The Pocket PinGIS Moving Map software is aimed at
Microsoft Windows CE/PocketPC, e.g. for a handheld computer used in
a helicopter for power line inspection or inte field for oil spill
The software can be customised to various
A GPS receiver feeds the software with latitude
and longitude, positional accuracy, time, speed, etc.
The position history is saved as small dots on
Status map objects have more information used by
the user, e.g. to report faulty power line poles, delivery status
or oil spill pollution.
Selected positional information is saved into a
Information can easily be imported and exported,
e.g. to a central computer system, a laptop PC or a desktop
Any NMEA0183 GPS receiver is supported either
through a serial cable, jacket, or card.
Maps can be imported from a number of standard
formats, including MapInfo, Arcview Shapefiles, DXF and raster maps
that have been georeferenced in MapInfo or ArcView. Raster maps are
recommended in the field on small screens. On top of these, vector
maps can be used.
Maps are required to use the WGS84 or the RT90
coordinate system, currently.
The map objects can be linked to attribute
Design with components
Geographical Information Systems should not be
reserved for specialists with a long training in the field.
By using Rapid Application Development (RAD)
tools such as Microsoft Visual Basic combined with stable software
components, highly usable systems are possible to develop.
A software system can be composed of standard
components for database management, serial communication, wireless
networking, GIS and route-planning/transportation scheduling.
Systems integrators can build highly
sophisticated and usable systems in this way at reasonable costs.
The systems can be trusted for their viability and
Furthermore the flexibility of component-based
development enables the easy compiling of different versions of the
same software for different user categories, e.g. normal and