Thursday, September 20, 2012

Geopaparazzi 3.2.0 is out - tons of news

A new version of Geopaparazzi is out in the market: 3.2.0 (or at least it should be soon, lately google play takes some time to get in sync)

The list of news is quite nice:
  • huge enhancement of forms with support for multiple tabs, fragments for tablets, images and map screenshots, date widgets...
  • integration of forms with kmz export
  • style enhancements on kmz export
  • send simple notes and bookmarks info via sms
  • geocoding via google services
  • osm routing via http://openrouteservice.org
  • measure tool is back
  • opening of geoSMS by geopaparazzi in offline mode
  • editing mode for geonotes with forms
  • support for rendering themes through style maps for offline maps
  • battery level visible in map mode
  • gps connection status visible in map mode 

Again I will try to reference to the WIKI, so that you get used to check out the documentation we keep updated with much effort.

NEW ENHANCED FORMS

Forms have been enhanced quite a bit when we started to create survey forms for the earthquake issues and for post flooding surveys. There is now support for enhanced user experience on tablets via multiple tabs and fragments, multiple pictures can be saved and also map screenshots can be added to the forms.

A complete explanation can be found here.






ENHANCED KMZ EXPORT

KMZ export got enhanced in two ways:

  • the new form is supported as table view
  • the style from the device is kept





SEND DATA VIA SMS

For a quick exchange of basic data it is now possible to send bookmarks and notes (not forms) via sms. The same sms can be opened on an other device and imported. If there are too many data, they are split over multiple sms.




GEOCODING & ROUTING

Support has been added for geocoding and routing. Those features need a network connection.

The options are explained here.



MEASURE TOOL

Since our migration to mapsforge, the measure tool had been removed due to technical issues. Several users complained about that, so we had to get it back somehow.



OPEN GEOSMS OFFLINE

Geopaparazzi is now able to open geoSMS in offline mode directly from the sms. That is handy when you are not online (which in my case is almost always during surveys).

EDITING OF FORM BASED NOTES

Notes that were inserted with a form attached, can now be reopened ad edited. Even if that doesn't show bit screenshots, this is one of the most important features if you are doing complex surveys with forms.

IMPORT IN UDIG

uDig now directly supports the import of geopaparazzi data. A howto can be found here.



That's all folks! Enjoy!


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