BlackBerrys boast GIS power with Freeancea


16279.jpgA new addition to your BlackBerry now has the device more directionally-inclined than ever before. Today, the TDC Group announced today that Freeancea, its industry-leading Web mapping application, has been “extended to create geographic information system (GIS) and database applications for BlackBerry handsets from Research In Motion”.

“Freeance Mobile includes three device-side applications that allow organizations to easily put their GIS and enterprise databases out into the field. Custom mobile applications can be constructed in just a few hours by in-house personnel, and then instantly published to BlackBerry users.”

For the description of the three device-side app’s, hit the jump. You can click here for the full release is that’s your thing, too.

“MapViewer works much like a standard GIS Web browser. End users can display, zoom, pan, locate, and turn layers off and on for any standard, ESRI server-based mapping. System administrators using the Freeance Mobile configuration software can create numerous custom map viewers in a matter of hours. Specific tools and searches needed for individual mobile work groups can be simply deployed. Changes requested by users can be made within a matter of minutes and a modified application immediately delivered to users in the field.

GPS Collector allows end users to use custom forms that write back to enterprise databases within the organization. System administrators use the GPS Collector to create custom forms in a no-programming environment and then link the forms to enterprise databases such as Oracle, DB2, SQL Server, MySQL and PostgreSQL. Forms can be populated in the field and automatically tied to a GPS location through a BlackBerry handset with integrated GPS or by pairing a Bluetooth GPS receiver, such as from Trimble or Garmin, with a Bluetooth-enabled BlackBerry handset.

Search allows mobile users to effortlessly find records in enterprise databases within their organization. Custom searching and reporting are set up by system administrators enabling users to easily locate and reference records by means of customized displays when in the field. The database connections are live and connect directly to enterprise databases such as Oracle, DB2, SQL Server, MySQL and PostgreSQL.”