TECH MAVEN GEOSPATIAL
Frequently Asked Questions
Device Compatibility (Platform)
We have plans but no release date for Windows and Android Versions
Offline Data Supported
- MBTILES (SQLite database of maptiles) – Vector Tiles, Raster Tiles
- GPKG (SQLite database) – Vector Features, Raster Tiles, Vector Tiles
- GeoJSON – GIS Vector Data with attributes
You can use QGIS Desktop or OGR2OGR to convert your data to these formats
Or use our In-App Vector Converter for small files in 4326
Or our in-app purchase of Server-Side Vector Converter
This has Cloud Integration, WebDav Server, FTP Server and WiFi Sharing and Native iOS Share functions
External GNSS Receiver Support
Can I load a GeoTIFF, SID, JP2, ECW or GeoPDF?
You need to build Raster Map Tiles in GPKG or MBTILES format
We only support EPSG: 3857 Google Spherical Web Mercator/Auxiliary Web Sphere for the Map Tiles
Use QGIS Desktop or GDAL command line (GDAL_TRANSLATE or GDAL2TILES.py + another script to package into database). MapTiler, GlobalMapper, Manifold and ArcMap and ArcGIS Pro.
What Projection/Spatial Reference is Collected data?
Data is stored in GeoJSON in Decimal Degree Coordinates
Users can request GeoPackage Vector Features, Shapefile, KML and other formats using our API that’s accessible from within the app.
Does the app support conditional logic and chained selects?
Not at this time
those features are logged as planned future enhancements
Does the app support related tables?
Not at this time
That features are logged as planned future enhancements
Can I load a ESRI FileGeodatabase, ESRI Mobile Geodatabase, ESRI PersonalGeodatabase, ESRI Shapefile?
The app supports GeoJSON and GPKG Vector features
Use Desktop GIS Software to convert these to GeoPackage Vector Features (ArcMap, ArcGIS Pro, Global Mapper, Manifold, QGIS Desktop, UDIG, QVSIG) as well as command line GDAL OGR2OGR can be used.
We recommend if you have big data and just want to use it as overlay on the map to build PBF Vector Tiles MBTILES. This can be done via QGIS or command line Tippecanoe or OGR2OGR
Is an ESRI FeatureServer (Hosted Feature Service) required?
No back-end database is required
However, if you have ArcGIS Online/AGOL or ArcGIS Enterprise/Server/Portal we can sync to featureserver using the APPEND REST API.
Is a back-end database required?
However, if you have PostgreSQL/PostGIS, MySQL we can append records to it/Sync data
What formats are supported in File Manager?
Word Doc Docx
Excel XLS XLSX
PowerPoint Ppt, pptx
Adobe Reader PDF
Imagery Formats – JPG, PNG, GIF, WEBP, TIF, BMP
Online Basemap options
Users can change the style
In addition, raster tile basemaps are also available from ESRI and MapBox and Thunderforest
Offline basemap options
- Open Street Map Vector Tiles
- Contour Lines Vector Tiles
- Hillshade Raster Tiles
- Low Resolution Satellite Raster Tiles
- GADM Boundaries
Otherwise, you can load your own MBTILES and GPKG Raster Tiles
Can I order custom features and capabilities?
Can I create Reports from the collected data?
However, we are planning a back-end as a service as AWS/AZURE/GC Marketplace Account that will have database, dashboard, map, QA/QC Environment and Reporting module.
Please contact us for specific requests we can generally help create custom reports using python and other code to meet your needs and output as PDF.
Can I collect non spatial data/location?
We can export to SQLite GPKG-GeoPackage format and CSV, Excel so it makes it easy to integrate into other software and reporting
Can I Import in existing GIS data tied to a form?
This is a planned feature for 1.1 version that’s planned for May 2022
You will be able to import in GPKG, SHP, GeoJSON of already collected data and connect that to your form (field matching)