Acta Univ. Agric. Silvic. Mendelianae Brun. 2010, 58, 89-96

https://doi.org/10.11118/actaun201058040089
Published online 2014-09-15

Mobile usage of digital geographical data in the Apple iPhone device

Jiří Kamínek, Martin Klimánek

Ústav geoinformačních technologií, Mendelova univerzita v Brně, Zemědělská 3, 613 00 Brno, Česká republika

This article deals with the possible deployment of the Apple iPhone device as mobile geoinformation technology. An examination of the possibilities of the device, the development tools and the Web Mapping Service (WMS) was followed by developing a prototype of an application called WhateverMap. The application uses maps from the WMS, which are available in the field through mobile data communication. The application interface was designed around the User Experience model so that its control is easy to grasp and intuitive. It also features support to the determination of the current location. To make working with the application more comfortable it integrates a database of WMS ser­vers. The user is thus given an overview of all the maps available and can easily add them as desired. The application can be downloaded free of charge from Apple’s AppStore on the internet.

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