ATAK-CIV (Android Team Awareness Kit - Civil Use)

3.8
721 reviews
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Everyone
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About this app

The Tactical Assault Kit is DoD nomenclature for the Team Awareness Kit (TAK) application: a mission planning, geospatial, Full Motion Video (FMV), and system administrator tool that reduces the operational footprint from a tactical laptop, to a commercial mobile device. The geospatial engine and communications component support Department of Defense (DoD) and commercial sector standards. Extensibility of the core platform is supported by the Software Development Kit (https://takmaps.com/), which enables any partner to develop mission-specific capability or contribute to the advancement of the baseline. Data can be pre-loaded into ATAK or downloaded from the network when available.

Civil use capabilities of ATAK-CIV include:
• Online and offline mapping (most standard formats), with a blazing fast rendering engine
• Support for very high-resolution imagery (sub 1 cm resolution)
• Collaborative mapping, including points, drawings, locations of interest
• Extensive and customizable set of Icons
• Overlay Manager which allows the Import and display of KML, KMZ, GPX overlays, maps and imagery including both online and offline sources with adjustable transparency. These overlays can be treated as Gridded Refrence Gaphics.
• Location marking, sharing, history
• Chat, file sharing, photo sharing, video sharing, streaming
• Navigation-walking/hiking, driving, also useful flying and air-ground coordination
• Elevation Tools, heat maps, computed contour maps, viewsheds, routes w/DTED, SRTM, including dynamic profiling
• Hashtags and Sticky tags
• Center on Self, Center on other objects (e.g. another person in the network)
• Range, bearing, and other measurement tools
• Network-aware geofences with triggers
• "Bloodhound" destination tracking, including on moving objects
• Team Emergency Beacons
• Customizable Toolbar
• Radio controls and Integration
• Photo to map capability (aka Rubber Sheeting)
• Casualty evacuation tool
• Icon support for a wide variety of First Responder missions with further extensible Icons
• 3D perspective and ability to display 3D geospatial models
• Useful for First Responders, Hunting, fishing, ornithology, wildlife site survey
• ATAK-CIV is open source: https://github.com/deptofdefense/AndroidTacticalAssaultKit-CIV

System Requirements

Operating System: ATAK requires Android 5.0 (API 21) or later.

Hardware: ATAK does not require specific hardware and should run on any Android device that supports the other System Requirements.

Graphics: ATAK requires a graphics processor that supports GLES 3.0.

Storage, Memory and Processor: no specific requirements for storage, memory or processor- performance of the application will depend on the configuration.

Recommended for optimal experience: Samsung S9 equivalent hardware or newer is used and for a tablet style device Samsung S2 equivalent or newer.

TAK CORE

TAK CORE includes functionality that is common to all TAK applications and focuses on capabilities that can live in a cross-platform layer (simplifying the development and management of the library).

TAK CORE Features:

Networking – All ATAK applications use a variety of network mediums to send situational awareness data, chat messages, and other file types associated with mission planning activities. The networking component of TAK CORE handles creating the appropriate message at the application level (Cursor-on-Target), manages receiving and dispatching messages, and brokers communication with the TAK Server product.

Geospatial Data Processing – The TAK applications ingest geospatial imagery and overlay products for use on the moving map display.

Geospatial Data Visualization – A set of rendering utility and helper functions exist in TAK CORE to standardize the way geospatial imagery and overlays are rendered to the screen.

Geospatial Data Management – A data management capability is included in the TAK CORE to ensure that the data managed by TAK is relevant and accurate for the end user.
Updated on
Jul 27, 2022

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3.8
721 reviews
Justin Brokaw
July 4, 2022
The premise is great, but the maps will not buffer and there is no way to use them. I cannot zoom in on my location properly. I cannot use the map for anything other than a white or green screen. Edit: the map feature is finally working properly, as well as the gps. Must've just needed an update. Working great now!
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TAK Product Center
July 18, 2022
Thank you for your review. We do not control the map sources that our app uses and many people find other map sources to add in.
William M.
April 8, 2022
Works well. The learning curve is steep. But even without a TAKserver, you can enjoy using the software. Version 4.5.1.8 still works with the Meshtastic forwarder from the Google drive. Loading maps takes time, but is easy enough with open source free options. It even works with some of the NOAA nautical maps. Love that this is available free and clear. Evidently source code is on Github.
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TAK Product Center
April 8, 2022
Thank you for your 5 star review! Please feel free to browse the source on github.
Chris C
April 28, 2022
This app is a huge security/opsec risk. App won't run without giving it full access to camera, microphone, gps location, management of all files and storage access, ALL THE TIME. Cannot set permissions to "Only while using the app." This allows for an unknown remote entity to have full control over your device at any time, even when not using the app. No thanks - deleted.
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TAK Product Center
June 6, 2022
We are working on only requesting audio/camera/microphone permissions when the user actually goes into those workflows in the future. Unlike other android apps, our quit button is legit and the application does not continue running in the background. Additionally, we do not collect any data.