GIS provider, Boundless, has introduced Boundless Anywhere, a new application for users who need to collect and distribute location information from handheld devices and tablets. With the app, data can be collected in the field and stored instantly in a database. Collected data can then be visualized on desktop GIS, web and mobile, providing real-time access to location-based data.

“Mobility is at the heart of today’s technology, and the rapid proliferation of smartphones and tablets in recent years has had a profound impact on the GIS industry,” said Anthony Calamito, chief geospatial officer at Boundless. “The ability to access all kinds of data – including location data – from the palm of our hands at any given time or place has become essential.”

Users of the Boundless enterprise GIS platform can collect geospatial data wherever they are and use maps to engage a community, validate data, make observations, report, respond, and communicate in real-time, says the open-GIS provider. The new solution simplifies field collection workflows and improves the accuracy of geospatial data, saving time and money. Users are able to capture new data and edit or delete existing data with or without an internet connection. They can sync instantly once they are back online.

Updates and edits are instantly available on Boundless Exchange, where the entire team can analyze and share findings with the rest of the organization. Key advantages include:

  • Collaborate in real-time to make faster decisions. View mobile edits instantly on the web, making it easy to pull data into GIS for mapping, analysis and reporting.
  • Ground-truth data to improve accuracy. Take expensive transcription errors out of the equation. Mobile workflows modernize field collection away from clipboards and cameras, ensuring data collected on-location is current and accurate.
  • Empower responders to collect, even when offline. Boundless Anywhere enables editing for GIS data in even the most remote areas. The data is synced when the user is back online.
  • Collect GIS data and photos in a straightforward interface that’s easy to use and can turn your entire team into data collectors.

Boundless solutions are built on open GIS technology and APIs that generate actionable location intelligence across third-party apps, content services and plugins for enterprise applications.