There is big news in mobile data collection for GIS field operations. It is now possible to record orthometric heights directly in the field without the need for post-processing. This is thanks in part to the Eos Arrow receivers, which now support Geoid models, and in part to the new Collector v18.1.0 featuring the Z-value (aka “elevation”) in the geometry. Collector v18.1.0 was formerly known as “Collector Aurora” during its beta phase, but now will be called simply “Collector” among ArcGIS professionals. The previous version of Collector is informally known as “Collector Classic”. In this article, you will learn how to use ArcGIS for Desktop or ArcGIS Pro to create a feature class that is Z-enabled, and then to configure Eos Tools Pro (on iOS or Android) for your Arrow receiver to send orthometric heights in real time to Collector. A printable PDF resource and video demonstration are also included.
In this four and a half minute video tutorial, you'll learn how to collect orthometric height in Esri Collector Aurora with Arrow GNSS receivers. You'll need your Arrow GNSS receiver, the latest version of Collector v18.1.0 (also known as "Collector Aurora"), and Eos Tools Pro on an iOS device to follow along. With real-time orthometric height, you can turn your iPad or iPhone into a 3D, survey-grade data collection device. Get started with this video.
Arrow GNSS receivers now support real-time geoid height (orthometric height) data collection on iOS and Android. In this video, you'll learn how to collect geoid heights in Esri’s Collector for ArcGIS while connected to an Arrow Gold GPS (GNSS) receiver. To follow along you'll need an Arrow receiver and the latest versions of Collector and Eos Tools Pro.
From setting up attributes to configuring Collector and Eos Tools Pro, get ready to learn how to Configure ArcGIS, Collector for ArcGIS, and Eos Tools Pro for Laser Offset Measurements and Orthometric Heights. This article includes a free downloadable Python script for adding metadata fields automatically to ArcGIS, as well as a downloadable PDF reference guide with all your related GNSS metadata fields. Learn how to add attributes to ArcGIS and configure Collector and Eos Tools Pro for these high-accuracy workflows.
Supporting GEOID models enables Arrow GNSS receivers to collect high-accuracy, survey-grade vertical datum with any software. In other words, you can now use your Arrow GNSS receiver with any data collection software in the world, and benefit from accurate orthometric heights. Our Arrow receivers will output accurate GNSS elevations no matter which data-collection software you use to capture it.