Boundless, the leader in open GIS, today introduced Boundless Anywhere, a new application for enterprises needing to collect and distribute location information from handheld devices and tablets. With Boundless Anywhere, organizations can collect data in the field and store it instantly in a database. Collected data can then be visualized on clients such as desktop GIS, web, and mobile. With real-time access to location-based data, the entire organization can now accomplish work faster and more efficiently.
“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. With this extended offering, Boundless offers mobile capabilities that empower users to do more while on the move.”
Introducing Boundless Anywhere
With Boundless Anywhere, 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. 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, and 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 your 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. A good network connection is never guaranteed in the field – the Boundless Anywhere solution lets you edit GIS data in even the most remote areas and sync it when you’re back online.
• Have fun collecting with a modern mobile GIS app. GIS apps don’t have to be cumbersome. Collect GIS data and photos in a straightforward interface that’s easy to use and can turn your entire team into data collectors.
Boundless delivers innovative GIS solutions through a unique combination of technology, products, and expertise, giving enterprises deeper intelligence and insights into their location-based data. 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.
Boundless Anywhere is available now on iOS and Android.