Story behind the app
This all started at a training for a state disaster response team. The team needed a way to track, annotate, and clear hazards and damage from severe weather and other wide area disasters.
The solutions available were either based on dedicated handheld GPS units, which didn't have a good user interface or unique icons for the detailed maps the teams wanted to create. Another option used subscription GIS services and required a GIS analyst behind the scenes to set up and distribute web maps. After that weekend of training, the ideas for MiniCarta started to take shape. A simple app with a fast robust data backend that could distribute and display point annotations from a widespread team.
MiniCarta is a creation of Azimuth1, a tech development company based in Virginia. If you want to learn more about us, please visit Azimuth1.com We built MiniCarta for our friends in public safety, but found that lots of people like simple fast mapping across teams. Check out the PRO version for custom icon packs, and GIS integration.