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Welcome to GaiaPocket!
GaiaPocket is a .NET Compact Framework GIS client written in Visual Basic. A GIS client is a tool that allows you to browse Geographic Information Systems (more info here). A GIS is something like Google Maps, but unfortunately GaiaPocket doesn't support the real Google Maps.
With GaiaPocket, you can also create your own custom GIS client by using the lower-level libraries:
GaiaGIS assembly handles the GIS data model (classes, requests, etc.)
GaiaPocketViewer assembly brings you a set of visual controls (using Windows Forms for Compact Framework) to easily build a complete GIS client, including the MapViewer control that shows a tiled map with drag-zoom functions
GaiaPocket is built on .NET Compact Framework 2.0. This allows you to install GaiaPocket on any mobile device that supports .NET CF without recompiling the source code to a specific platform/device.
At this time, only Windows Mobile supports GaiaPocket. This is the Operating System that comes with 99.9% of PDA devices.
Remember that GaiaPocket is Open Source. The software is released under Microsoft Public License and Microsoft Reciprocal License, both OSI-approved.