A Technique for Importing Shapefile to Mobile Device in a Distributed System Environment
Mobile GIS emerged in the 1990s, with integration of GPS is one of the leading technique. It is a Location Based Services which can be defined as any application that extends spatial information processing or GIS capabilities to end users (based on their geographic location) (ESRI 2000 & 2001d). In other words it can be used to gather information from any place, and in no time. It's where wireless and GIS technologies meet on the Web and it is changing the way businesses and individuals operate"(ESRI 2001a). The technology of mobile devices has been improving since 2000.The various improvements have resulted in developing a high promising technology by taking into account issues like: Portability, 'Ruggedness' and All-day battery life.