DescriptionThis is a great 3D ESRI shapefile (shp and shx) viewer. SHP is the native format for ArcGIS (ArcEdit, ArcView, etc.) and is supported by many other GIS applications. With help of this app, you can take your SHP data files with you no matter where you are, at home or traveling abroad, and view them with your phone (or tablet) in any way you want.
The app provides many 3D features including rotating model with finger movement, panning, zooming in/out, changing color, etc. You can also load multiple files together. The app supports opening shp file from zip directly. Therefore, you can zip your SHP, SHX and DBF file and use the app to open it. It is a easier way to manage your GIS data asset.
Data files can be added to the app's external storage folder called 'afanche'. Just connect your phone (or tablet) with a PC and copy your 3D models to the 'afanche' folder of the device. After that, you can use the app to load the models you saved in the directory. If you have files in system 'download' folder or any other folder of your device, you can use the app to find and open them as well. You can also use the app to open files from email(attachment) or web (by downloading). The app also supports third party file management app, for instance, DropBox.
The app is not just a mapping data file viewer. It is also a file organizer. You can put project files in different sub folder so that you can easily find them. The app provides you file sorting features so that you can find your model quickly. You can sort by file name or file creation time. The app provides unzipping function. You can use it to unzip your files and view them easily. If you need share 3D model with your friend, coworker, client or partner, you can use in-app email feature to send your model out as email attachment.
The app also provides native support for multimedia including image, video and audio. This way, you can manage picture or video of your project and GIS files together. The app also provides features for you to have a peek at the raw data of data files in ASCII (text) or binary format.
Please make sure you use the Menu button of your phone or tablet. Many features of the app are only visible after you tap the Menu button.
The app is part of ATView3D 3D visualization tool family developed by Afanche Technoologies. If you need Android, iPhone, iPad, Windows app for other 3D file formats, please search 'Afanche' to find more 3D oriented apps. Afanche Technologies is a company specialized in 3D technologies. Afanche provides customized 3D programming solutions for mobile, web and desktop. For more info, please visit our website http://www.afanche.com.
Just in case you are not familiar with GIS. A geographic information system (GIS) is a system designed to capture, store, manipulate, analyze, manage, and present all types of geographically referenced data. It lets us visualize, question, analyze, interpret, and understand data in many ways that reveal relationships, patterns, and trends in the form of maps, globes, reports, and charts. Most common tasks related to GIS include: geocoding, cartography, interactive symbol editing, spatial queries, address matching, publishing and sharing maps, advanced labeling,raster data support, map projections,spatial analysis,mapping and visualization, advanced imagery, data sharing, geodatabase, etc. It is widely used in the following industries: computer-aided dispatch, wildland management,logistics,public transit, surveying, urban planning, geospatial intelligence, etc.