Mobile Devices as Personal GIS Client Platforms
Source: NORTH ATLANTIC UNIVERSITY UNION
Proliferation of powerful and feature rich mobile devices during recent years has caused increased need for professional grade mobile applications that are to aid fieldworkers in their everyday activities. Apart from obvious technical limitations mobile computing/telecommunications devices pose like reduced processing capabilities and small memory capacity changing usage conditions in open space while user is moving and completing other primary task present mobile applications developers with additional challenges and opportunities to exploit user's environment in order to create applications that are capable of adopting to changing environment conditions they are being used in. Mobile GIS is enabling field work personnel to always have access to most accurate and up to date spatial data.