Locus GIS - mobile application for collecting and updating of geodata

KML export and features for faster mapping in the new Locus GIS 1.9

16.11.2020 Michal Stupka Blog

We haven’t informed you of what we’ve improved at Locus GIS in recent months. So we’re bringing you a small autumn summary of the most important adjustments that make working with your favorite tool even more efficient.

Export measurements from the field to KML

If you use Google Earth or another KML program in your work, you will certainly welcome the ability to export your data to this format. In the new version, you can export both data and attachments.



Faster mapping in the field

We know that the simplest possible workflow is crucial when collecting data in the field. Therefore, we have made several adjustments in the application that will further facilitate your activity:

  • we added the ability to change the order of attributes in the table.  This way you can customize the form with attributes to best suit your needs:change_attribute_order
  • quick positioning” – if you are mapping mainly point elements and objects, you may have been delayed in the past by additional confirmation of the position of the point. In the new version, we bring you the choice of position without confirmation – you simply select the position of the point and immediately go to the form for entering attributesquick_positioning_enable
  • for better orientation in the field, you can display the “direction of view“, ie a graphical representation of the rotation of your device. The function uses data from the hardware compass and other position sensors of the phone or tablet (you can find it in the map settings > auxiliary graphics).

Advanced styling options

Many projects contain a number of types of data objects, which implies the need to properly distinguish these objects on the map. Styling is used for this – setting graphic parameters of lines, points, and polygons. The new version of the application brings additional options for defining styles:

  • you can now set different types of polygon lines or contoursstyling_line_types
  • a useful novelty is the ability to define the size of the symbol and the thickness of the lines in meters. The style can thus correspond to the actual size of the object in the terrainstyling_meter_units

We hope that these improvements will be useful for your work. We look forward to your opinions and comments.



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