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Highly unlikely even in the event of a sponsor or technical feasibility. The reason has to do with licensing. The web is filled with articles about GPLv2 and Apple Appstore compatibility and even for the cases where they do make it through, there are several examples of copyleft licensed open source projects that were pulled off the app store.
I believe the Esri app for iOS can consume regular mapping services. The caveat is that your map services must be shared on ArcGIS.com. You would then search for your map services via Esri's app. There's a .pdf on arcgis.com with more info: using map services with iOS Edit: Good discussion in Esri's iOS forum.
Another option is an online tool called click2shp -- it is entirely browser-based, and it allows you to draw points, lines, and polygons on top of a Google Maps basemap, and save the features as a shapefile in a single click. It works on my iPad!
At Cost GISRoam – iPad Mobile Professional GIS GISRoam WebConnect Access $9.99 GISRoam Pro $149.99 GISRoam Upgrade to Pro $129.99 GISRoam's App Features (requires a DataConnect activation): • Terrain Profile display based on two points and elevation file • Measuring now displays the elevation from the elevation file along with Lat/Long position • User ...
There is an app for iOS devices that might be what you want. My Maps Editor can export to KML/KMZ and works with your Google Account.
I asked an iPad whiz, and he said that one possible way is to e-mail yourself the kmz file, have your e-mail client open it, and hope that iOS knows to open Google Earth in opening the attachment. He says that iPad has no "desktop" per se, so it doesn't work as one might expect a Mac or PC to work...
Mapbox seems to be right up your alley! Use iTunes to copy the KML/KMZ or even GeoRSS over to the iPad. Simple as pie and works great. http://mapbox.com/ipad
Best way I have found is to use Google MyMaps. From Google Map, click MyMaps(must be signed in to your Google account), and select 'Create a New Map' and 'Import'. You can upload KML/Zs up to 10MB(uncompressed) and then access them from the Google Earth iOS app. You can turn the layers on or off, and zoom to individual features from each layer. It is ...
Yes with the deprecation of the Maps DATA API http://googlegeodevelopers.blogspot.com/2010/11/maps-data-api-deprecation-announcement.html you can now use v3 Google Maps API with Fusion Tables http://googlegeodevelopers.blogspot.com/2010/05/map-your-data-with-maps-api-and-fusion.html (this becomes the default and will be official on 1st Feb 2011)
have you tried Mappt? I read an article about it on GIS Cafe a couple of weeks ago. On their website it says they recommend the new Samsung Nexus so I am waiting on getting mine before testing Mappt out.
Google earth has been updated to open kml and kmz
We found it very useful to load KMZ files to the iPad through the KMZ Loader. To use it, you email the file to yourself or use dropbox to access the file on the iPad. Then you select it to be opened with KMZ loader, NOT directly with Google Earth. From inside KMZ loader you can then launch the file with Google Earth. It's weird that Google Earth doesn't do ...
I've been impressed with Tiled Maps. Easy to use - and you can create your own maps to use offline with 3rd party app - Map Tiler.
I've had pretty good experiences playing around with iGIS: http://www.geometryit.com/igis/ iGIS represents a new era in mobile GIS solutions by enabling users to load, view, investigate, create and export their own spatial data over a background of Google Maps imagery. It was relatively easy to work with and seemed stable - granted I didn't use it ...
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