Mobile GIS provides an outdoor operation platform for field surveyors to collect, modify, and measure the spatial data in an easy and effective way. Today, it is possible to gather field data using application (app) available on mobile device such as smart phones and tablets, extending the traditional indoor GIS manipulation to the outdoor work. This application requires no additional hardware, as it makes use of the Smartphone's internal sensors to gather data, and costs very little compared to dedicated instruments such as GPS systems and clinometers.
This mobile application contains the form having features such as photos and latitude, longitude values, point attributes. All the data are collected and stored locally on the device. Later, the data is uploaded to an online repository using Internet connectivity.