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 KML or other format if needed.

It would need to work on Android, iOS and Blackberry so a HTML5/Phonegap solution is preferred.

Does anyone have any recommendations?

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I would try to use a Mobile Web Service such as iJetty: http://code.google.com/p/i-jetty/

and deploy a webGIS application such as CartoWEB or similar.

  • Do you know any examples with the implementation you describe above? Jan 18, 2012 at 14:44

Take a look at the HTML5 samples, Esri has an sample showing the offline/ local storage: Tiles in Local Storage. Should be possible to save as data as KML as well.


There is an Android application: SoM

  • Welcome to GIS SE! Could you post more details about SoM?
    – R.K.
    Nov 29, 2012 at 13:33

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