile landscape requires the ability to quickly and easily manage all field asset information through intuitive interfaces that have become the norm of mobile apps," said Mladen Stojic, vice president at Geospatial Intergraph. "Intergraph's Mobile MapWorks allows local government organizations to more easily manage field assets through tablets to drive faster, smarter decision-making."
A strong feature on this tool is that it works on the same devices that people use in their personal lives, such as the Apple (News - Alert) iPad and Android tablets. In addition, Mobile MapWorks can be easily modified to cater to the requirements of local governments, utilities and public works organizations, with the flexibility to meet the specialized asset management needs of defense and intelligence agencies.
MapWorks is accessible through a simple interface and uses OGC-standard Web services and is compatible with all GIS platforms on the market. This tool uses an open architecture that allows field updates to become instantly available to any and all GIS platforms, on the desktop, Web, or mobile devices.
"With data existing on both mobile devices and the enterprise, there is an inherent need for updating the data in real-time for enhanced reporting and accuracy when managing and monitoring assets in the field," added Stojic.
Intergraph is a global provider of engineering and geospatial software that enables customers to visualize complex data. Businesses and governments in more than 60 countries rely on Intergraph's industry-specific software to organize vast amounts of data to make processes and infrastructure better, safer and smarter.
Edited by Rory J. Thompson