Enriched mobile apps for trails!
2021-09-29, 14:30–15:00, Buenos Aires

The use of mobile devices for outdoor activities in nature has increased significantly over time. These mobile applications are of great use for this type of activities and, in addition, they give great added value to detailed spatial information in natural environments, far from urban centres, in comparison to commercial applications, which are not oriented towards providing this type of services.
Thus, two use cases of ready-to-use applications are presented for general use (Basic Maps of Spain) and for a particular use (Camino de Santiago).
These applications are designed to be very easy to use, without having to make any configuration to connect to the official map services of Spain from CNIG (National Centre for Geographic Information) and its download centre to obtain maps and routes.

With these applications you can follow tailor-made natural routes throughout Spain, stages of the Camino de Santiago or use your own tracks, plan excursions using maps, navigation and guided tours..., all offline, without the need for an Internet connection after downloading data.

All the maps and routes used are free and allow you: * GPS location, even without mobile coverage * Offline map mode, saved in advance * GPS tracks on the maps of the National Geographic Institute * Save and view tracks in gpx, kml and kmz format * Positioning display with coordinates, course, speed, altitude * Calculation of distances

It should be noted that the development has followed a multi-platform approach, where the implementation has been carried out with HTML and the specific mobile applications for Android or iPhone have been generated from these developments.

These use cases show the community an attractive way to implement mobile applications using OGC standards and Open Source libraries, from which to adapt and enrich the contents to be consumed.

Url:
Basic Maps of Spain
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=es.ign.meb&hl=es&gl=US
Road to Santiago de Compostela
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=es.ign.caminosantiago&hl=es&gl=US

Technologies: HTML5, javascript, CSS3, OpenLayers, Mapea, OGC Standards, android, iphone


The use of mobile devices for outdoor activities in nature has increased significantly over time. These mobile applications are of great use for this type of activities and, in addition, they give great added value to detailed spatial information in natural environments, far from urban centres, in comparison to commercial applications, which are not oriented towards providing this type of services.
Thus, two use cases of ready-to-use applications are presented for general use (Basic Maps of Spain) and for a particular use (Camino de Santiago).
These applications are designed to be very easy to use, without having to make any configuration to connect to the official map services of Spain from CNIG (National Centre for Geographic Information) and its download centre to obtain maps and routes.

With these applications you can follow tailor-made natural routes throughout Spain, stages of the Camino de Santiago or use your own tracks, plan excursions using maps, navigation and guided tours..., all offline, without the need for an Internet connection after downloading data.

All the maps and routes used are free and allow you: * GPS location, even without mobile coverage * Offline map mode, saved in advance * GPS tracks on the maps of the National Geographic Institute * Save and view tracks in gpx, kml and kmz format * Positioning display with coordinates, course, speed, altitude * Calculation of distances

It should be noted that the development has followed a multi-platform approach, where the implementation has been carried out with HTML and the specific mobile applications for Android or iPhone have been generated from these developments.

These use cases show the community an attractive way to implement mobile applications using OGC standards and Open Source libraries, from which to adapt and enrich the contents to be consumed.

Url:
Basic Maps of Spain
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=es.ign.meb&hl=es&gl=US
Road to Santiago de Compostela
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=es.ign.caminosantiago&hl=es&gl=US

Technologies: HTML5, javascript, CSS3, OpenLayers, Mapea, OGC Standards, android, iphone


Authors and Affiliations

danielleon@guadaltel.com
jesusdiaz@guadaltel.com
emiliomartinez@guadaltel.com

Track

Transition to FOSS4G

Topic

FOSS4G implementations in strategic application domains: land management, crisis/disaster response, smart cities, population mapping, climate change, ocean and marine monitoring, etc.

Level

1 - Principiants. No required specific knowledge is needed.

Language of the Presentation

English