Mobile GIS rises above the commonly used mobile GIS solutions. The app was designed to be used even in the absence of an internet connection. The workers can carry out their work tasks regardless of any potential network failures.
GIS data are stored on Android based smartphones and tablets used by teams in the field: from paper to digital! Speed up your organisation processes and take advantage of real-time data flow. Discover how Mobile GIS allows to edit your networks directly from the field, also by means of augmented reality modules.
Thanks to the local storage of data, the app provides immediate feedback to any query. No slowdown, no hesitation!
Arcoda Mobile GIS allows to deploy cartography from the managing centre to teams inthe field using mobile devices. It is also useful for sending warnings from the field to the managing centre. The mobile app provides specific forms that can be filled with annotations and attachments (GPS geographical coordinates, pictures, documents, screenshots). By means of the web portal, team managers can investigate each warning (descriptions, images with annotations, geographical coordinates etc.), and take the necessary measures.
Mobile GIS carries out a variety of tasks, ranging from providing GIS directly on operators' smartphone to the quick reading of meters by means of augmented reality modules.
Arcoda Mobile GIS interfaces teams on the field with the headquarters, managing the data flow between headquarters and mobile devices and vice-versa. and providing access to "non-mobile" users. Furthermore, no internet connectivity is required! The workers can carry out their work tasks regardless of any potential network failure. Indeed, Arcoda Mobile GIS app was designed to operate with locally stored data.
Mobile GIS was developed to fully integrate with already operational GIS systems. This means that:
The illustration below shows Mobile GIS cooperating with already existing Geographic Information Systems. The role of Mobile GIS is to provide network maps and technical documentation to the employees in the field. At the same time, Mobile GIS collects warnings and editings from the field, and forwards them to the Geographic Information Systems or to further ERP solutions.
The Android smartphones of the employees synchronize GIS data and documentation with the server. Sync policy can also be set according to the user's preferences (full download, delta sync, auto, on-demand). Once that data have been downloaded (network maps, technical schemes, guides etc.) smartphones are fully functional, and no further connection with the managing centre is needed!
Once an item has been identified on the map (e.g. an electrical box), specific buttons at the foot of the screen refer to the phone navigator or Google Street View which, once pressed, open up with the pre-set item destination (i.e. the Electrical box).
A specific Mobile GIS module allows to draw networks on smartphone screen. Employees in the field may finally update networks directly from the actual scenario by means of a stylus or of the cell-phone GPS.
Mobile GIS for Android was designed to operate with the help of external devices too.
The precise positioning receivers, connected via Bluetooth, are ideal for network design, where the positioning of items on the map needs to be very accurate.
Mobile GIS was designed to be used in combination with distance meters too. This feature is useful when the network design requires to take account of distances and heights.
This augmented reality module allows you to use Mobile GIS to quickly recognize electricity meters by means of the smartphone camera, and to superimpose information associated with each meter (diagnostic, to-do list, information related to the customer, installed power).
The app was designed to be used even in the absence of an internet connection. This feature is even more valuable in meters reading, because they are frequently located in basements, where network connectivity lacks.
Mobile GIS make best use of the most modern augmented reality and mixed reality technologies. Arcoda Mobile GIS is opening up opportunities that were quite unthinkable until recently!
Arcoda Mobile GIS adopts the most modern mapping technologies. Laser scanning captures the shape of objects and buildings, and allows to capture the world in 3D. Mobile GIS manages these 3d models, and brings territory exploration also inside facilities.