Refers to hardware technologies that are light and mostly independent of other peripherals including wires and cables.

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Mobile, Offline viewer for geographic data

Currently, field crews consumer geographic data via laptop (no internet, no gps). ArcReader. I would like to get them shapefiles (or some derivative of a shapefile) on a mobile platform (smartphone) -...
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Openlayers WMS layer not diplaying in IE windows mobile 6 emulator

I am new to openlayers. I tried this example. I have published world shapefile to tiger workspace as 'country' layer to geoserver and want to access with WMS. The world map is getting displayed in IE ...
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OpenLayers on iPhone with navigation: marker-click event won't work

I'm making a map with openlayers. For the navigation on the iPhone I added OpenLayers.Control.Navigation(), so zoom and pan work fine. On the desktop, i can click a marker and a popup appears. But on ...
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Which is the best Android tool to visualize JPG+JGW images?

I've got some georreferenced JPG+JGW images, and would like to visualize them on my Android device. Which is, in your opinion, the best tool? I've tried OSMdroid (after converting JPG+JGW with ...
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How to draw an overlay using KML on our own app in Android?

Repost from here Hi there, I want to draw an overlay using .kml files, just look like this. But on my own app in MapActivity. 31.kml, display district in Jakarta, Indonesia or the example that I get ...
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Visualization libraries for rendering 3D GIS world on iOS/Android

Are there any good 3D libraries/frameworks for rendering 3D worlds in geospatial coordinates on mobile platforms? Use case: I have some known 3D geospatial features (eg. buildings) with their ...
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Creating a openstreetmap renderer in android

I am trying to learn how the openstreetmap is rendered in android. There are already some tools out there that are rendering the maps. Specially I am focusing on offline maps renderer. There is one ...
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is the GPS network free or available for any device?

I have a question (I'm really sorry if is kind of dumb question). But if I have a device with GPS (smarthphone,pda,pocket pc, etc) Does the device need any additional service to enable GPS data? I ...
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Offline satellite map of a specific area for an iOS app

I have a client that wants an offline satellite map as part of an iOS application. The map is of a specific area and needs to be able to be loaded without a connection. From my research I'm pretty ...
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How do I use HTML5 Storage to cache mapservice data?

I would like to develop a web app that runs on any device (including iPad and iPhone) in a disconnected mode. It is OK if the user is required to browse around and download mapservice data to a local ...
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Open Source Tools for Mobile GIS app development?

I want to create a complete Map application with the facilities of edit geometry and attributes of layers. The server and client for the application should be some open source tools. The application ...
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Touch 'tap' event not available on openlayers 2.11 map (update: click works fine)

According to Will mousedown events fire with Touch events on OpenLayers mobile?, openlayers 2.11 supports click-like behaviour for vector layers only. Separate from that, regular pinching/zooming/...
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Google Maps API for iPhone and Android application

I need to develop map with Google Maps API with markers etc. That map would need to be integrated into iPhone and Android application. That integration will be done by another person. My question is: ...
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GPS device taking pictures and saving heading + HDOP?

I'm looking for a device that can do all of the following: Take picture Save lat-long GPS position + heading (angle to North) of picture [so need tilt-compensated 3D compass], in exif or other ...
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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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Will mousedown events fire with Touch events on OpenLayers mobile?

I can't get the mousedown event to fire on a mobile device when I click on a marker. I'm using openlayers 2.11 with TouchNavigation. The mousedown event fires just fine in Chrome on my Desktop. Are ...
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OpenLayers on mobile device: possible to use local map tiles?

Is that possible for an OpenLayers app (running on mobile device) to load the map tiles that are deployed in the device, if the app is able to access these files (e.g., using PhoneGap)? from this ...
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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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How to find a point half way between two other points?

I'm working on implementing the OSM Mobile Binary format for map data, and because it uses a 16 bit delta for each point along a way, it cannot represent a way if there is a large distance between two ...
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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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Alternatives to Shapefiles as open-source, cross platform dataset types

I am working on software that is very ESRI oriented, but a future version will likely not be using ESRI software. It uses Shapefiles and Geodatabases. I'm planning on getting all of my data to ...
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Place recognition with WiFi [closed]

I'm looking for some algorithm able to better recognize the geometry place only exploiting wi-fi antennas. I read about place recognition is divided in two classes: geometry and fingerprint. I'm ...
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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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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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Can JQuery Mobile UI provide a user-created attribute table for a user-created point feature?

I'm looking into using the JQuery Mobile UI, and I would like the user of the app to be able to create their own point on the map and add a few short attributes. Any idea if this is possible? Thanks ...
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What technique is used to acquire client location?

So far I know how to grab the client location to a application or web application by using the users geolocation or GPS location. I remember the possibility of finding the users approximate location ...
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Visualization of Geographical information on mobile devices

To complete my thesis i have to develop mobile GIS application which will test/handle some issue related to visualization presentation of geographical/spatial information on mobile devices. I will ...
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Incorrect GeoCoordinate at Random

Sometimes when the device is pulling coordinates with the GeoPositionAccuracy set to High and the MovementThreshold set to 0, the GeoCoordinate that is captured is further away and not inline with the ...
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Zoom to see entire MapLayer in Bing Maps

If I have a MapLayer that I'm applying to Bing Maps where I have a list of coordinates, how can I zoom to see the full MapLayer (dynamically zoom to the proper size) and toggle between seeing the ...
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Best GIS system for high performance web application - PostGIS vs MongoDB

I am working on a web/mobile application based on location data. Since i am already familiar with MongoDB, i found the geospatial indexing of mongo is quite suitable for my needs. As i am mainly ...
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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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How Do You Autopopulate Attribute Based on Spatial Location of Underlying Grid?? ArcGIS Mobile [closed]

User drops a point, then Attribute Table Autopopulates based on Underlying (Polygon)Grids Spatial Location. I want to do this for field editors using ArcGIS Mobile. Does anyone have an idea on how ...
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Are there any Indoor GIS platforms?

What sort of infrastructure is needed to allow me to write a simple mobile app for indoor navigation? Professor Mike Goodchild said: the average American only spends 13 percent of the time ...
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Mobile Data collection options

What COTS software is available to do mobile data collection, with GPS positioning. Map display not required. I'm looking across the board (platform wise). I'm already aware of... RhinoSpect ...
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Wifi Positioning System (WPS) setup

I need to develop a shopping mall GIS. I have no idea to develop it. The shopping mall GIS should function like GPS (guides user to desire shops). Do I need to set up some GIS device at each corner of ...
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Techniques for offline reverse geocoding on a mobile device?

I am working on a mobile mapping application (currently iOS, eventually Android) - and I am struggling with how to best support reverse geocoding from lat/long to Country/State without using an online ...
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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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Generate Mobile Map Cache from ArcObjects

As of ArcGIS 10, is there a way to generate a mobile map cache using ArcObjects? This can be done in a stand-alone Python script: http://help.arcgis.com/en/arcgisdesktop/10.0/help/index.html#//...
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What algorithm should I use for wifi geolocation?

School Pickup Use Case (update) It might be helpful to go into a more concrete use case instead of the original backyard example below. Local law enforcement has started cracking down on use text ...
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Can I collect Seismic data with an array of cell phones?

Suppose I have an array of cell phones, each having: an accelerometer a clock a GPS receiver Windows Phone 7 (WP7) How hard would it be to write a program so that synchronizes the phones to a ...
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Does a national(USA) interstate rest stop/rest area dataset exist?

And I don't care about format--worry about that later! I found some maps in Google maps, usually per state. I also have one map made my someone else, that no longer appears in the Google Maps search ...
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Advantages of a GPS enabled PDA for field asset management

I'm having some trouble trying to convince some people of the advantages of having a entry level GPS enabled PDA for asset management. I've been asked to look into GPS enabled cameras, I've since ...
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How do I create forms using Geodatabase's related tables in ArcPad Studio 10?

I have a Geodatabase with a Points table and number of related tables. The reason for the related tables is because of the large number of fields. The relationships are reconginsed by ArcGIS and ...
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Is there a smartphone app for mobile asset logging?

I'm after a recommendation for a smartphone app (iPhone or Android) to log asset information for litter bins. I need the following features GPS geotagged photos Form with drop down menus for user ...
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Network Analysis Layer in ArcGIS Mobile Map Cache

Does anyone know how to extract a Network Analysis Layer into an ArcGIS Mobile Map Cache?
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ArcGIS Mobile that uses GPS location to route to a destination?

Does anyone know of an example of routing within ArcGIS Mobile 10 that uses GPS location to route to a destination?
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How can I determine the location of a visitor to my website?

If I want to provide a website with location appropriate content, what ways can I use to find the visitor's rough location using their IP or header information?