Geospatial information system (GIS) technologies have become increasingly vital to military operations. Enabling purpose-built rugged tablets with GIS capability can mean the difference between success and failure in theater.
The need to access data not easily documented or diagnosable on paper has gained increasing relevance across almost every global industry in the past 2 decades, and rugged tablets’ role in workflow mobility has played an enormous part in making this information available.
Programs and computing have expanded beyond simple data acquisition, allowing GIS applications to make massive progress forward in terms of centralizing disparate map collections and simplifying complex data analysis. A rapidly changing technology landscape meant consumer tech leapt ahead temporarily as the business sector demanded better solutions, but rugged tech is where GIS capability shines for military applications.
GIS gives meaning to key authoritative map data, defining geographic jurisdictions and solving spatial problems. They take military deployments past the stage of basic engineering or logistical modeling to enable proactive asset management. GIS data can allow active military installations and peacekeeping troops to effectively understand and manage such situations as visualization of disease spread, expansion of utility infrastructure, proper utilization of land and natural resources, and execution of tactical responses.
Rugged tablets with GIS applications can benefit the military by meeting and resolving situation specific challenges, such as hazardous locations, extreme weather conditions, vibration and impact prone environments, and more during critical missions.
Truly mobile applications deliver reliable ways of collecting, verifying and providing information at the point of service. If a user needs to connect peripheral equipment to an I/O port for diagnostics or quality testing, a rugged purpose-built military tablet can be the ideal choice for deployment; GIS functionality can mesh perfectly with various modules to provide all around support for the user.
GIS applications require hardware and software to sync up perfectly in order for any solution to work proficiently. The unrestricted precision data access that GIS tablets can provide to all users at any scale combine with compliance with GIS standards and compatibility with GIS software and applications across multiple operating systems (OS).
Purpose-built rugged tablets provide the data access, analysis, continuity, and solution scalability necessary for military application of GIS data long-term. This makes them ideal for providing the support military users need when it comes to GIS solutions.