Mappt News November 2015

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The latest news from Mappt!

NEWS

Takor internship applications open!

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Last month we revealed that Takor Group are collaborating with Women in Technology WA (WiTWA) to create a paid position for a female intern. We’re excited to announce that applications for this position are now open! So if you are or know a woman with a passion for GIS or technology, here’s how to apply.

Mappt heads to USA for GSA!


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As you read this, two of our team members are presenting Mappt to thousands of geoscience professionals and students at GSA 2015. This conference runs for four days and is being held across the globe in Baltimore, USA. We’ll find out more about their trip when they get back, so keep an eye on our blog for a post!

USER OF THE MONTH 

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“When I took my students to Barcelona we used Mappt’s offline GPS tracking tool to see where we were walking. The students used the markers and loved the geotagged photos for taking pictures at certain points.

“Mappt is a really useful piece of kit and I can definitely see where I would use it for teaching in the future. Opportunities to enter data into the tablet are really valuable and the students would enjoy it too.

“Geospatial technology is going to become more and more common in the workplace, so if students are exposed to it before they enter the work force it can only be a benefit.”

Natasha Pauli
Environmental Policy, Planning and Management Lecturer
The University Western Australia
If you’d like to be featured in our next newsletter, tell us how you use Mappt via hayley[@]takor.com.au

WMS/WFS 1.0, 1.1, 2.0 Support

One of the shiny new features of Mappt is its full compatibility with Web Map Service and Web Feature Service. So now you can pull maps or their data from the web and into Mappt!

We have also given you total control over how much data you want to pull in by allowing you to select data from a set area within these maps. This will reduce the file size, allowing Mappt work as quickly as possible.

To use this feature, check the Google Play Store to make sure you’re using the latest version of Mappt. To read about other features of Mappt 2.2.1, click here.


STAFF SPOTLIGHT

Marek Tlacbaba

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We’d like to introduce you to one of Mappt’s top developers, Marek. Marek left Czech Republic 18 months ago for the sunnier shores of Perth, WA. Back in Czech Republic he completed a master’s degree in Information Systems at Masaryk University in Brno. He then went on to pursue his passion for developing mobile and backend technologies. Oh, and he was also major of his hometown Jamne for two years. No biggie!

QUOTE OF THE MONTH

Technology is just a tool. In terms of getting the kids working together and motivating them, the teacher is the most important.

– Bill Gates


COMING UP…

  • More about GSA 2015
  • We visit Japan!
  • Who wins our intern position?
  • After 6 birthdays in the office this month, the team crash diet after copious cake consumption

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