Offline GIS-Editing on Tablets Now Available

Disy launches latest version of GIS 2go add-in

Karlsruhe, Germany, 27 November 2014 – With the latest GIS 2go add-in version, users of Desktop GIS by Esri now also benefit from the full range of new functionalities. As of now, ArcGIS Desktop users with Mobile-GIS by Disy cannot only use their maps on standard tablets offline, but may also record and structurally edit fields and geometries via the mobile GIS app.

With GIS 2go, Disy has developed a solution that allows GIS users to take their own maps along on a tablet (Android or iPad) or make them available to other users via the cloud. Instead of a laptop, users can take the handier and cheaper tablet with them to the field. Basic GIS functions, such as viewing, redlining and geometry editing, are now also available offline, so without an internet connection required.

Setting individual editing options
The new functions are available from now on to ArcGIS Desktop users. Disy has updated the add-in required to upload spatial data directly from the Desktop GIS onto the tablet. From add-in version 6.2.1, users can specify for each layer, whether and how objects should be edited in the mobile map. This means that in the export dialogue of the add-in, users will be able to choose between different options for offline editing and recording of objects in the mobile map: Wherever they are, the field staff can for example choose to export a layer, so that attribute data and media content may be added to its objects. Or they may decide to export the objects of a layer, so that they are only displayed on the mobile map, but cannot be edited. Users may also choose a setting that enables them to record new objects within a layer while on the go or allows them to change their geometry later on.

Using mobile land registers
In order to use the add-in and its new editing features, the ArcGIS desktop users do not have to relearn their habits: The add-in supports the common ArcGIS data sources, such as Geodatabase, and uses the ArcGIS Desktop functionalities for the configuration of mobile land registers. This includes selection of lists through domains, definition of mandatory fields as well as show/hide and order of fields. The add-in generates a mobile map on the basis of this configuration, which means that the field staff can edit and complement the fields on current or new geometries while on the go. GIS2go thus ensures that objects will only be changed, saved or created, if all information furnished is accurate and complete. Moreover, GIS 2go’s key lists allow for data collection of higher quality and efficiency, automatically avoiding typing errors, for example. Back to the desktop workstation, ArcGIS Desktop will import all changes made in the field, and transfer the data directly to the Desktop map and thus to the database.

Unique solution for ArcGIS Desktop users
With GIS 2go add-in, Disy has created the world’s first mobile GIS app which allows users to easily save their ArcGIS Desktop maps to their tablets and use them offline or share them with other users. As software architects, Disy has once more designed a solution that perfectly reflects the customers’ requirements. The company will continually update GIS 2go by developing new features that meet and exceed the customers’ expectations.

Free, fully functional test version now available
Mobile-GIS by Disy can be tested free of charge and with no obligation. All details on how to carry out first tests with ArcGIS Desktop by Esri are available at Here users can download the add-in for ArcGIS Desktop and request a demo account required to test the synchronisation free of charge, including the links for downloading the GIS app from the Apple App Store (for iPads) and the Google Play Store (for Android-Tablets).

About Disy Informationssysteme GmbH
Disy Informationssysteme GmbH is an independent provider of software and consulting services with headquarters in Karlsruhe. Disy products and solutions are based on innovative ideas and cutting-edge technologies. Clients appreciate Disy’s range of software products and their partnership approach in terms of practice- and user-driven application development. The company was founded in 1997. Since then, it has grown to 50 employees. Since the beginning, Disy has focused on systems which closely interlink GIS and reporting. This is what makes Disy so unique. Clients use the spatial reporting platform Cadenza to integrate information from different spatial and attribute databases, and to analyse it and create reports. The wide range of products is completed by software for geo-metadata management and the company’s own Desktop GIS. The newest product is GIS 2go a mobile GIS app that allows offline editing on standard tablets (iPad or Android). Disy products are used by public authorities at federal, regional and local level and represent the backbone of modern spatial data infrastructures.