GIS Mobile Comparison
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This page is used to describe comparisons between GeoSpatial Mobile applications to help users select suitable applications for their requirements.
- FOSS4G 2010
- A comparison of Mobile GIS applications
- Free and open source software for GIS has evolved a lot from last years, faster than privative alternatives and now every FOSS4G expert has several very good tools to use on desktop PCs and web.
- The mobile field is a bit different and few experts are using free and open source mobile GIS, despite of good applications exist. Last years with the appearance of Android OS phones a new wave of map applications have been developed.
- At this talk, different mobile GIS applications will be analyzed, compared and tabulated.
- The objectives are:
- To provide a detailed list of FOSS mobile GIS applications
- Find how far are free and open source software from privative alternatives
- Help to choose the best tool for every project
- The main aspects of the comparison will be: functionality, complexity, customizability, formats compatibility and performance and the applications compared will be: ArcPad, gvSIG Mobile, BeeGIS, TangoGPS, Google Maps Mobile, gvSIG Mini, Layar and others
|Name||Language||Open Source||W. Mobile||Java CLDC||Android||iPhone||Linux PDA|
|gvSIG Mobile||Java ME - CDC||Yes||Yes||No||No||No||Yes OpenMoko, Maemo|
|gvSIG Mini||Java ME - CLDC / Java Android||Yes||Yes(JVM)||Yes||Yes||No||No|