Mergin Maps: QGIS in pocket

4.5
331 reviews
100K+
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Content rating
Everyone
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About this app

Mergin Maps is a field data collection tool built on the free and open-source QGIS which allows you to collect, store and synchronise your data with your team. It removes the pain of writing down paper notes, georeferencing photos and transcribing GPS coordinates. With Mergin Maps, you can get your QGIS projects into the mobile app, collect data and synchronise it back on the server.

Setting up your project with Mergin Maps only takes a few minutes. First, create your survey project in QGIS, then connect it to Mergin Maps with a plugin and synchronise it with the mobile app to start collecting in the field.

The data you capture in the field survey is shown on a map and can be exported to a wide variety of formats including CSV, Microsoft Excel, ESRI Shapefile, Mapinfo, GeoPackage, PostGIS, AutoCAD DXF, and KML.

Mergin Maps allows you to do live position tracking, fill out survey forms and capture and edit points, lines or polygons. You can also connect external GPS/GNSS devices via Bluetooth for high-precision surveying. Map layers look the same as in QGIS desktop so you can set your layer symbology how you want it on the desktop and it will appear that way on your mobile device.

Mergin Maps supports offline field data capture for situations where a data connection is unavailable. It can be configured to use either offline or web-based background maps and contextual layers.

Perks of the Mergin Maps sync system:
- No need for cables to get your data on/off your device
- Share projects with others for collaborative working, even offline
- Updates from different surveyors are intelligently merged
- Push data back from the field in real time
- Version history and cloud-based backup
- Fine-grained access control
- Record metadata such as EXIF, GPS and external GNSS device information
- Sync with your PostGIS datasets and external media storage such as S3 and MinIO

Supported field types for forms are:
- Text (single or multi-line)
- Numeric (plain, with +/- buttons or with slider)
- Date / time (with calendar picker)
- Photo
- Checkbox (yes/no values)
- Drop-down with predefined values
- Drop-down with values from another table
Updated on
Jul 11, 2024

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.
No data shared with third parties
Learn more about how developers declare sharing
This app may collect these data types
Location and Photos and videos
Data is encrypted in transit
You can request that data be deleted

Ratings and reviews

4.5
315 reviews
GIS APP
May 29, 2024
In case of 10 or more people parallely trying to sync data. Some times it drops some data. Same with photo attachments. So if u intend to use it for a data intensive field survey, I suggest look for more robust apps with dynamic and fast data sync as normal DBMS works. However it's ease of creating mobile surveys using GIS data is really a great feature for non coders.
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Lutra Consulting
May 29, 2024
Hi, many thanks for your review and feedback. Would it be possible to get in touch with our support@merginmaps.com to address your issue with multiple syncs?
YPP Mappers
November 16, 2020
Great field survey app linked to a Cloud through Mergin. As a peatland restoration programme we conduct field surveys in the uplands of Autumn and Winter in the UK. We are quite frequently exposed to extreme weather conditions and gloves are required. With a stylus, I note that you can double tap the screen to zoom in, however this often highlights a layer and is sometimes intermittent. It would be fantastic if you could add in a zoom in/out function on the display. Thanks, Ollie
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Lutra Consulting
November 16, 2020
Thanks for your review and reporting an issue. We have filed a bug and look into that in future releases: https://github.com/lutraconsulting/input/issues/1003
Adam Dawson