Android users, it’s your turn. Following swiftly on the heels of the sophomore release of LizardTech GeoViewer for iOS comes the first release of GeoViewer for Android. Made for devices with version 2.3.3 or later of the Android operating system, LizardTech GeoViewer for Android does everything its iOS counterpart does with the exception of pulling in layers from WMS servers. Fiddling with WMS layers is a huge responsibility, kids, and we want to make sure you can use the basics responsibly before we turn you loose. After all, this is an application that you can use on phones and tablets anywhere — on crowded buses, in corporate boardrooms or even standing in the ticketholders’ queue to see The Hobbit.
Meanwhile, you can open MrSID and JPEG 2000 images and pan around and zoom in and out to your heart’s content, select which bands you want to view from a multispectral image, and add vector layers (Esri Shapefiles and KML files) to get more out of your imagery. If you need to calculate distances, you can measure between two points — including your own location if your device’s GPS is turned on — or measure the distance along a path of waypoints.
GeoViewer enables you to see any location’s geocoordinates by touching the spot on the image. You can also view layer properties, including the coordinate reference system (CRS) the image is in, the layer’s geo bounding box and its dimensions, colorspace, datatype and resolution. Search locations by geographic coordinates in WGS84 (Lat/Long) or the image’s native CRS. And if you still feel like fiddling, you can change the colors of your layer lines.
Enjoy! Go get lost, find yourself again, find your friends and compare walking distance to the Sushi bar they prefer versus your favorite barbecue joint. If you don’t break anything, we’ll hook you up with WMS in a future release.
Download LizardTech GeoViewer for Android free at the Google Play Store.