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One of the best GPS apps for iOS. Similar to GPS Kit HD in features. Tracks are very easy. Data can be emailed in .gpx & KML format

Data Collection (Mapping)

Motion X GPS

HD version for iPad. Very good go-to function if given coordinates to fly to. This function now also exists in Avenza. Great magnetic bearing and distance tool for AirOps.

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Vital for all crews all hazards! Download PDF maps onto your device and use outside of an internet connection. Full catalogue of NSW/ACT maps all the way down to 1:25k is free to all emergency services. Shows current position on the map of your choice.
Load up the PDF maps from IAP’s. RFS MapDesk or ArcGIS creates GeoPDF’s. You can plot waypoints, photos and tracks then export as CSV, GPX or KML back to the mapping officer.
Plot Geo tagged photos, track fire edges, show map coordinates using a crosshair in any format you like (MGRS, UTM, Lat Long etc.). Maps can be added through Dropbox, FTP or via iTunes.

Users should consider licensing before use.
Free version is only for personal use and only allows up to 3 custom maps (maps not downloaded from the Avenza Map Store) to be used at any one time. A pro licence will also allow SHP format exports.

Data Collection (Mapping)

Avenza Maps

Get IAP maps direct from ICON. Get your mapping officer to place PDF maps for you in a Dropbox / Google Drive to pick-up in the field.
Open maps in Avenza direct from email.

Always check the PDF has a correct projection before trusting the measurements and area tools...

Most of our maps are free, so no need to purchase them from the Avenza store

AAHS Symbols now available for points. Download these directly from within the app.

New: GoTo function and direct connection to other cloud storage providers eg Google Drive

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For connection to your corporate GIS. NSW Fire agencies can now use collector app in the field which is interfaced to ICON. Many organisations investigating/using for many data collection activities such as rapid damage assessments, sit-reps with photos, weather obs to name but a few

Data Collection (Mapping)

Collector for ArcGIS

Only works when integrated into your agency systems. Linked to ICON in NSW / ACT. Many other states are using this for field data collection also.
NB you may need the 'classic' version. Contact your agency GIS unit for more information.

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For connection to your corporate GIS. This is based around customisable forms. Good if you need to capture point data rather than lines and polygons.

Data Collection (Mapping)

Survey123 for ArcGIS

As above, contact your agency GIS unit for more information.

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FireMapper is designed for firefighters for quickly generating bushfire and other incident maps using the national agreed fire symbology from EMSINA. The application provides a simple interface for drawing maps and exporting via Email. Maps are stored on the local device and can be created or used offline.

Data Collection (Mapping)

FireMapper

Cost
SA and VIC users can send maps directly to HQ

No internet connection is required for collected data. Multiple points can be drawn on the map and exported in the same email. The map data can be exported as GPX, CSV, KML and JPG files
Maps are cacheable for offline use.

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Use this to make scribble maps, not geo referenced but they are easy and make sense.
Built with sand tabling in mind, Tactical Fire Table allows you to draw up training scenarios, conduct after action reviews (AARs), on-the-fly ops plans and share it with your crew members, ultra-fast.

Data Collection (Mapping)

Tactical Fire Table

Cost.
More info at http://www.tablecommand.com/

No longer supported on Android.

You can now markup map screenshots directly in your device photo app.

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Turn your iOS device into a GPS app, works offline. Can make a GPS display look almost like an off the shelf traditional GPS. Good for waypoint marking, recording tracks, geo-tagged photos with points, can import other data such as fire shapes from MapDesk in GPX format via email or iTunes. Data can be emailed in .gpx/KML format or sent to a user to view on the GPS kit map website free.

Data Collection (Mapping)

GPS Kit
GPS Kit HD

Cost

Has easy to follow ‘how to’ videos embedded in the app which are also on YouTube!

http://gpskit.garafa.com/GPSKit


Similar to Motion X.
Very good and customisable dashboard function

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Mappt allows users to load GIS and imagery data onto tablet devices without the need for any other enterprise software to be installed. The software will pinpoint where you are on top of the loaded imagery, using the GPS within the tablet device even when you have no 3G or 4G communications available. Using location, imagery and your own GIS data you can then ground truth existing information, capture new data or track your movements, providing organisations with necessary intelligence on their assets in the field.

Data Collection (Mapping)

Mappt: GIS Data Collection

Subscription costs for all licence levels.

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Similar features to Motion X and GPS Kit

Data Collection (Mapping)

OruxMaps

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This is based around customisable forms. Good if you need to capture point data rather than lines and polygons. Exports in many formats including Shapefile and Geodatabase

Data Collection (Mapping)

Fulcrum Mobile Data Collector

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A handy app to assist Australian volunteer Bushfire Fighters from the NSW Rural Fire Service (RFS). RFS Buddy translates your GPS location into the main RFS MGRS standard, including the LPI Map name and number. Includes a number of other formats, and a Fire-ground Field Notes feature to record reference points of interest

Data Collection (Mapping)

RFS Buddy

Very simple. Fantastic for fire ground notes as you can tag the location with your note
http://rfsbuddy.com/
Ability to receive push notifications if connected to RFS Buddy Cloud.

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