09 • 01 • 2019

LVM GEO Mobile - Latest Geospatial Data All in One Place

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The latest information from the most important geospatial data creators in Latvia has been updated and supplemented in the LVM GEO Mobile mobile device app created by JSC “Latvia’s State Forests” (LVM). The app updates are binding on every resident of Latvia, as well as on forestry professionals.

With the new version of the app, anyone interested will now have on-line access to the State Land Service cadastre, the Rural Support Service Field Register and Nature Protection Board environmental protection areas: specially protected nature areas, microreserves and their buffer zones, EU habitats, secular trees, tree plantations, nature monuments and geological formations.

This new information can be viewed in the app along with the already available orthophoto, LVM forest map, terrain model, background map offered by the publishing house “Jāņa sēta”, ZMNĪ (Real Estate of the Ministry of Agriculture) reclamation cadastre, vegetation patterns, and other geospatial data and map services.

“Mobile and geospatial technologies have great potential, without which future forestry is unthinkable. Currently, the development of the LVM GEO Mobile app has just started and the work on its functional capabilities is continuing. However, we can already assess the importance of this application at the level of availability of new geospatial data that can be used by every resident of Latvia on their mobile devices. Collecting geospatial data and services in one place, making them available to any user, and, no less important, keeping the data up to date - these are just some of the important tasks for years to come. We are satisfied with the work done, but we continue to work on the next challenges, since this is just the beginning,” says Māris Kuzmins, Head of LVM GEO Geospatial Information Technology Development Team.

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LVM GEO Mobile is a free map application for mobile devices primarily intended for JSC “Latvia's State Forests” and other forest management companies to receive geospatial tasks. However, LVM GEO Mobile app can be useful to anyone interested, for example, to find one’s bearings in nature.

 The LVM GEO Mobile app is available at Apple App Store and Google Play stores.