Comparison of Mobile GIS applications

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Comparison of privative and open-source mobile GIS applications.
It includes a feature comparison, perfomance comparison and an anlysis of the open-source projects.

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Comparison of Mobile GIS applications

  1. 1. A comparison of GIS Mobile Applications Miguel Montesinos & Javier Carrasco m m o n t e s i n o s / j c a r r a s c o @ p r o d e v e l o p . e s
  2. 2. Agenda 1. Introduction 2. Products 3. Platforms 4. Open source analysis 5. Feature comparison 6. Perfomance tests 7. Conclussions
  3. 3. Agenda 1. Introduction 2. Products 3. Platforms 4. Open source analysis 5. Feature comparison 6. Perfomance tests 7. Conclussions
  4. 4. Introduction In the beginning it was ArcPad + MS PocketPC + Old PDAs
  5. 5. Introduction The evolution followed these trends: <ul><li>Competitors far far away from ESRI
  6. 6. MS leading the path
  7. 7. PDAs evolving to smartphones
  8. 8. No Open-Source projects </li></ul>
  9. 9. Introduction Some OS initiatives started: <ul><li>MOSS4G – FOSS4G BOF 2006
  10. 10. gvSIG Mobile
  11. 11. Enebro </li></ul>
  12. 12. Introduction Mobile phones swallowed PDAs <ul><li>MOSS4G – FOSS4G BOF 2006
  13. 13. gvSIG Mobile
  14. 14. Enebro </li></ul>
  15. 15. Introduction PDAs are not personal any more ¿EDAs? <ul><li>Windows Mobile based GIS
  16. 16. Newcomers </li></ul>
  17. 17. Introduction Article with details available at OSGeo wiki http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/GIS_Mobile_Comparison
  18. 18. Agenda 1. Introduction 2. Products 3. Platforms 4. Open source analysis 5. Feature comparison 6. Perfomance tests 7. Conclussions
  19. 19. Mobile GIS Products Real GIS <ul><li>gvSIG Mobile
  20. 20. Enebro
  21. 21. ESRI ArcPad </li></ul>Mobile Viewers <ul><li>TangoGPS / Foxtrot GPS
  22. 22. gvSIG Mini
  23. 23. Layar </li></ul>
  24. 24. Products. gvSIG Mobile Member of gvSIG family Funded by Reg. Gov Valencia, Spain GPL Community Alive & kicking
  25. 25. Products. Enebro Funded by Reg. Gov Andalucía, Spain Open Source No Community / Open Development
  26. 26. Products. ArcPad ESRI product Privative Software Active Development
  27. 27. Products. Tango GPS GPS-flavoured product Open Source Linux platforms Forked by Foxtrot GPS
  28. 28. Products. Foxtrot GPS GPS-flavoured product Open Source Linux platforms Active OSGeo list: foss-gps
  29. 29. Products. gvSIG Mini GPS-flavoured product Open Source Android / Java ME CLDC
  30. 30. Agenda 1. Introduction 2. Products 3. Platforms 4. Open source analysis 5. Feature comparison 6. Perfomance tests 7. Conclussions
  31. 31. Platform Execution
  32. 32. Agenda 1. Introduction 2. Products 3. Platforms 4. Open source analysis 5. Feature comparison 6. Perfomance tests 7. Conclussions
  33. 33. “ Open-Source-ness”
  34. 34. Agenda 1. Introduction 2. Products 3. Platforms 4. Open source analysis 5. Feature comparison 6. Perfomance tests 7. Conclussions
  35. 35. Basic and symbology
  36. 36. Offline formats support
  37. 37. Online formats support
  38. 38. GPS
  39. 39. Editing
  40. 40. Other features
  41. 41. Agenda 1. Introduction 2. Products 3. Platforms 4. Open source analysis 5. Feature comparison 6. Perfomance tests 7. Conclussions
  42. 42. Perfomance Tests Only for Windows Mobile Products <ul><li>gvSIG Mobile 0.3
  43. 43. Enebro 2.0
  44. 44. ArcPad 10 </li></ul>Only for common data formats
  45. 45. Perfomance Tests. Datasets Vectorial Datasets FOSS4G 2010 Dataset (ShapeFile) Raster Datasets ECW from CNIG (Spanish Nat. Mapping Agency)
  46. 46. Perfomance Tests. Methodology Manual measurement. Stopwatch. Averaging Minimal threshold = 0,2 s. Operations tested: Add a layer. Zoom to a small area. Pan. Fit all (Zoom to Extent)
  47. 47. Perfomance Tests. Methodology Used device. PDA: - Acer S200 - Processor: Qualcomm 1 Ghz - Memory: 256 KB SDRAM. - ROM: 512 KB. - Screen: 480 x 800 px. - O.S.: Windows Mobile 6.5
  48. 48. Perfomance Tests. Results Vectorial Datasets. Small/Medium
  49. 49. Perfomance Tests. Results Vectorial Datasets. Large
  50. 50. Perfomance Tests. Results Raster Datasets For small zooms, no response in Enebro within 5 mins.
  51. 51. Agenda 1. Introduction 2. Products 3. Platforms 4. Open source analysis 5. Feature comparison 6. Perfomance tests 7. Conclussions
  52. 52. Enebro <ul><li>Very good software, quite fast and free
  53. 53. Not open development, no public repositories
  54. 54. No developer documentation
  55. 55. Confusing license
  56. 56. Very few spread </li></ul>
  57. 57. Very light applications <ul><li>Application like gvSIG Mini or TangoGPS that support only tiles (OSM, yahoo maps...) or WMS are fast and light and powerful
  58. 58. This kind of applications are growing in number
  59. 59. With a few more work is possible to add custom forms and POI creation to do asset inventory and maintenance and incidence reporting </li></ul>
  60. 60. New devices and platforms <ul><li>Android and iOS devices are “cheap” and powerful, include cameras, aGPS, WiFi and CellId based location, compass, accelerometers, light sensors and so on.
  61. 61. The new boom of tablets provides bigger screens with small weights and good battery consumption
  62. 62. Multitouch screens require new interfaces
  63. 63. The number of users is astonishing </li></ul>
  64. 64. Layar and Augmented Reality <ul><li>Augmented reality provides users the possibility to see located objects over the real world
  65. 65. The spread of Layar is *15 the spread of ArcPad
  66. 66. ¿Could it be interesting for the GIS community to use mobile AR professionally? </li></ul>
  67. 67. Web based touch applications <ul><li>There are some initiatives to make the web mapping possible on mobile </li><ul><li>TouchMapLite
  68. 68. Openlayers
  69. 69. more? </li></ul><li>With HTML5 personal database is possible to have offline data
  70. 70. We will keep an eye on those projects </li></ul>
  71. 71. Desktop applications optimized for mobility <ul><li>Beegis is an application developed to be used by geologists on outdoor surveys
  72. 72. Is built on top of Jgrass, so it has a lot of functionality
  73. 73. It works on tablet-PCs
  74. 74. Its key functionalities are </li><ul><li>Geonotes tool
  75. 75. GPS tool </li></ul></ul>
  76. 76. The number of applications <ul><li>We searched very hard for FLOSS mobile Geo applications with very few results
  77. 77. Did we missed any important software?
  78. 78. What are the reasons for such a few results? </li></ul>
  79. 79. Are the OS applications comparable to ArcPad? (I) <ul><li>In both FLOSS apps and ArcPad Is possible to: </li><ul><li>field mapping
  80. 80. inventory and mantainment of assets
  81. 81. incidence reporting
  82. 82. inspections </li></ul><li>ArcPad does not support any open or OGC format
  83. 83. Performance is perfectly comparable and in some cases gvSIG Mobile is even faster </li></ul>
  84. 84. Are the OS applications comparable to ArcPad? (II) <ul><li>ArcPad has great documentation, a good customization framework and good integration with ArcGIS
  85. 85. gvSIG Mobile (the most complete OS App) does not support rangefinder or dgps or camera and geometry editing is poor compared to ArcPad at this moment </li></ul>
  86. 86. To do <ul><li>FLOSS Mobile GIS still have to work on </li><ul><li>Making better documentation and tutorials
  87. 87. Making the software easier to install and use
  88. 88. Expand the user and developer community
  89. 89. Support professional equipment like rangefinder and dgps </li></ul><li>Keep an eye on new interactions (multitouch), new hardware (+1GB RAM, Sensors), new approaches (AR) and new possibilities (HTML5, WiFi and CellID location) </li></ul>
  90. 90. A comparison of GIS Mobile Applications Miguel Montesinos & Javier Carrasco m m o n t e s i n o s / j c a r r a s c o @ p r o d e v e l o p . e s

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