WS20: Geopaparazzi and gvSIG: never out of data in the field


Trainers: Andrea Antonello (HydroloGIS), Silvia Franceschi (HydroloGIS - Free University of Bolzano)

Schedule: Monday Noon 14-18

Places: 30




The workshop is dedicated to professionals that needs to collect data from the field and use this information to update or create GIS data, but also to OpenStreetMappers as well as tourists that want to keep a geo-diary. Geopaparazzi is an easy to use and intuitive mobile application for digital field mapping for Android devices developed to support the work of the technicians in the field offering a mapping environment with real time GPS position and a form for structured data collection. Background data on the map view can be personalized using available local data or on-line services with the possibility to use vector offline Mapsforge basemaps, Mbtiles offline databases, TMS and WMS services. Geopaparazzi supports personalized complex forms with combo and check boxes, text fields, pictures and sketches organized over multiple tabs. The workshop starts with an introduction of the application, installation and main features. Then a short section will be dedicated to the preparation of the input data: background maps and vector layers. Following these sections there is a practical testing of Geopaparazzi outdoor in the field. The last section, back in the room, is dedicated to the export of the collected data to be visualized or used in a GIS format using gvSIG.

Tags: geopaparazzi, gvsig, digital field mapping