OCTOBER 2020, MONTREAL, CANADA — Eos Positioning Systems (Eos), the Canadian manufacturer of the leading high-accuracy Arrow Series® GNSS receivers, has announced today that it has released capability in its Eos Tools Pro app (on iOS, Android) that allows ArcGIS Collector and ArcGIS Survey123, or any other two mobile applications, to run concurrently on a single device. This allows a user to dynamically switch between two apps in the field while retaining high accuracy in both.
“Without this capability, users could not run two data-collection apps, such as Collector and Survey123, or ArcGIS Field Maps and ArcGIS QuickCapture, at the same time,” Eos Chief Technology Officer Jean-Yves Lauture said. “With this release, parties can run multiple apps on a single device that simultaneously consume high-accuracy positioning data from the Arrow GNSS receiver.”
This new capability allows fieldworkers to run two apps at the same time while accessing the same ArcGIS Online database. Specifically, a user can now record a high-accuracy GNSS location in Collector and then immediately switch to an open Survey 123 form to complete their workflow. The data, including precise positioning will be populated to the same ArcGIS Online database.
“Eos is excited to enable its users with this unique capability to extend Esri mobile apps,” Lauture said. “Esri users have been asking us about combining Collector and Survey123 data collection for quite some time, and we are happy to further increase their high-accuracy data collection efficiency.”
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About Eos Positioning Systems
Eos Positioning Systems® is an award-winning Esri partner and the Canadian manufacturer of the popular Arrow Series® GNSS receivers. Arrow GNSS (GPS) receivers are specifically designed to bring state-of-the-art GPS technology to GIS-enabled field crews via any iOS, Android or Windows tablet, smartphone or computer. Arrow receivers include GPS, RTK, and full GNSS multi-constellation models for submeter, subfoot or centimeter options. All models are rugged, waterproof, dustproof and equipped with all-day, field-replaceable batteries.
Arrow receivers are designed to work seamlessly with Esri mobile apps (ArcGIS Collector, ArcGIS Survey123, ArcGIS QuickCapture, and ArcGIS Field Maps). In addition, Eos offers three free solutions exclusively for ArcGIS users, including Eos Locate for real-time underground asset mapping with centimeter precision, on-the-fly orthometric heights (geoid model conversions) for elevations, and laser offsets to map features located in GNSS-impaired or physically unsafe environments. Learn more at www.eos-gnss.com.