Eos Arrow March 2018 Newsletter- Saving Montreal’s Landscape GPS GNSS GIS Esri Collector forestry

March 2018 Newsletter: Saving Montreal’s Landscape

What’s new in the Eos March 2018 Issue? Forestry.

An hour north of the US border, Montreal is known for its treescape. But in 2011, the emerald ash borer put the city’s 200,000 ash trees at risk. Legacy technology (e.g., paper maps, handwritten field notes) caused delays, location errors, and overpayment of pesticide contractors.

By switching to ArcGIS Collector, Eos Arrow 100 GNSS (GPS) receivers, and iPad®s, the city eliminated its delays and errors and increased speed of treatment by 6,300%.

Today, the city can treat more than 30,000 trees per year, allowing it to execute a long-term reforestation process that’s expected to be completed over several decades.

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Industry Updates from the Eos March 2018 Issue:

  • [Gallery] 2018 Esri Fed GIS Twitter Gallery: Did you miss the 2018 Esri Fed GIS Conference? Eos put together this Fed GIS Twitter gallery of highlights from Jack Dangermond’s plenary, high-accuracy GNSS demos, and more!
  • [Webinar] Cold Case Heats Up: How do you solve a problem like a decades-old murder in rural Alabama? You gather volunteers, drones, your ArcGIS platform, Arrow GNSS, and more. See how officials responded to a hot tip in this 1-hour cold case file webinar from Esri.
  • [Story Map] 2018 Esri Partner Conference: Did you miss the 2018 Esri Partner Conference? Eos has you covered with this EPC story map! Check out behind-the-scenes imagery of Jack, the socials, and more.
  • [Gallery] 2018 Esri Partner Conference Twitter Gallery: If the story map isn’t enough, check out this photo gallery of live EPC tweets.
  • [News] Samsung Releases Rugged Tablet: New Galaxy Tab Active2 offers an 8″ screen, 16GB, and Wi-Fi support at an affordable price. View the tablet here.
  • [News] Three More BeiDou Satellites: Here’s everything you need to know about the 3 new BeiDou satellites China launched, from GPS World.

Al’s Corner | Technical Tips from Eos:

Hi … My name is Alvaro and I am the Technical Support Manager at Eos Positioning Systems. I am inviting you to visit our Learning Center on our web site for useful technical information, how-to’s and video tutorials. This section will be updated regularly with new material. Any question? please do not hesitate to contact our technical support center.
  • [Firmware Update] European and North African Users: A firmware update is available for the Arrow 100. This update supports the new EGNOS satellite constellation. Request instructions to receive the update by filling out the Eos support contact form.
  • [Atlas Service] Effective May 31, 2018: The following new Atlas transmission frequencies will replace all currently in-use Atlas frequencies. Atlas-capable Arrow receivers will require a firmware upgrade to continue using the Atlas global correction service. Receivers not upgraded will require a manual tuning to the new frequencies:
  • Americas: 1545.915 MHz (old: 1545.5300 MHz)
    APAC: 1545.855 MHz (old: 1539.8525 MHz)
    EURO: 1545.905 MHz (old: 1540.9525 MHz}
  • [Watch] ArcGIS Collector Webinar: Get started with ArcGIS Collector with these tips, tricks, and best-practice workflow breakdowns from Esri Product Manager Jeff Shaner. Learn how to create web maps and more.