(Heerbrugg, 27 May 2008) In its newly released version 3.0, Leica MobileMatriX offers the ability to synchronize survey data with an enterprise geodatabase, transfer digital images taken from a mobile phone via Bluetooth and link it with a feature, in addition to many other improvements.
With the survey enhancement of distributed databases concept from ESRI, Leica MobileMatriX v3.0 provides the most flexible and powerful mobile GIS application currently offered in the Geospatial Market today. Leica MobileMatriX v3.0 is designed to benefit large and complex mobile GIS projects, down to small projects involving only a few field crews.
Smooth and seamless workflow between field and office
Leica MobileMatriX is continuing to evolve; particularly with respect to wider support of multiple sensors and the integration of survey data synchronization. In its version 3.0, in addition to feature data, survey data is also replicated within the disconnected editing process for customers using ArcGISTM to manage their spatial data. This allows users to extend their geospatial applications to their colleagues in the field, creating unprecedented data management capabilities. By implementing Leica MobileMatriX 3.0 survey data synchronization in the project workflow, a client can now connect to an enterprise database and modify or re-compute the survey measurements at will. This insures a smooth and seamless workflow between field and office, and the enterprise GIS is consistently updated with survey quality data.
Time and cost savings up to 50%
It must be in the interest of each GIS Manager to know the source and the quality of the data within a system. In today’s market, subcontractors are providing survey deliverables for enterprise enabled GIS clients and usually deliver CAD or coordinates with codes. With Leica MobileMatriX 3.0, the subcontractor can now provide a finished geodatabase to his client, without the conversion process that normally takes place after submittal. By allowing the contractor the ability to check data out from the enterprise system (complete with data model, proper attributes, subtype/domains, and topology) the contractor can then update the data in the field, checking back in the new features (including survey measurements) to the system. Current project analysis has shown a potential time/cost savings of up to and beyond 30-50%.
“This is a very exciting time for mobile GIS users. In the last 1.5 years Leica Geosystems has seen a drastic increase in the amount of interest, growth, and most importantly utilization of Leica MobileMatriX as a software solution. This is driven in large part by the recognized benefits that a fully mobile GIS with a multi-sensor interface provides to various organizations. After many successful years and a long tradition in mobile GIS, Leica Geosystems is pleased to begin a new era of dataflow between field and office”, says Johannes Hotz, Product Manager of Leica MobileMatriX at Leica Geosystems.