Sunday, February 24, 2008

Software for the Mobile Mapping Lab Tablets

As stated previously, we've decided on two types of tablet PCs for our mobile mapping lab - two Panasonic CF-19 Toughbooks and 15 HP 2710Ps. Now we are loading the software. Here's what we're putting on the new tablet PCs to get them ready for mobile mapping and teaching with GIS and other geopspatial technologies.

For functionality while back at the office (the Earth Science and Geography department), we bought a couple of HP ultra-slim expansion bases, a couple of USB-connected DVD/CD drives, and a couple of USB mouse/keyboard combos.

For mapping in the field, we bought extra Li-ion 6 cell batteries, some battery chargers, and an AC auto charger. Cases are still an issue, we don't have one yet for the HP tablets. We got the Panasonic Fieldmate Always On case.

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