Takor On Tour in SW Australia


Last week, Takor headed off-site to take the development team away from daily distractions and spend an intensive few days focused on building for the next phase of the company.

The location was the picturesque Margaret River region south of Perth, Western Australia.

While in the area, we dropped in to see some of our existing Mappt customers – and also spread the word to some new potential customers.

To the Mapptmobile……


City of Mandurah and City of Busselton

First up was a visit to long-time supporters of Mappt at City of Mandurah where Mappt has been used by the Works & Services team for a while now. We also got some time with members of the environmental services team who are new users of the application. Great to meet Peter, Rebecca & Eryn.

Heading further south, we dropped in to the new City of Busselton offices. Unfortunately, out tour photographer was not on his game and the only record of our visits thus far was a photo of an ablution block and a photo of the person taking a photo …….of the ablution block. Sorry James & Dan – but great to meet you both.

ablutionblock south-west-geotagged-photo

Shire of Donnybrook-Balingup

With a new photographer assigned, the tour continued to the Shire of Donnybrook-Balingup – famous for its forests, vineyards and orchards. We met up with Damien at the shire offices in the town of Donnybrook where we discussed the potential use of Mappt to conduct road surveys and audits.


Premier Coal

Located close to the town of Collie, Premier Coal is Western Australia’s largest coal producer – mining about 4 million tonnes per year and employing 400 people in the local community. Here we met Colm and Julie from the environmental team and discussed how Mappt could help in daily activities around the vast operations site. We also introduced our  data synchronization platform Mappt Air and discussed how it could help mobilize field data collection teams quickly and reliably.


South32 – Worsley Alumina

One of the largest and lowest-cost alumina producers in the world is located in south-west Australia. As part of the Worsley Alumina operations, bauxite is mined near the town of Boddington, 130 kilometres (kms) south east of Perth. It is then transported on the largest overland conveyor belt in the southern hemisphere, for more than 50 kms, to a refinery near the town of Collie, where a 100-year-old process is used to turn the red bauxite rock into white alumina powder before being transported by rail to Bunbury Port and shipped to smelters around the world.

During our visit to the Worsley refinery site near Collie, we met with Michael and Claire from the business improvement team who gave us a good feel for the scale of the operations. Unfortunately we were unable to get to see the operations for ourselves as being a bunch of city-slickers, we all turned up in short-sleeved shirts – unaware that the operation site is a strict long-sleeved shirt only area. It certainly impressed upon us how seriously health and safety for on-site workers is taken at Worsley Alumina. Despite being confined to the meeting room, we had a great conversation about mobile mapping and data collection – taking in drop-risk among other things. Once more, the ability for Mappt Air to manage workers in the field was a significant talking point.

south32 south32-sign


Thanks to all who took the time out of their day to host us!

Back at base, the evenings were full of presentations, whiteboards and highlighters. And of course, group dinners and drone flying sessions to unwind with the rest of the team.

Looking forward to the next opportunity to talk about Mappt with members of the geospatial community.

south-west-drone       south-west-dinner dunsboroughbeach






If you want to check out Mappt, you can download it from the Google Play store.

To learn more about Mappt Air, check out our website

And of course, reach out to us directly at sales@mappt.com.au 


Mappt is now available in Hindi!

In 2017, India has the highest number of Mappt users than any other country, so we are thrilled to announce the arrival of Mappt in Hindi language.

Followed closely by the United States and Indonesia, Mappt is now being used in over 130 countries around the world.

The need for offline mobile GIS has skyrocketed in the past few years and according to several recent reports, the global mobile GIS market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 10.04% over the next 4 years.

India Mappt


Why Mobile GIS?

Mobile GIS has exploded into a range of industries including mining, agriculture, environmental and utilities. From maintenance, inspections to tracking and mapping, mobile data collection applications are changing the way we do our field work.

Mappt makes your any work in the field faster, easier and way more accurate. Not to mention cheaper… Have you tried the new iOS version of Mappt?

Mappt Elements (iPhone) is free to download on the app store here.

If your tablet’s language is already set to Hindi, Mappt will automatically download into your set language. If you want to change it manually, this can be easily adjusted in Mappt’s settings.

Mappt on tablet

Globalisation is Here

With the growing interconnectivity of the world, the need for products in multiple languages has never been greater. You asked, we listened.

To access Mappt in Hindi, upgrade for free to the latest version of Mappt via the Google Play Store here.

Mappt is also available in English, Indonesian, Spanish, Portuguese, Japanese, Korean, French, Farsi and Turkish.

Is Mappt not available in your language? Email us at support@mappt.com.au to let us know you want it!

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Mappt Elements: The Free Data Collection App for iOS

Mappt elements for iphone and ipad

You wanted it, you got it! Say hello to Mappt Elements, the free data collection app for iPhone and iPad… with a twist.

Lightning fast and meticulously accurate, Mappt Elements was born from years of experience in mobile GIS. It has been designed for you and your team – whatever level your GIS skills are – and is available for anyone to download from the App Store.

The difference between Mappt and Mappt Elements

Mappt Elements is very different from the fully-fledged Android version. It has a slick new look and is free to download, but the most impressive aspect is that it’s completely customisable.

We built Mappt Elements with an array of features available to purchase in-app, which means you only pay for the tools you need. So you can build up Mappt Elements to transform your iPhone into a simple data collection assistant, or a powerful in-field partner.

Mappt Elements Features

From environmental scientists experienced in GIS to local governments new to mapping technology, Mappt Elements is for anyone who wants to ditch desktop and capture data easily with an iOS device.

The seamless navigation and design make it easy for anyone to grasp, but don’t be fooled by its simple appearance, Mappt Elements has an impressive list of growing features that currently includes:

  • Create points and add attributes
  • Measurement Tools
  • Choose from a selection of base maps
  • Add your own WMS imagery layers
  • Load in Shapefiles and GeoJSON vector files as reference layers
  • Offline caching
  • Various export formats

To find out more, hit the button below and download it for FREE:


Mappt Elements drop points, add data, export and report

How to use the Mappt Elements Form Builder

Mappt Elements also contains a unique external form builder. You can easily manage projects by making simple data collection forms and sharing them with your team for use in the field.

Create and customise projects using the Mappt Form Builder (see steps below) or by using one of the preset templates in app.Mappt Elements Export Tool

  1.  Build your form in app or visit www.mapptelements.com.au/form-builder.
  2. Create your form by specifying ‘required’ or essential attributes.
  3. Hit Upload Form and copy the generated code
  4. Head back into the app go to New > From a template code > Paste the code into the box and tap load.
  5. Once it has finished loading, enter the project’s name. The project will then be ready to use.

Export and report

Once you’ve created your project, Mappt Elements gives managers the flexibility to export information in a variety of ways:

  • Instantly generate PDF reports for quick distribution to clients and stakeholders
  • Export to all major GIS data formats such as Shapefile and KML, to integrate with QGIS, ArcInfo or Google Earth.
  • Export to CSV to view your data in an Excel spreadsheet.
  • Email data as an attachment, without having to return to the office.

When you’re ready to export your project and put the data to work, hit the Export button and choose your format. Please note that you must purchase the Export Package (AUD $4.99) to export in any formats other than CSV.  

To find out more, visit www.mapptelements.com.au, or download it now and explore the features yourself!

Only on Android? No problem! Download a free trial of Mappt from the Google Play Store.

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Collector for ArcGIS vs Mappt – Feature Comparison Table

Esri’s Collector for ArcGIS and Takor’s Mappt are both widely used mobile GIS applications – but which has more in depth features and which is better value for money?

Below is a side by side comparison of all the features of ArcGIS Collector and Mappt.

For a more in depth review of the components of the two apps visit our previous blog post here.

Mappt vs ArcGISCollector Esri - feature comparison table

Mappt mobile GIS was designed and created for the field.

The geologist, the farmer, the miner, the data collector – whoever you are, wherever you are, Mappt is for the user. We strive to be the best mobile mapping app on the market.

If you need a further explanation of some of the differences between Mappt and Collector for ArcGIS click here.

We’d love to know which you prefer Esri’s Collector for ArcGIS or Mappt? Do you agree with our table? Comment below, Like us on Facebook or email info@mappt.com.au to contribute to the future of location technology.


*Mappt Elements™ for iOS is currently available with selected features. For more info please visit mapptelements.com.au
NOTE: Mappt™ is in no way affiliated with Esri™ or Collector for ArcGIS™ in any way.


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