Avenza Systems has made mobile GIS technology available on Apple and Android devices for everybody to use.
The PDF Maps app is a geospatial PDF, GeoPDF® and GeoTIFF reader for your Apple iOS and Android smartphones and tablets. Easily search for and browse thousands of professionally made maps available in the Avenza Map Store. Interact with spatially referenced maps to view your location, record GPS tracks, add placemarks, and find places.
For the geospatial community, PDF Maps compliments MAPublisher and Geographic Imager, both of which have the ability to export to geospatial PDF and GeoTIFF. The formats are also supported by common GIS applications including ArcGIS.
PDF Maps is used by inviduals*, companies and organizations for navigation, information collection, and sharing geographic information and knowledge.
Apple iPhone screenshots
Apple iPad screenshots
Global Award for the best map product worldwide in 2011, IMTA International
Best Maps for Multimedia Application, IMTA Asia-Pacific
Graham Stanton Award for the best map product of 2011 in the
region, IMTA Asia-Pacific
Best Use of New Technology & New Media Award, IMTA Americas
Technology Innovation Award for Mobile Mapping, Geospatial World Forum 2012
* PDF Maps is free for personal, non-commercial use. Commercial, educational, and government licensing is available.
This app gets the job done: PDF Maps introduces a strongly played set of basic features. Besides myself, I setup two non-cartographers with an iPad (3G with GPS) and they were amazed at how easy it was to locate themselves on the map and make notes by dropping markers and they bring it back to the office for me to review.
You guys not only have a great product, but give publishers a vehicle to deliver their product. On behalf of all cartographers and map publishers, thanks very much for your creativity, inspiration, and hard work!