Thales Navigation introduced MobileMapper, a handheld GPS-based geographic information system (GIS) data collector with 2-3 meter accuracy. MobileMapper enables users to locate and describe features being mapped and then easily and quickly download the data to their GIS. Unlike recreational GPS receivers sometimes used for GIS data collection, MobileMapper provides a data capture system that eliminates manual data entry and permits direct download via either a secure data card or serial connection to major GIS office software systems. MobileMapper’s real-time, direct-to-digital data collection capability enables users to easily record features and characteristics, and distinguish between layers of data. Its full-color screen provides vivid viewing even in full sunlight. (Thales Navigation, Santa Clara, Calif.)
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