INFORMATION is the heart of a Geographic Information System (GIS).
Geodatabases store not only the locations but the facts about each location. It is this data and its analysis that makes GIS such a powerful tool.
The advantages of a GDB for mobile computing
Mobile computing is the integration of a number of technologies and resources including
- Mobile device
- GPS receiver
- Wireless communication
- GPS data collection software
- GIS software
- Geospatial data
By combining these, users are able to take portions of GIS data from the office to the field for reference or editing. New features or edits to existing features are then brought back into GIS where analysis and map products can be made.
Mobile computing capabilities of the GDB
While geodatabases are complex entities, this site aims to cover only components and capabilities relevant to data collection and update with the pseronal GDB (pGDB). These are -
- Data check-in / check-out
- Validated data entry and editing
Types of Resources
For unknown territory or re-visiting fundamentals
BASICS the essential facts to get the job done with just enough theory
TUTORIALS step-by-step guided directions for common software
Quick start & re-start guides
OFFICE and FIELD GUIDE for quick reference
TOOLS and tricks of the trade earned through experience
LINKS recommended paths for further exploration