Would you like to use external Bluetooth® GPS receivers in your work, but you are not sure where to start? Eos Positioning Systems has compiled five resources to help you on your journey.
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1. Learn the Basic Components of a GNSS Data Collection System
Before you begin assembling your field solution, you’ll need to familiarize yourself with the required components of mobile data collection. In the first guide in this list, our experts will review the three required components (external GNSS receiver, data-collection app, mobile device). Find out how to select the right tools:
High-Accuracy Data Collection for Beginners: Choosing a Field Solution
High-accuracy data collection has come a long way since the USA launched the first GNSS constellation, GPS, in the 1970s. Today, all you need to get started with submeter or centimeter data collection is a smart device, a collection app, and a GNSS receiver that works with both.
2. Define Your Accuracy Needs
When selecting your external GNSS receiver, you’ll need to determine what level of accuracy you need. Does your work require submeter, subfoot, or centimeter accuracy? What kind of differential correction sources are available in your area? Learn more about the kinds of differential corrections our customers most often choose: SBAS (for submeter accuracy), RTK networks (for centimeter-level accuracy), and Atlas® differential correction subscriptions (for places where SBAS and RTK are not possible).
Differential Corrections: RTK, SBAS, and Atlas®
RTK: Want Centimeter Accuracy on Your iPad® with Arrow GNSS?
In this article we show you how to get high-accuracy locations, including submeter and cm data, with your Arrow GNSS receivers on any iPad or iPhone.
What is Atlas®? Paid Differential Correction Service in Remote Areas
Atlas™ is a worldwide GNSS differential correction service, offering the most innovative base station-free corrections via L-Band satellites at accuracies ranging from meter level to a few centimeters. The Eos Arrow Gold GNSS provides worldwide decimeter positioning to your device.
What Is SBAS Differential Correction Service … and How Reliable Is It?
What is SBAS? In this article, discover how to get real-time submeter differential corrections for free, and where it’s possible.
3. Select Your Mobile Data-Collection App
To complete your setup, you’ll need to select a data-collection app that serves your organizational needs. Eos Arrow Series® GNSS receivers work with nearly any data-collection app on the market, including third-party and proprietary applications. However, we also partner with a variety of companies that offer data-collection applications. Browse our partner apps to see some of the most commonly chosen apps among our customers. If you don’t see the app you need, you can always contact our team to learn if that app already works with Arrow GNSS receivers, and how to easily make it compatible if not. We can also provide a recommendation if you are unsure which app would best suit your requirements.
4. Justify the Cost: Get Inspired with Case Studies
After you’ve selected the components for your field solution, you might be required to justify the purchase. In order to help identify the many ways high-accuracy mobile mapping adds value to organizations like yours, we recommend browsing our library of success stories. Simply filter the stories by the industry, product, or other categories, and see how professionals like you are finding unique ways to add value.
Browse Three Success Stories That We Recommend:
Kentucky Water District Cuts Meter Installation Costs in Half
Using Arrow Gold for rural water data collection helped a Kentucky utility reduce meter-installation cost by 50% on the Esri ArcGIS platform.
Wilmington Achieves Real-Time As-Builts with ArcGIS Field Maps and Arrow GNSS Receivers
Previously it took 3rd-party contractors 1+ year to deliver Wilmington’s CAD as-builts. Now with ArcGIS Field Maps and Arrow GNSS, it’s near real time.
Real-Time GNSS Data Collection Drastically Reduces Labor at NY Consultancy
In this presentation, David Gigliotti of explains how high-accuracy data collection (Arrow Gold® GNSS, ArcGIS) to cut mobile labor costs.
5. Dive Into Training with a Free Workshop!
Want to see how all the pieces work together? Get started with GPS data collection by learning from the experts! In this free training workshop from 2021, our team is joined by GIS partner Esri to break down foundational GNSS concepts, indoor tutorials for setting up a web map in ArcGIS Online, an outdoor data-collection demo, and time for Q&A. This series of exercises is designed to instill a foundational understanding of high-accuracy data collection. Request the free workshop here:
Free Eos Arrow GNSS with Esri ArcGIS Field Maps: Request the Recording
Eos is pleased to offer a free training workshop for those who wish to use Arrow GNSS receivers with Esri’s ArcGIS Field Maps.
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