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What is it?

S1 Mobile for Android Application

The S1 Mobile Mapper is a custom mapping and field data collection application built for Android mobile devices by the Service First (S1) Mobile GIS team, sponsored by Bureau of Land Management, Oregon/Washington State Office and US Forest Service, Region 6.

Why would you use it?

Public Users

The S1 Mobile Mapper provides the public with a simple way to download and view BLM and U.S. Forest Service maps for use offline while enjoying recreational activities on public lands. The public version of the app also has the ability to navigate to user defined locations, collect Tracklogs, Waypoints, and GeoTag photos.

Agency Users

Given that agency field personnel commonly work in remote areas with no network access, this application's emphasis is on the display, collection and update of geospatial data and attributes in an offline environment. Content is downloaded to the mobile device when connected to the internet then offline edits are synced back to servers when network connectivity is available again.

The S1 Mobile Mapper is designed to allow offline mobile field data collection capabilities not available using commercial mapping applications and to meet the specific data collection needs of the federal agencies served by the OR/WA Service First Mobile GIS program. The application leverages web services from ArcGIS Online organizational accounts and internal ArcGIS Server web services to distribute, collect, and update Geographic Information Systems (GIS) information by agency field personnel.

App News

  • 04/06/22: We are happy to announce the major release of Version 5.3 of the S1 Mobile Mapper for Android application. This new version has some exiting new capabilities for agency and public users. There are some significant changes to managing and viewing basemaps, as well as some changes to data download interfaces. See the release notes for more detailed information about what's new with this version. Please use the feedback option in the app to let our development team know about any issues you may find with the new version.
  • 01/31/22: Hotfix released to Google Play (Build 5.2.023). This build fixes a small issue with .tiff files when set as the primary basemap which led to a continuous wait cursor in the Map View.
  • 01/06/22: We are pleased to announce a major release of the S1 Mobile Mapper (Build 5.2.022). This version includes new functionality and better mapping capabilities for public and agency users, as well as performance improvements, enhancements, and several bug fixes. Some of the highlights include an enhanced basemap that includes administrative reference layers for the entire United States, support for ESRI smart forms, and a consolidated Download Data Menu that enables users to download and filter AGOL content by file type through one intuitive menu. See the quick guide and release notes for more details.

Release Notes

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