Tuesday, October 03, 2006

MapIt - GIS software for Tablet PCs

I heard about this software from NITLE's Diana Sinton. MapIt was developed for mapping on a tablet. Can't wait to try it out. Here's a link to the article by Mauro De Donatis and Lorenzo Bruciatelli in Computers & Geosciences. I got in touch with the De Donatis, so see the exchange below.

Date: Oct 3, 2006 12:35 PM
Dear Mr. De Donatis,

I read with great interest your paper (with L. Bruciatelli) in Computers & Geosciences. I did not see how to obtain a copy of the software Map It. I would love to try it on tablet PCs. We've been using ESRI's ArcMap on Tablet PCs for mapping and for teaching students how to map, but Map It seems very intuitive. Could you send information on how I can get a copy of it to try out? We have twenty tablet PCs and, if we like Map It, we might want to put it on all of the tablets. So, please let me know the cost of loading the software on twenty machines.

Many thanks,
Meg Stewart


Date: Oct 3, 2006 1:07 PM
Dear Meg,

I am very pleased to get your message.
You can directly go to
http://www.uniurb.it/ISDA/MAPIT/index.htm
and you will find the way to download it.When you install Map IT in your tablet you can use the demo version.This version can do everything except saving.
We are in a University and we can not sell anything. Moreover I have only the intellectual rights not the commercial ones.

About costs. As I told you, I do not sell the sw. However I know the a license costs 1,200 Euros, but I am sure the cost for 20 machine will have a very strong reduction.
I will ask to the reseller and I let you know.

thank you and regards

Prof. Mauro De Donatis

Universita' degli Studi di Urbino "Carlo Bo" Facolta' di Scienze Ambientali - Campus Scientifico -
Loc. Crocicchia - 61029 Urbino - Italy
Tel. & Fax.: (int.+) 0722.304295 - E-mail:
dedonatis@uniurb.it
http://www.uniurb.it/ISDA/Pagine/home.htm

2 comments:

I am Meg said...

I tried to dowload this software onto my tablet (because it sounds fantastic) and I got an error message in Italian. I don't speak nor read Italian, so I emailed the contact. I'll keep trying on this one.

Mauro said...

Dear Meg,

if you continue to be interested on mobileGIS for tablet pc, I would like to let you know that MapIT has expired. The company having the commercial rights, decided not to sell it any longer.
With my research group we are working on a new project. This time everything will be open source.-
You can have a look on www.beegis.org
Hoping to get in contact with you again,
best wishes

Mauro De Donatis