SW Maps - GIS & Data Collector

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About this app

SW Maps is a free GIS and mobile mapping app for collecting, presenting and sharing geographic information.

Whether you are conducting a full scale GNSS survey with high precision instruments, need to collect large amount of location based data using nothing but your phone, or just need to view a few shapefiles with labels over a background map on the go, SW Maps has it all covered.

Record points, lines, polygons and even photos and have them displayed over your choice of background map, and attach custom attribute data to any feature. Attribute types include text, numbers, an option from a predefined set of choices, photos, audio clips and videos.

Conduct high accuracy GPS surveys using external RTK capable receivers over Bluetooth or USB Serial.

Draw features on the map by adding markers, and measure distance and area.

Reuse the layers and attributes of a previous project for another survey, or create templates and share them with other users.

Share the collected data with other users as Geopackages, KMZ or shapefiles, or export them to your device storage. Also share and export recorded data as Spreadsheets (XLS/ODS) or CSV files.

-Online Base maps: Google Maps or Open Street Map

-Support for multiple mbtiles and KML overlays

-Shapefile layers, with attribute categorized styling. View shapefiles in any coordinate system supported by the PROJ.4 library.

-Add multiple online WMTS, TMS, XYZ or WMS layers and cache tiles for offline use.

-Connect to external RTK GPS receivers through Bluetooth or USB Serial for high accuracy surveying using RTK. Also record data from external receiver for post processing.

-Define multiple number of feature layers, each with a set of custom attributes
Feature Types: Point, Line, Polygon
Attribute Types:Text, Numeric, Drop down Options, Photos, Audio, Video
Save as Template for re-use or sharing

-Record GPS tracks, with distance measurement

-Draw features on map and export as KMZ, Shapefiles, GeoJSON or GeoPackages.

-Label features based on attribute values.

-Import feature layers from templates or existing projects.

-Share or export collected data as KMZ (with embedded photographs) , shapefiles, GeoJSON, Geopackage (GPKG), XLS/ODS spreadsheets or csv files.

-Share templates or projects with other users

To load MBTiles, KML, shapefiles, GeoJSON and GeoPackage from external SD card, create the following folders in the SD card root and copy files to the relevant folders.

For Android 11 users, the SW Maps folder can be found in Android/data/np.com.softwel.swmaps/files.

This product is made in Nepal and is FREE (no Ads). If you find this useful, please let your friends know that you have used a product from Nepal. Spare sometime to visit this wonderful country and know the Nepali people.
Updated on
Jul 5, 2022

Data safety

Safety starts with understanding how developers collect and share your data. Data privacy and security practices may vary based on your use, region, and age. The developer provided this information and may update it over time.
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Ratings and reviews

1.96K reviews
August 21, 2022
Overall great app, very hard to come by a decent ntrip client - but I'm disappointed that the recorded track waypoints are not timestamped, which I require for synchronously geotagging photos. Please add this capability and GPX export otherwise I cannot use the data. Edit: I found a workaround, I can log the raw data in ubx format and convert it externally to gpx. Unfortunately my first survey with 1500 photos is unusable though.
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Mohammad Fallah
July 5, 2022
It is the best app I have evere seen but after that I updated the SW maps about a week ago, I can't export my project as shape file anymore and when I try to export as shape file, the app will close and kick me out ☹ ps: after an update all things back to normal and the app works perfectly fine. thanks to SW maps team ✌🏻
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A Google user
September 6, 2019
This app is really amazing&has a lot of potential for field work and surveying projects. The only thing that I am wondering (not sure if this really isnt possible yet, or if I am missing something): when you add layer attributes, I cannot modify them anymore afterwards. Also I cannot change their order (would be nice to have a drag and drop). That means if I add a layer attribute&made a mistake, I would have to delete the whole thing and make it new. Any chance you can change&improve that?thx
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What's new

Improved Android 12 Compatibility for Bluetooth GNSS receivers and NTRIP.

GNSS status now shows the baseline length when the NTRIP caster is connected to an RTCM3 stream.

Improved handling of shapefiles, GPKG and WMS in coordinates other than WGS84 Geographic.