First Mobile Phone Call Placed 40 Years Ago

Motorola employee Marty Cooper made the first mobile phone call exactly 40 years ago today —  on April 3, 1973.  It was the beginning of a revolution.  It took a while for the revolution to pick up steam but now the technology is moving at a breakneck pace with major innovations coming out every year. … Read more »

Connecting Android Phones without Carrier Networks

Emergency management personnel are a growing group mobile technology users. However, this group has some interesting hurdles to overcome, as the times when they need to use the technology often coincide with times of compromised technical infrastructure. While GeoJot+ allows users to collect data offline and is not dependent on functioning cell phone towers with… Read more »

Bring Your Own Device (BYOD)

With the onset of smartphones and tablets, the issue of Bring Your Own Device is rising to the top of some corporate technology discussions.  The term refers to policies allowing employees to bring their own devices and use those devices for work.  The term can also apply to students using devices they own at an… Read more »

New Nikon GPS Cameras

2013 will be a big year for GPS in Nikon cameras. The company has announced that it will be releasing 3 new CoolPix GPS cameras, the AW110, the P520, and the S9500. The AW110 is the replacement for the popular AW100. Priced about the same at $349.95, the ruggedized Nikon AW110 still has 16 mp… Read more »

New Pentax GPS camera

With the start of the new year there are some new GPS cameras coming out on the market.  The Pentax WG-3 GPS camera is expected to be released next month. It is the 15th generation of Pentax’s adventureproof line-up of point & shoot cameras.  In addition to the GPS which was present in the 2012 Pentax,… Read more »

Extending Battery Life for Your iPhone or iPad

At GeoSpatial Experts we are getting a lot of questions about how to get the most out of the new smartphones and tablets.  Battery life can be a big issue for field data collection tools. We did some things with GeoJot+ to maximize battery life such as only turning on the GPS when the camera… Read more »

Android GPS cameras

At the end of 2012 we started to see something new that certainly got me excited – the release of GPS cameras that run on the Android operating system. The downside is cost.  The camera costs about $500 and you will be paying Verizon or AT&T $15/month.   They are supposed to be coming out with… Read more »

iPad GPS

We get a lot of questions at GeoSpatial Experts about iPad GPS quality and generally how the GPS works in an iPad. If you are looking to buy an iPad and you are concerned about GPS, you need to purchase one with the 3G/cellular option.  The iPad with the 3G/cellular option has an embedded GPS…. Read more »

Welcome to my blog – field data collection to final reports

Welcome to my blog – field data collection to final reports.  More and more organizations are seeing new mobile technology as an opportunity to become more efficient and effective, to gain a competitive advantage, and to exploit new business opportunities.  But because all the technologies involved are evolving so quickly, there are a lot of… Read more »