The iPad as Map Platform

Richard Marsden also picked up a 3G iPad recently, and has some thoughts about the gadget’s map applications. “Maps are visual things, and the iPad’s large touch screen is really designed for visual applications such as this. The touch user interface generally works well, so it should be an excellent platform for map viewing, and possibly map field field work (cached maps and 3G connectivity allowing).” It has potential, Richard says, but “current geoweb support is limited.”