FAQ 2017-04-11T10:06:47+00:00

FAQ

What is the biggest incentive to use GIS4Mobile /can G4M save us money?
It saves a lot of time when existing data can be accessed from the field, instead of being prepared and printed at the office, and it saves even more when pictures, attribute and location data is assembled and stored online, instead of handling cameras, clipboard and GPS.
What happens with entries when there is no data or Wi-Fi coverage ?
GIS4Mobile stores all entries and photos in cache memory, and udloads when coverage is back.
Is the background map working when there is no data or Wi-Fi coverage?
GIS4Mobile also caches map data so it is possible to work in areas without data connections.

What types of phones and tablet work with GIS4Mobile?
iOS, Android and Windows Mobile 6.5 devices are all supported by GIS4Mobile

How many simultaneous users are supported?
There is no upper limit. The licensing plan accommodates the numbers 2, 15, and unlimited.

How do we use our existing mapping data in the field?
We supply the synchronization module GeoSync that is able to import/exports to most GIS platforms. The existing data is exported to the GeoDropBox, and the smartphone app accesses the geoDropBox. A lot of time is saved on field surveys when access and attribute data can be accessed this way, instead of being prepared and printed at the office.

Is GIS4Mobile expensive?
No. GIS4Mobile is relatively cheap, and many organisations experience big saving with the optimized workflow, and higher quality of data.

How do I make sure the right data is stored?
At the website maps.gis4mobile.dk the new data can be reviewed, and corrected before importing to GIS/Database.

Can we try before we buy?
Yes. The app is free to try out from Appstore and Google Play. Contact us for a demo for you own organization

How is GIS4Mobile different from other mobile solutions?
A unique feature is that existing data is easily synchronised to Geodropbox and accessed from all field users, and that data is registered in GIS and database, so it is af fully mobile GIS system for reviewing, adding and changing data attributes.

What happens when GPS coverage is bad?
GPS is first used to show the correct map data of the position, after that The user can register a specific position using the cursor. This feature makes it possible to register inaccessible places – for example indoors, rooftops, and the other side of streams and rivers.

Most mobile units have very efficient GPS receivers, so the problem rarely arises.

Can we use our own background maps, technical maps, orthophotos etc?
Yes. GIS4Mobile can access other map databases via a WMS service.