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Seeking Mobile GIS applications for Android Tablets? [duplicate]

I know that ArcGIS is 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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Generating random locations nearby?

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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Android devices and apps with support for Galileo positioning? [closed]

While the European's Galileo positioning system is only expected to be fully deployed by 2020, the first positioning made using already deployed Galileo satellites was made back in 2013. Also, ...
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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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Solution for android map app with offline use?

I am 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 use?). I have ...
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How to build a portfolio for a GIS/Java career path? [closed]

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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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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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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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 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 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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Alternatives to Google Maps on Android Phone

Android phone has Google maps as its stock/default Maps, POI and Navigation app. What are other options that i have which can be used instead of Google Maps? One Obvious answer is OSMAnd. OSMAnd has ...
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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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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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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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Using custom map tiles with Google Map API V2 for Android.?

I'm looking for a way to use custom map tiles with the Google Map API V2 for Android. I'm writing an application that will create it's own maps in real time with data that are comming from a robot. ...
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Seeking native spatially-enabled SDK 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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Calculating bounding box by 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? The geographic ...
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Anybody know any WMS clients for Android?

I am interested in finding a project (with source) for a WMS client for Android.
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Creating simple maps to view on Mobile devices? [duplicate]

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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How to display ESRI shapefile in Android [closed]

It's the first time I work with Android and ESRI shapefiles. I tried to find but could not find any tutorials to display ESRI shapefile in Android. Somebody can help me about this?
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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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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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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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GNSS raw measurements on Android: Does real time/post processing Differential techniques possible?

In the recent months we all saw kind of breakthrough in Android Smartphone GNSS receivers: GNSS raw measurements are now accessible, and this is significant since those are the most common form of ...
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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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Looking for an android solution for offline kml/kmz file viewer with gps support

I have some KMZ files of cadastral maps. I need to fiscally go to the boundaries of my lands (parcels) and take a look at where they are with the gps and maps support. Some of these places are not ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Android native app - Geoserver

I am involved in a bigger university mobile application project and my task is to design and develop a mobile module regarding map and location-based services in a native Android application. ...
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Is there an industry-standard official mapping of GLONASS satellites to “PRN” values?

In the U.S. GPS system, satellites are uniquely identified by the PRN number broadcast by each satellite. This ID is usually visible on most GPS receiver platforms that provide access to individual ...
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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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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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Android app to save offline map + POIs?

I don't know much about GIS and would like to find an application for travelling with the following features: support Points of Interests (sights, restaurants, etc.); Clicking on any POI should ...
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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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App to save GIS-friendly route [closed]

I have a 3G and location ready Android device. I am looking for an app which will allow me to save a route in KML or shapefile format. The reason I am OK with KML is that I know that this is ...
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Rendering geoJson polygons in google maps android apiv2

I'm in the process of publishing spatial data stored in a postgis database to a google maps based android app and am trying to put together a plan for rendering my data in the most efficient manner ...
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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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OSMDroid android app zoom in without changing tiles, is it possible?

I am developing an android mobile mapping app using OSMDroid 4.3. I have established a basemap using arcgisonline as my tile server. String[] urlArray = {"http://server.arcgisonline.com/ArcGIS/...
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Any way to view/create/edit Google My Maps KML files on Android?

I have two large (several hundred features) maps created by Google My Maps that I use for my field research. They contain important information required by the field crew for their work on site. ...
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how to extract lat long from WKT data?

i want to extract lat long form WKT data and stores into arary list i have tried one solution which is proposed by a user but it has some problems String str = tv.getText().toString(); str = ...
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What is the projection of an Android Location class instance?

What is the projection of a Location object returned from the LocationClient by a class implementing the LocationListener interface with a fused provider in the Google Play Services SDK? For example, ...
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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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Tile names & coordinates relationship

I'm aware that this site is intended for cartographers, geographers and GIS professionals. I must admit that I'm absolute beginner in the area of maps, but not in the area of programming (40+). I hope ...
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Render vector tiles to PNG on Android & iOS

I have an Android + iOS app using Google Maps SDKs to display a map, and I'm in the process of setting up an OSM tile server. I'm evaluating the possibility to use vector tiles instead of raster, but ...