Geographic information systems (GIS) capture, manage, and analyze geographically referenced information. To gather GIS data or to create maps using GIS data usually requires that users are out in the field, often in remote locations. And increasingly companies and government agencies are using GIS data to track the location, features and quality of their assets. Either situation warrants a device tough enough to withstand the environment, and feature-rich enough to get the job done.

Some Handheld products that are well suitable for the GIS/mapping area: Nautiz X7, Algiz 7, Algiz XRW