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, […]

A Rugged Windows 10 Tablet for Water Resource Investigations

Hydrologists, biologists, watershed scientists and other professional tasked with water resource data collection can benefit from a lightweight and rugged field-computer that that has the power of their desktop/laptop computer but is light-weight and rugged enough for field use. The ideal device would contain the processor muscle to run an assortment of third-party MS Windows […]

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

Elecdata’s DataPlus Mobile form creation software is particularly well-suited for creating field data collection forms for use in fisheries. Using two real-world examples, this article will show how to replicate fisheries field forms, utilize DataPlus Mobile features to speed field data collection and minimize errors, and then quickly and easily download the data to an […]

ArcGIS® Online for Local Government Part 1 of 5: Water Utilities

Using Esri® ArcGIS® for Local Government and the Local Government Information Model (LGIM), governments can maximize their operations through innovative use of GIS with the latest tools and resources. With an emphasis on commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) solutions, local governments can now deploy select applications from a wide set of web maps, web apps, data models, […]

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 […]

Implementing GPS Data in Your DataPlus® Mobile Application

  One of the new features in DataPlus Mobile is a GPS App tab for easily adding spatial data to your DataPlus Mobile application. Through the GPS tab you can add latitude, longitude and elevation fields to your DataPlus Mobile application. In addition you can also select options to require a position, require that the […]