Don’t have an iPad, and my head is thoroughly into Android, so when I got a comment informing me about Corvallis Microtechnology’s new free iPad application iCMTGIS (iTunes link here), I almost ignored it. Big mistake – this looks like a pretty sweet field GIS data acquisition tool for the iPad!
- Point, line and area data acquisition, either by GPS, manual entry, or distance/angle value entry
- Full attribute entry capabilities, including setting up hierarchical data entry forms
- Attribute query on-screen
- Multiple data layers
- Measure/calculate distances and area
- Use aerial imagery as backgrounds
- Import shapefile data
- Export data in shapefile format, or PMP format for use with Corvallis Microtechnology’s own proprietary GIS programs
A few screen captures from their PDF brochure:
May not have all the features of an ArcPad or TerraSync, but this sure looks a hell of a lot easier to use! Almost makes me wish I had an iPad to try it out on; if you give it a spin, leave a note in the Comments section. I have to hope and believe that similar apps will make it on the Android platform in the not-too-distant future.