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Datum Management in Esri’s Collector app vs. Trimble’s TerraFlex

Due to the recent interest in our Collector vs. TerraFlex Webinar, I think it’s time we address datum management, both horizontal and vertical.  High accuracy in either software is now attainable.  3D accuracy allows for not only excellent XY values, but also, highly accurate Z values. Datum management to avoid datum shifts is not difficult, […]

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Webinar Preview: Empowering Your Field Crew With Esri Local Government Web Applications

GIS-based Water Utility apps from Esri’s Local Government Information Model are improving the way field crews and citizens use and interact with water, sewer, and storm water GIS data by enabling field personnel to actively participate in communicating with the GIS department and with citizens. Frontier Precision (formerly Elecdata) has worked with the City of Twin […]

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Upcoming Webinar from Trimble: Learn How to Integrate TerraSync with ArcGIS and the Trimble Positions Add-in

Register for this upcoming webinar hosted by Trimble to learn to use Trimble Positions to integrate TerraSync with ArcGIS.  

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Using Trimble’s R1 to Achieve Professional Accuracy in Esri’s Collector App

What is Esri’s Collector App? Collector for ArcGIS is a data collection app for iOS and Android devices that integrates seamlessly with your ArcGIS Online account to collect and update data hosted in the cloud or on your server.  Collector is becoming more and more popular as a solution for the BYOD users.  The recent […]

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Comparing Techniques to Link or Attach Photos to GIS Field Data

How do I take photos in the field and link them to my GIS data in the office?  There have been so many techniques and options over the years that it’s difficult to keep track of the solution that’s right for you.  The technique you use will depend on the field software you are running. […]

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Determining and Defining Coordinate Systems in ArcGIS

ArcGIS Toolbox – Define Projection vs. Project   –  What’s the difference? Well the difference is very important.  If you’ve tried to add a shapefile into ArcMap that does not have a .prj file (Projection File), you will get the message that it has an Unknown Spatial Reference.  Sometimes you will get lucky and have a […]

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Beautiful Idaho Story Map

Elecdata’s ArcGIS Online site is gaining content.  My favorite addition is the Scenic Byways of Idaho Story Map.  Use the tools in the floating window to scroll through the scenic drives, view videos and click on the many points of interest along the way.  We’d love to hear what you think. Need assistance making your own story map?  Give […]

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How To Avoid Turning Your Expensive GPS Equipment Into a Paperweight

GPS and GIS seem to have an unlimited number of applications in today’s society.  The tools used to collect and manage spatial data are almost as endless.  You have carefully considered which hardware and software has the best combination of accuracy and functionality to fit all your needs.  You have probably invested thousands in the […]

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The Latest Functionality in Esri’s Collector App and Trimble’s TerraFlex Software

Have you seen what’s new in the smartphone GIS data collection apps?  Here’s a quick overview of a couple of the highlights, and look for our detailed comparison coming later this month. In Esri’s Collector App, the search button now allows you to search for features in your map.  They have added the ability to […]