Real-time Mobile Data Collection App for Android and iOS


GiscloudWow, now I can leave off my struggle trying to make Arcpad mobile GIS data collector to work in Android and iOS mobile platforms. Giscloud Mobile data collection app has just arrived to solve my problem.

It has been pressing need to make Esri Arcpad compatible with Android and iOS platforms. I recently had to buy a window mobile tablet and it took me a lot time and effort to get one with inbuilt GPS for the mobile solution I am developing for our National Population Census project.

GISCloud  mobile data collector has proved to be a simple and easy solution for real-time location, multimedia and attribute data collection right within your mobile platform in the field.

According to GISCloud, everything you need right in the field to achieve real-time data collection and sync to the server is provided in the app.

Provided are important features such as:

  • Offline data capture
  • Media (photos & audio) enriched location information
  • Dropdowns, lists, input boxes and comments based on custom forms
  • Review data attributes directly in the app
  • Listen to audio and view images
  • Real time GPS location
  • View and explore maps in the field

The app is free, download and try it out yourself, it is still on beta though.

For more information, see the video below:

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