Putting GIS in People’s Pockets

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ESRI products can provide decision-makers and field staff with mobile applications that allow for display, query, and editing of geospatial data. By creating tailored solutions for end users and putting these applications on mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets, GIS developers can make spatial data more accessible than ever before. However, choosing the best mobile platform can be confusing. Innovate has worked with a number of clients over the past year to enable a wide variety of end users to access data via Droid Phones, iPhones, iPads, GPS devices, laptops and desktops. Each of these pieces of hardware has specific needs and limitations for GIS data to be effectively used on them. In addition, there are limitations on the use of data between these devices, so pairing the correct devices is critical for a successful implementation of this technology. This presentation will demonstrate a variety of use cases of mobile and web based technology. We will cover both our lessons learned and our success stories with these technologies.

Frank Roberts

Frank Roberts has been implementing GIS for over 20 years, and is proficient in the use of ArcGIS, ArcGIS Server and ArcGIS Mobile. He currently works for Innovate Inc as the Director of Information Technology, but prior to that spent 20 years managing the Coeur d’Alene Tribe’s GIS program. In the past 20 years he has implemented a wide variety of mobile solutions, these solutions have ranged from out of the box solutions such as ArcPad and ArcGIS Mobile to development of completely custom applications for iOS, Android and Windows operating systems. Mr. Roberts work in the mobile arena has been highlighted in ESRI’s publication The Business Case for Success as an exemplary example of increasing efficiency and accuracy using mobile GIS. For the past year he has been the lead developer for EPA Region 9’s Emergency Response Mobile application. In this project, he has engineered both a management console and mobile field solutions for EPA. The field solutions currently cover the iOS, Android, and Windows operating system.

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October 17, 2013 - 8:30am - 9:00am
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