Advancements in Mobile GIS

The latest advancements in mobile GIS have enabled users to decrease task redundancy and keep their data more current. Recent growth of various technologies has helped mobile GIS become a reality even in some of the most remote field locations. Core technologies that make mobile GIS possible for organizations that rely on geospatial capabilities in the field include

  • Global Positioning System (GPS) technology
  • Mobile operating systems and device platforms such as smartphones, Pocket PCs, PDAs, laptops, and Tablet PCs
  • Rugged handheld mobile devices
  • GIS and navigation software for mobile platforms
  • Wireless communications including Internet GIS access, Wi-Fi, broadband, and Bluetooth capabilities

Esri understands the value of mobile GIS to organizations needing immediate access to up-to-date information, regardless of their location, and offers a range of mobile GIS field mapping applications that apply these current technologies to help users make sound decisions in the field.

Mobile GIS in a orange grove.

Using Mobile GIS in a Redlands Orange Grove

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