Eos offers sub-meter and RTK for Esri’s Collector 10.4 for iOS

July 26, 2016  - By

Eos Positioning Systems has announced that its Arrow series of GNSS receivers is compatible with Esri’s Collector for ArcGIS running on iPads and iPhones. The Arrow receivers have been tested and certified as high-accuracy GNSS receivers compatible with Collector 10.4.0 for iOS.

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The full range of Arrow GNSS receivers from sub-meter to decimeter to centimeter RTK accuracy all work flawlessly with Collector for ArcGIS running on all iPhones and iPads running iOS 8.x or later, according to the company. GNSS metadata — including estimated accuracy, correction status, correction age and number of satellites used — is displayed in real-time in Collector, so the user can monitor data quality in the field.

“We worked closely with Esri during their development of Collector to ensure the best high-accuracy GNSS user experience with the Arrow GNSS series receivers, and I think we’ve achieved that,” said Eos CTO Jean-Yves Lauture. “Whether it’s our Arrow Lite, Arrow 100 or Arrow 200 receiver, they all work smoothly with Collector for iOS for sub-meter, sub-foot, decimeter and centimeter accuracy.”

Eos Tools Pro.

Eos Tools Pro.

As a companion software to Collector, Eos offers a free iOS app called Eos Tools Pro that allows the user to connect to an RTK network and to set alarms for estimated accuracy, HDOP, correction age and others. If a threshold is exceeded (such as estimated accuracy greater than 10 centimeters), an alarm sounds on the iPhone or iPad to alert the user.

“We have tested Arrow receivers and confirmed that Collector for ArcGIS (iOS) is completely compatible with the Arrow GNSS series receivers,” said Esri Product Manager Jeff Shaner. “The tight integration between Collector and Arrow GNSS receivers really enhances the high-accuracy user experience, and during our recent beta program, customers like Le-Ax Water District have shared their success using Collector and the Arrow receivers.”

Collector for ArcGIS (iOS) is a geographic information systems (GIS) data collection program that runs on iPhone and iPads. It records data directly, in real time to ArcGIS Online, Portal for ArcGIS and ArcGIS Server at sub-meter, decimeter and centimeter accuracies when using the Arrow GNSS receivers. No post-processing or other specialty software is required.

Collector 10.4.0 can be configured to automatically transform between horizontal datums on-the-fly, so no matter which datum the user’s GNSS data is referenced to, it can be configured to be compatible with the user’s geodatabase, and Esri provides scripts for transforming between vertical datums when back in the office.

Eos GNSS Tools and Arrow receivers are targeted at high-accuracy applications such as GIS; environmental monitoring; agriculture; electric, gas, water utilities; surveying; machine control; and federal, state and local government.

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