The development of open source spatial tools is amazing. A while ago I wrote how one could create mobile maps using a range of tools, including GRASS or QGIS, Maptiler, and Mobile Atlas Creator (MOBAC).
If you are using an app that works with MBtiles, there is an easier way, especially if you want to create a map made up of different data layers. Continue reading Using TileMill to create maps in mbtiles format
Outdoor sport or field work, a GPS has become indispensable. But what if you want to use your own maps? If you are using an Android smartphone and one of the map viewers available on android market, this is fairly easy. You’ll need your favorite GIS application (e.g., GRASS or QGIS), Maptiler, and Mobile Atlas Creator (MOBAC). Continue reading Create mobile maps
I wrote before android QGIS. A friend of mine tried it out in more detail. Check out his blog here. You should also check out the rest of his site; he and his company Upande are involved in some very interesting projects, e.g., Virtual Kenya.
I mentioned before that QGIS was being ported to Android. I couldn’t try it out at the time as my phone was still running on Android 2.2. However, I just managed to upgrade my phone to Android 2.3 and of course I had to try out if I could QGIS to run on my phone. Continue reading QGIS on my android phone
Seems pretty cool, now all I need is to upgrade my phone to Android 2.3 device because it won’t run on 2.2 or below: http://www.bernawebdesign.ch/byteblog/2011/08/21/qgis-android-works-2/
I haven’t tried this out, but the title of this blog article looks promosing.