A GIS mobile app sampler

Mobile apps that promote the use of GIS to consume, create and share geospatial data

Libya Crisis Map

The United Nations' Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs is collaborating with the volunteer technical community that includes CrisisMappers, Crisis Commons, Open Street Map and the Google Crisis Response to map news reports and official situation reports from inside Libya and along its borders via social media and cell phone technologies.

WetCollect Mobile Wetland Data Collection

WetCollect is a next-generation software as a service designed to speed spatial data collection related to of U.S. wetland management. WetCollect has a touch-screen interface that enables wetland managers to reduce report time by more than 50 percent by allowing them to digitally record data in the field.

Public Safety Damage Assessment Template

The template is an ESRI ArcGIS 10 mobile project that can be used to collect structural damage assessments during emergency response activities. It supports the collection of initial structural damage and other physical damages observed from the field. It can be deployed in a connected or disconnected network environment.

Responder Mobile

An ArcGIS movie app that allows outage restoration crews to view incidents assigned to it as well as any hazards associated with the outage. Responder Mobile also provides information from the field to the dispatch center.

San Diego State University Campus Security

The university's campus police department is using mobile geographical information systems to locate an accident or report an event back to the campus control center and Web server.

QuakeFeed iOS

QuakeFeed is an ArcGIS iOS app that displays on a map or a list all earthquakes from the past seven days with a magnitude greater than 2.5. A variety of filter and sort options are available. The app is location-aware and features Twitter, Facebook and e-mail integration.

Singapore Master Plan

The statutory land use plan guides Singapore's development during the next 10 to 15 years. The master plan shows the permissible land use and density for developments in Singapore and is reviewed every five years.

Vermont Compost and Bio-gas Data Viewer

The app was developed to serve user communities, including those seeking to reduce material going to landfills, farmers interested in composting and people interested in the density and distribution of food scrap generators, the location of farms, and existing composting facilities.


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