GPS Waypoints is a multi-purpose application that has being used in various professional surveying activities, in sectors such as emergencies, construction, cadastral, and health. The application becomes particular relevant in activities where it is needed to collect data widely and fast with the involvement of volunteers. Some of the know use cases are provided below.
Useful for emergency volunteers to map and classify the object found on disaster area. By collecting the points where the wreckage and other objects were found, GPS Waypoints can help you by providing accurate coordinates and create disaster mapping.
Land survey and mapping
GPS Waypoint can be used for multiple land surveying activities not needing very high accurate positioning.
It is useful for geographers to make preliminary surveys on the field and to validate thematic maps from the collected points. Geographers who have on a map a certain area with the Points of Interest and want to check if these points are situated in that area.
This tool (Add point to path) can be used by property owners to measure their property for instance agriculture, garden, hectare, forest and other areas or by people who want to measure an area.
A known infrastructure maintenance use case is the road maintenance classification. The road maintenance professionals need to evaluate and classify the road status. These professionals can tag the names of pavements failure to know the exact coordinates and places where pavements failures are.
E.g. Distress for pavements with asphalt concrete surfaces:
Patching and points
GPS Waypoints can also be used for personal entertainment, like outdoor activities, geocaching, travel and other non-professional activities. This application enable easier orientation on map by adding, tagging and exporting the Points of Interests (POI).
Meet me here
GPS Waypoints is convenient for mass market users to save their Points of Interests (office, home and other typical
meeting places) and share their locations with someone else (they want to meet) via any messaging application e.g. SMS or E-mail. The meeting person can check the place clicking on the shared URL with place location and check the PoI address (geocode feature). Furthermore, a user can easily send someone else their current location to be found (Find me).
This application can be used by Geocaching players too. Geocaching players can add and tag the points where they find a geocache.