Mappt News July 2015

Takor takes over and we head to the states


We’re proud to announce the winners of Mappt’s customer survey are: 

  • Andrew Margereson
  • Hojjatollah Ranjbar

Congratulations! You both receive a 12 month license of Mappt Professional, or an additional 12 months added to your current license.


Takor Takeover

This month marks a new era in our company as we’ve changed our name from Scantherma to Takor Group. This transition is in line with our growth and expansion into additional mapping tools and technology that we have scheduled to develop in future.

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We’ve had a great start to this year, but May has been a major milestone for our company. Takor has recently been acquired by Bone Medical, a company listed on the Australian Stock Exchange (ASX code: BNE). Whilst Bone Medical has a deep history in medical innovation, Bone intends to change its company name to Takor and focus on geospatial innovation.

We’ve also expanded our team and welcome Alistair Hart and Peter Dancewicz, who will be the main points of contact for sales and business development. 

We’ve also launched a new version of Mappt, which has some great new features including geotagged photos. For a full list of all the new features and enhancements, check out our blog post on Mappt 2.1.12.


Finally, along with smashing the coffee, we’re developing our new website. Stay tuned as the new site will have a lot of new information about Mappt, including user experiences, FAQs, support, links to our online collaborative forum and general mobile mapping information.


GEOINT Symposium 2015


We’ve just got back from GEOINT Symposium 2015, held in Washington DC. Organised by the United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation (USGIF) , the annual conference is the nation’s largest gathering of intelligence professionals and the preeminent intelligence event of the year.

Here we exhibited Mappt over three days, caught up with clients, made new connections and sealed some exciting deals. Stay tuned as we’ll be announcing all the latest developments here first!



“With great tracking and visibility, comes great risk reduction.”
We’ve been featured in the location intelligence magazine LBx Journal! See how the West Australian mining company CSA Global use Mappt, and why they choose our mobile mapping device over other geospatial software. Read the full article here.


Alistair Hart


Alistair joins Mappt with 20 years of experience in the spatial industry, spanning infrastructure engineering, health, state and local government and environmental sectors. Alistair is known for creating one of the first GIS-based outbreak management systems in the world for Dengue Fever, a mosquito borne virus. Alistair has always maintained an active interest in mobile GIS technology including offline field mapping and field inspection GIS software.


Load your own satellite and aerial imagery – ECW file format on Android

If you have paid thousands of dollars to access satellite and aerial imagery, you’ll want to make the most of it, which is where Mappt comes in. By simply loading your images onto your tablet, you can use them in-field with Mappt, which will give you an unprecedented ability to stand inside your own imagery.


Load data from Various Mapping tools – did you know that Mappt imports and exports industry standard data formats (KML and Shape)? So you can create your field data collection from your existing tools and be empowered with a feature rich, yet simple, application to collect all relevant information by your workforce.

If you’d like to see a feature built into Mappt, hop onto the Mappt website and tell us, or read more on our features page.



“Mappt focuses on the functions really necessary for data capturing in the field, so is therefore easy and fast to use. With the Android platform, we can use maps with Sony Xperia Z Tab devices, which are much cheaper and lighter than field-specific computers. Another advantage is the compatibility to ArcGIS and many other formats of geospatial-related data. We can offer our customers immediate data delivery without wasting time for GIS-work at the desk.” 

Philipp Kues – PLAN Buero (Germany)


If you’ve got a good news story on mobile mapping and want the chance to get it up in lights, let us know! We can also publish this content across the world in many publications that we contribute to, so you can fill your resume with references to global publications about your awesome work!