Are you ready to learn how to configure Collector for ArcGIS with Arrow on iOS (iPad or iPhone)? This article will guide you through the simple setup.
Ready to get started with this guide for how to configure Collector for ArcGIS with Arrow on iOS (iPhone or iPad)? Before you start the first step, make sure you have initially paired your Arrow receiver with your iOS device. If not, we suggest you to download our Arrow Quick Setup guide to do so.
1 – Adding your Arrow receiver in Collector 10.4
Open Collector 10.4 and click on the Menu icon on the top middle of the window and then select Settings:
From the Settings window, click on Provider:
If a notification windows appears, click OK:
Enter your Antenna height and click on Done:
Note: If the elevation is irrelevant for your job, you can leave this blank. If you are doing RTK data collection, and your application requires elevation measurements, then enter an antenna height, taking into account the pole height, the antenna mounting plate and the antenna phase center offset.
Collector should now be using your Arrow receiver position instead of the internal location of your iOS device (make sure you there is a green check mark besides your Arrow receiver):
Location Profile allows you to setup on-the-fly datum transformations. While in the Settings window, click on Location Profile:
Click on the ‘’+’’ button to add a new profile:
Note: If you are connected to an RTK network, the position output by the Arrow to collector will be in the same datum as the RTK network (for example: NAD 83 2011 usually in the US). Therefore it is important that you ask your RTK network provider for the datum information before creating your profile.
Next, select the coordinate system of the map that you will be using,
US Profile (using SBAS/WAAS correction):
As a final step, go back to the map view and confirm that you are connected to your Arrow receiver, by clicking on the Location icon at the bottom left of the screen. You should see valuable metadata from the Arrow (HRMS, VRMS, Fix Type, Sats used visible, ect…) as shown below:
You are now ready to collect data in the field!