Inexpensive UAVs (drones) can collect a tremendous amount of valuable imagery that can be used to produce high-precision orthophotos. For this reason, UAVs are amazing tools, and they can complement high-accuracy GNSS receivers very well. But what’s the difference in high-accuracy and high-precision — and why does it matter when you use drones to capture GPS / GNSS data? There’s a big difference, and in this article, we explain how the Eos Arrow receivers can turn high-precision into high-accuracy.
Read the full article describing how to set up your own ground control points for UAV data collection with Arrow receivers here. Access the full feature article from the June 2017 Eos newsletter.
Al’s Corner – Technical Tips
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.
– New Galileo firmware for Arrow 100, Arrow 200 and Arrow Gold are now available. I am inviting you to update your Arrow GNSS receiver’s firmware to take advantage of the new features. Please fill out the support contact form specifying your Arrow model(s) with at least one serial number for each model to receive the proper firmware update instructions and files.
– Last month we released new versions of Eos Tools Pro for iOS (1.64.8) and Android (1.46.25), available on the App Store and Google Play respectively. These versions are needed for compatibility with the above firmware release and we encourage you to update your apps to the latest releases.
– The iOS version of Eos Tools Pro will also perform a Bluetooth communication Firmware update to take advantage of these new features. This firmware update is different from the above-mentioned receiver firmware update.
Eos Tools Pro for Android – Overview
Enabling Mock Location on Android for Eos Tools Pro
This “how-to” document shows how to setup Mock Location on your Android device for Eos Tools Pro.
Eos Latest News from the Eos June 2017 Issue
- Esri Webinar. In case you missed Esri’s last month’s EGUG Webinar (May 24th) here is a link to it. “After recently completing an 8,000 point inventory, Kurt Towler of Sulphur Springs Valley Electric Cooperative (SSVEC) shares some insights on how they successfully planned and executed High Accuracy GPS Data Collection using Collector for ArcGIS and Eos Arrow Gold receivers”.
- Two of the last four launched Galileo satellites (November 17, 2016) were set active on May 29: these are PRN 05 & PRN 07. PRN 03 and PRN 04 are still under commissioning. See the Notice Advisory to Galileo Users (NAGU) 2017017 and 2017018. This currently brings the Galileo constellation to 13 usable satellites with 2 more to come, eventually very soon.
- GPSWorld. Interesting article from the “Survey Scene Newsletter” (interesting to both survey and GIS users): Surveyors’ coordinate systems for 2022 and beyond
- July 10-14. Esri User Conference 2017, San Diego, CA, USA. Visit us at booth #1027.