Programmable Hardware Keys on the Mesa 2 Rugged Tablet

Aid Popular Field Data Collection and Water Resource Software The rugged Mesa 2 tablet from Juniper Systems includes three, large, programmable hardware keys below the screen or to the left/right side when held in the landscape position. In their continuing efforts to make field data collection more efficient, Juniper systems has made it very easy […]

How to Connect the Juniper Systems Geode to the Trimble TDC100 Running Esri Collector

The Trimble TDC100 runs the Android OS, so it’s important that before you begin, make sure to get the Geode Connect App from the Play Store.   This app allows you to configure the settings inside the Geode.  Here are the recommended settings: Turn on the Juniper Systems Geode On the TDC100, tap the Menu […]

DataPlus Mobile – Using a Forms Builder for Forestry Field Data Collection

Including Implementation of a Laser RangeFinder Electronic Data Solutions® DataPlus® Mobile (DPM) form creation software is particularly well-suited for creating field data collection forms for use in forestry. Using a timber cruising application, this article will show how to replicate forestry field forms, utilize DataPlus Mobile features to speed field data collection and minimize errors, […]

Implementing GPS Data in your DataPlus Mobile Application — Part 2: Collecting Line or Polygon Data to an External File

One of the new features in DataPlus Mobile is a GPS App tab for easily collecting spatial data with your DataPlus Mobile application. Through the GPS tab you can configure your application so that you can record latitude, longitude and elevation fields associated with your specific application. Points can either be logged internally (as fields […]

Elecdata Receives 333 Exemption for Commercial UAS Operations

On July 15, 2015 Electronic Data Solutions (Elecdata) was granted a Section 333 exemption from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) which allows Elecdata to legally operate the Trimble UX5 and the UX5 HP for commercial purposes. A long time in the making, this is an exciting milestone for Elecdata who intends to market UAS products […]

What Does the ArcGIS Online Entitlement Mean to You?

Today, most people want to use a smartphone or tablet to access geographic data and maps in the field frequently, even without internet connectivity.  I’ll go out on a limb and say you fall into this category, as well. If you haven’t started with ArcGIS Online you are missing the best way to share and use […]

How to Remove “Bad” Data in Pathfinder Office Before Exporting to GIS or CAD

Try as we might to setup our data collection software correctly and use a repeatable field data collection protocol to collect high accuracy data, there’s not much we can do to prevent GNSS errors from creeping into our features. The only users who can almost avoid this are those who perform their field work in […]

DataPlus Mobile – Taking Field Data Collection to the Next Level

In the late ‘80’s Electronic Data Solutions released DataPlus EX, a simple forms builder for the proprietary operating system on the Omnidata (now Juniper Systems) Polycorder, rugged field data collector. From these simple beginnings have grown one of the most popular field form creation apps in the natural resource market, DataPlus Professional. Whether your data […]

3D Elevation Program Enables Cooperative LIDAR Projects in Your Area

In the aerial photograph below, can you see a geologic hazard?  How about in the LIDAR image of the same location?  If this and other uses for high quality topographic data interests you, read on and learn how to be involved in LIDAR projects in your area that include matching Federal funds. The 3D Elevation […]

A Real-time GNSS Network for Southeast Idaho

There has been a contingency of geospatial professionals in Idaho that have long sought to establish a real-time GNSS network in Southeast Idaho.  Land surveyors, GISers, academics, and various government agencies have put in considerable effort to create a plan for a publicly accessible real-time network, or VRS, in the state but challenges like a […]