The app, which launched at RSK’s ground investigation continuing professional development event at the University of Liverpool last month, proved successful with delegates, who explored the training datasets used for the course in the field using the app on their smart phones or tablets.
The team behind MobileMaps hopes that it will fill the gap between a pile of paper maps and the complexity of a full GIS system. The app makes all the information available on any device with a web browser. Data can originate from various sources, including CAD drawings, gINT, BIM and GIS.
In providing an augmented-reality view of buried services at a specific location, RSK’s new app could even save lives. George Tuckwell, who led the development of the software commented, “MobileMaps is a simple way to ensure that all site operatives have the most up-to-date and detailed information about the services and obstructions in the ground at their location before they dig. We’ve only just begun to explore the full potential of this technology.”
For more information, please contact George Tuckwell.
Integrated topographic, electromagnetic electrical conductivity and borehole and trial pit log data.