Eos Positioning Systems (Eos) announces Arrow GNSS receiver series compatibility with Esri’s Collector for ArcGIS running on iPads and iPhones. The Arrow Series GNSS receivers have been tested and certified as high-accuracy GNSS receivers compatible with Collector 10.4.0 for iOS.
The full range of Arrow GNSS receivers from sub-meter to decimeter to centimeter RTK accuracy all work flawlessly with Collector for ArcGIS running on all iPhones and iPads running iOS 8.x or later. GNSS metadata such as estimated accuracy, correction status, correction age, # of satellites used is displayed in real-time in Collector so the user can monitor data quality in the field.
“We worked closely with Esri during their development of Collector to ensure the best high-accuracy GNSS user experience with the Arrow GNSS series receivers, and I think we’ve achieved that,” said Eos CTO Jean-Yves Lauture.” Whether it’s our Arrow Lite, Arrow 100 or Arrow 200 receiver, they all work smoothly with Collector for iOS for sub-meter, sub-foot, decimeter and centimeter accuracy.”
As a companion software to Collector, Eos offers a free iOS app called Eos Tools Pro that allows the user to connect to an RTK Network and to set alarms for estimated accuracy, HDOP, correction age, and others. If a threshold is exceeded (eg. estimated accuracy greater than 10cm), an alarm sounds on the iPhone/iPad to alert the user.
“We have tested Arrow receivers and confirmed that Collector for ArcGIS (iOS) is completely compatible with the Arrow GNSS series receivers,” said Esri Product Manager Jeff Shaner. “The tight integration between Collector and Arrow GNSS receivers really enhances the high-accuracy user experience and during our recent beta program customers like Le-Ax Water District have shared their success using Collector and the Arrow receivers.”
Collector for ArcGIS (iOS) is a GIS data collection that runs on iPhone and iPads. It records data directly, in real-time to ArcGIS Online, Portal for ArcGIS and ArcGIS Server at sub-meter, decimeter and centimeter accuracies when using the Arrow GNSS receivers. No post-processing or other specialty software is required. Collector 10.4.0 can be configured to automatically transform between horizontal datums on-the-fly, so no matter which datum the user’s GNSS data is referenced to, it can be configured to be compatible with the user’s geodatabase and Esri provides scripts for transforming between vertical datums when back in the office.
Eos GNSS Tools and Arrow receivers are targeted at high-accuracy applications like GIS, environmental, agriculture, electric/gas/water utilities, surveying, machine control, and federal/state/local government.