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Eos Positioning Systems Receives 2019 Esri Partner Conference Award

The award for “Energizing the Market with a Bundle” recognizes Eos’ seamless integration of its Arrow Series® GNSS receivers with Esri mobile apps

MONTREAL, Canada—March 4—Eos Positioning Systems, Inc.® (Eos), the pioneering provider of submeter Bluetooth® GPS and GNSS solutions, today received a 2019 Esri Partner Conference award in recognition of Eos’ contributions to Esri® mobile applications.

“As a long time Esri partner, this ‘Energizing the Market Award’ highlights the ongoing value Eos brings to our shared customers,” said Francis Kelly, Esri Manager of Global Partner Programs. “Their thoughtful approach to connecting the field worker to the enterprise GIS creates customer satisfaction and significant ROI across our business sectors.”

Esri ArcGIS® users benefit from bundling the Eos Arrow GNSS receivers and Esri mobile apps to create real-time, high-accuracy field GIS solutions on consumer devices such as iPad®s, tablets, and smartphones.

“Eos Positioning Systems has done tremendous work bringing affordable high-accuracy receivers to the Esri user community, whilst taking advantage of the latest Esri technology including ArcGIS Collector and ArcGIS Survey123,” Esri Canada Director of Strategic Alliances Paul Salah said. “I couldn’t be more pleased to have them recognized for their innovation that brings such great value to field workers everywhere.”

Simple, Affordable, and Profitable

Eos’ mission is to turn the complex world of high-accuracy submeter and RTK location into simple and affordable integrations to the Esri ArcGIS platform. This is achieved with behind-the-scenes transfers of high-level GNSS information with Esri mobile apps. The exchange is nearly transparent to the end-user, and therefore minimizes the knowledge required for anyone to capture survey-grade 3D locations.

“It used to be really hard to collect high-accuracy data,” said Christa Campbell, Esri Global Water Practice Industry Specialist. “But now it’s very easy and affordable, so there’s no limits any more. Anyone can do it.”

Last year saw small-system water utilities, municipalities, consultancies, co-ops and others adopt high-accuracy GIS at increasing rates. Eos believes this is due to a changing understanding of how easy and affordable high-accuracy data collection can be with the Eos/Esri bundle.

“We are showing that anyone can map an entire system, regardless of the size or the person’s familiarity with GNSS and GIS,” Eos CTO Jean-Yves Lauture said. “We are showing that it is simple, affordable, and profitable.”

The adoption of high-accuracy solutions among GIS users coincides with a general shift toward digitized asset management, away from paper maps and CAD drawings. The shift is the natural result of more affordable and easier to use technologies; the proliferation of smart devices, and industry trends including increased regulations.

“Now more than ever, customers want to start taking advantage of the tremendous flexibility GIS has to offer,” Lauture said. “And the first step in creating an accurate system of record is field mapping with GPS.”


Award photos:

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The 2019 "Energizing the Market with a Bundle" EPC Award
IMAGE – PRESS RELEASE – 2019 EPC AWARD – Eos Positioning Systems "Energizing the Market with a Bundle" Award Plenary 2019-03-03 17.03.43, Jack Dangermond, Jeffrey Peters
Jack Dangermond and Francis Kelly announce the 2019 EPC award winners
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Top-Right: Eos
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Congratulations to our fellow Esri Canada winner, Alec Pestov with Meemim (Left). Thanks to Paul Salah (Second from Left), Jean Dion (not shown), Alia Kotb (not shown) and many others from Esri Canada for their continued support!
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Eos CTO Jean-Yves Lauture (Left) and Esri President Jack Dangermond (Right) stopping for a photo at the booth!
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Such an amazing honor to be on this wall!

Advanced Location Solutions

Last year, Eos released two new innovative solutions for ArcGIS users.

The first one was the result of a three-way partnership between Eos, Esri, and Laser Technology, Inc (LTI).

Known as the “World’s First Laser Offset for ArcGIS Collector,” this laser mapping solution allows field workers to collect highly accurate (submeter or centimeter) locations on their iPads and iPhone®s in otherwise challenging environments. This includes GNSS-impaired environments, where view of the sky is obscured or limited, and places where occupying an asset would be unsafe or expensive (e.g., a manhole located in a road intersection).

“With the new Collector-based laser mapping solution, organizations can save money, minimize risk and boost the efficiency of their field operations,” Esri Field Apps Product Lead Jeff Shaner said. “Without having to occupy assets in challenging environments, field workers can capture asset locations within inches of accuracy using the Eos Arrow and LTI rangefinder. This unique partnership provides advanced field data collection capabilities and drives new opportunities to extend the reach of ArcGIS.”

The second solution feeds real-time orthometric heights (Z values) directly into Collector and ArcGIS Survey123. By supporting real-time GEOID models, Eos eliminates the need to transform ellipsoidal heights into local vertical datum manually back at the office. This reduces time-consuming post-processing as well as makes accurate elevations instantly available for use in the field.

Eos is dedicated toward providing its customers with innovative solutions like this, which allow Esri users to stay within their existing ArcGIS mobile environments.

“This award acknowledges the work Eos has accomplished so far in bringing innovative solutions to our mutual customers with Esri,” Lauture said. “It is quite an honor for everyone at Eos, and we are especially thankful to all the Esri employees who have made the journey in getting here so enjoyable. It’s what makes us look forward to doing more in the future.”

For more information, contact Eos.


About Eos Positioning Systems, Inc.

Eos Positioning Systems®, Inc. (Eos) designs and manufactures the world’s premier, high-accuracy GPS / GNSS receivers for the Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) market. The Arrow Series® receivers feed submeter, subfoot, and centimeter RTK GPS / GNSS location data into any iOS®, Android, and Windows device. Eos mission is to provide its customers with the smoothest experience of integrating high-accuracy locations and metadata into their mobile data collection workflows.

About Esri

Esri, the global market leader in geographic information system (GIS) software, location intelligence, and mapping, offers the most powerful geospatial cloud available. Since 1969, Esri has helped customers unlock the full potential of data to improve operational and business results. Today, Esri software is deployed in more than 350,000 organizations including the world’s largest cities, most national governments, 75 percent of Fortune 500 companies, and more than 7,000 colleges and universities. With its pioneering commitment to geospatial information technology, Esri engineers the most advanced solutions for digital transformation, the Internet of Things (IoT), and advanced analytics. Visit us at esri.com.

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Getting social at another great evening reception put on by the Esri events staff!
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Outdoor lunch in sunny Palm Springs!
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Eos CTO Jean-Yves Lauture (Left) and Esri President Jack Dangermond (Right)
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