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List of GIS applications for Android Tablets

I know that ArcGIS will someday be available for Android, but does anyone know of any other GIS apps that are available for Android tablets?
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Tablet or smart phone GPS vs “real” GPS

I've been reading a lot today about android and iphone devices being used for spatial data collection in the field and it sure seems to be that single purpose devices such as the extremely popular ...
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Advanced android app for mapping and GPS logging

I am looking for an android app able to log GPS data like coordinates, altitude, current speed and would be nice if also the GPS accuracy/number of satellites. Many GPS apps are able to display these ...
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How to run Spatialite on Android?

Does anyone know if it is possible to get Spatialite running on Android? Specifically for either Android 2.1 or 2.2. I've been browsing the web, and although it seems technically possible, I haven't ...
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How to build a portfolio for a GIS/Java career path?

I have been a GIS Analyst for over 10 years and am currently studying java (50% through the course). My plan is to develop GIS applications mainly focused towards open source solutions. I would like ...
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What native spatially-enabled SDK options are there to deploy GIS data on iOS and Android mobile devices?

I am only interested in iOS and Android options that allow me to build native solutions to render/collect data. Response time is very important, since I want to be able to draw many geometries - not ...
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How to generate random locations nearby my location?

I am trying to create random locations nearby my location. What i want is to create random latitude/longitude pairs inside a 200 meters circle surrounding my location. This is the formula i came up ...
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Solution for android map app with offline use

As the title reveals i'm in search of a way to develop an app for android with embedded maps which can work without an internet connection(i.e. can i get the tiles of the open streetmap for offline ...
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Developing GIS Application on Android

Is there any Open Source GIS Software for Android in which we can perform Various Geoprocessing Operations (like Buffering,union and intersection) and that should be customizable eg: what we do in ...
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How to display ESRI shapefile in Android

It's the first time I work with Android and ESRI shapefile. I tried to find but could not find any tutorials to display ESRI shapefile in Android. Somebody can help me about this??? Thank you so so ...
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Are there any GIS component that can be used for developing GIS applications for Android phones? [duplicate]

I know that ESRI has ArcGIS APIs for Android what other options are there for me as developer, if I'm about to develop GIS applications for an Android phone?
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How do I group near points with GPS positions?

I'm an IT person so I don't know too much about projections and so on, I hope you can help me. I have made an application for Android that collects a GPS position, so I have the latitude and the ...
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Creating simple maps to view on Mobile devices?

My organization wants to create a few maps that will be interactive and viewable via phones (android, iphones,etc) and ipads. We already have a solution using Geocortex (Silverlight) for browser ...
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Bluetooth GPS to Smart Phone

Has anyone had any luck intergrating a GPS unit with your Smartphone? Looking to gain sub 5m accuracy. Ideally would like the phone to just use the better gps reciever when it is connected. This ...
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Mobile offline mapping and editing of shapefiles

I've got a client that wants to create a mobile app that can view and edit shapefiles stored locally on the device to enable it to work offline. There is a possibility of converting the shapefiles to ...
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Is there an comparison of the various mapping libraries for Android?

I am currently looking at the various libraries that I can use to show a map in my custom Android App. I have found several like Mapsforge, OSMDroid, ArcGIS runtime for Android, Google Maps for ...
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Looking for an Android Object-relational mapping programming layer, PostGIS oriented

I'm working on a Android app which should manage data on a remote PostGIS database. Before diving into actual programming, I'm searching for ORMs for Android. I've found a couple, namely androrm and ...
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What type of OS is best for ESRI mobile Development?

I know there is going to be varied opinions on this question. We're being asked to create some mobile maps for various departments in our county. This happens to come at a time when AT&T has ...
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Using android phone to plot GPS points?

I was wondering if I could use my android phone (HTC Wildfire) to plot gps points and export these into GIS software (I have QGIS and MapInfo). Thanks, Alan
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ArcGIS for Android API Example/Tutorials

I know that the ArcGIS API for Android is still in beta (I've joined the beta program), but I was curious if anyone had produced or discovered any examples/tutorials/cookbooks for the API. The Help ...
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GIS storage format for better performance - Android device

We have developed an android application which loads different eco-zones and does geo-fencing based on current GPS location. We have converted a shapefile to KML, then to JSON format, for loading in ...
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ArcGIS coordinate system

I'm developing some software using ArcGIS API, but the question is rather theoretical, as I just came from Google Maps and have no idea where to start; everything seems to be different including the ...
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Coordinates(Latitude, Longitude) are different at same place on iPhone and Android devices, why?

I used HTML5 code for getting coordinates on Android (HTC desire s) with GPS enabled and iPhone (3gs). But the latitude and longitude are different on both devices at same place, why?. Difference ...
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How to calculate the bounding box by a given center and scale in Android?

Given these conditions: a scale like 1:50000 the center of the viewport is 100°E, 20°N the size of the viewport is 400x600 How can I calculate the bounding box of the viewport? Update after ...
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Display Georeferenced Images on Android

I'm looking for an Android application (best would be Open Source), that can display georeferenced images on top of a map (Google, OSM, ...). By Georeferenced I mean that the images four corners are ...
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How to serve local maps for an offline HTML5 webmapping app?

How could one serve maps (tiles in wherever format possible) within a Android device to be consumed by an offline webmapping app also accessed within the device's browser?
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OpenLayers for Android: why does a popup panel show up twice?

I use Moto Xoom (Android V3.0 touch pad) browse the example "OpenLayers with Sencha Touch", when I click button "LayerList", the associated popup panel doesn't show up smoothly. it will show once, ...
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which mobile gis application developing is better for me [closed]

I want to develop a mobile app with the following features: work offline on mobile and don't need access to the internet (disconnect mode) can import layers to it in public extensions (shape file, ...
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Google maps android vector rendering : how do they make it that fast?

Most of the question is in the title. If you are on android (I believe its the same on IOS) and use maps you will notice the quality of the maps app and how the vector maps are drawn in a very fluid ...
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qgis android problem on load

Hi I am new to both android and qgis, but have 20 yrs experience with mapinfo and arc gis. I have installed qgis on a nexus 7 (4.2), but keep getting the error : No qgis data provider plugins found ...
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How to get “Pinching” in Openlayers working on Android?

If you go to THIS OpenLayers Mobile example on android you'll notice that "pinching" for zooming does not work. But it works for iPhone and iPad. Anyone know how i can get "pinching" to work on ...
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How do I reduce the number of drawn polygons on an Android Map?

We're using spatialite-android and Nutiteq to render Archaeological datasets. One of our sample data sets has 7000 polygons that turn into 400,000 objects in our renderer. Is there a common GIS ...
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is it possible to download planet files of OpenSeaMap data?

I want to visualize OpenSeaMap data on an Android device using Mapsforge. Since I need to do this in a disconnected manner (think boat out to sea) I need to generate a .map file using the Mapsforge ...
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How to find Bounding Box given 4 Lat/Long and Bearing? [duplicate]

I need to find a bounding box given 4 lat/long points and a bearing (as seen in the example picture). I always know which two points are lined up by the bearing (1 and 2 in the example), so I will ...
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Distance calculation : Integrating incremental gps data

I am trying to build a GPS based odometer based on android. Currently , I am calculating incremental distance changes very frequently ( < 5 meter movement). The distance calculation in android is ...
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Is there a method to create offline geocoder using OSM xml data?

I am trying to develop an offline android map that makes use of OSM map tiles of 15 zoom level, For this purpose i used an open source library : Osmdroid Now, i m looking into the possibility of ...
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Probability of iOS/Android device location accuracy

I'm working with Android and iOS apps that report location. Both iOS and Android can derive location from a combination of cell tower triangulation, visible wifi access points, and assisted GPS. The ...
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Different ways to publish media-enhanced route/trail information to mobile users

I'm looking for some different approaches that a non-profit I'm helping could use to publish information about some tourism routes. Each route is 1-2 tracks, with some historical background ...
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How to read the GEOMETRY table inside a sqlite database

I'm working on an android app which should display some lineobjects stored in a sqlite database. This sqlite database is created through an export in QuantumGIS. My first question is it a real ...
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Android ArcGIS Javascript 2.2

The website claims that touch gestures are supported for Android browsers. I'm running 2.2 and have not been able to get touch gestures to work. What can be done to enable it? This works for iPhone ...
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GPS tracking using smartphones [closed]

We're looking to launch a study that examines spatial behaviour on a university campus. Given the near ubiquity of smartphones among our study population, we're excited about the possibility of using ...
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Displaying KMZ file + my location in Android Google Maps application?

This is probably a newbie question, but I don't know anything about GIS. Someone sent me a GPX file that I converted into a KMZ file so it's displayed in Google Maps. It works fine when viewed in a ...
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How to capture accurate GPS points using mobile devices?

I'm currently working in Vietnam as a climbing guide, but am putting my GIS skills to use by doing a side project for the company involving the mapping of climbing routes. Along with another employee ...
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What are the requirements for developing with ArcGIS for Android?

I want to develop a GIS application based on the ArcGIS for Android SDK. I want to inform my client about the hardware and software he needs to run this project after building it. Please help me if ...
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Mapping and Pedestrian Routing on Android (guidance needed)

I 'm new to this stuff (GIS). I was assigned a project in which i have to implement for the Android platform: showing up maps showing up routes showing up nearby POIs. Everything has to be ...
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Tracking field personnal using android app and showing in ArcGISonline

Planning to equip field personnel with GPS enabled phones (android) and collect the location and photograph of assets. Can we use ArcGIS for android in the phone, use this to upload GPS and photos , ...
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GPS waypoint mapping with android phone

I am a bat enthusiast and volunteer regularly with the local bat groups on bat surveys. In them we record bats with a bat detector - making a note of the different species (there are 18 in the UK), ...
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best bluetooth gps for marine applications

What is the best gps to get as an add on for an android (asus tf300)? This is for a marine application I am writing. I need sub 5 meter accuracy. Would like decent accuracy at moderate speeds. I ...
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What free gis is on android that leads in the area? — just name top 1-2

similar kind of q of to What are some Free and Open Source GIS Desktop packages include evidence such as 4.8-5 rating out of 5, etc.
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Is there any methodology or technology to post process the Mobile/Tablet GPS data

We have developed an application which is running on android OS for collecting the Lat/Long value of any feature and it runs in any type of android Tablet/Mobile but the problem is that the accuracy ...