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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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New Windows ULV – Helping You Meet Your Challenges

Tracking Adulticiding spray activities has always been a challenge, or maybe a collection of challenges. Accountability – State and Federal agencies want accurate reports of chemical usage, and the public wants reassurance that adult spraying is being done responsibly. Is running reports for a spray event, a month, or a season easy?  Can you easily […]

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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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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 […]

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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 […]

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Work or Play? Mapping Baseball Fields with Laser Technology

It’s not every day one gets to spend on home plate at AT&T Park where the San Francisco Giants play baseball in front of thousands of spectators at the field and millions watching on TV. When a client came to Elecdata asking for a more efficient and accurate way to map assets and features surrounding […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Interactive Maps and Public Health

Many national and global health organizations closely monitor the appearance and distribution of human health risks due to bacterial and viral infections.  Maps and other geographic content have been an important tool in describing the distribution of disease and aiding in appropriate response. Interactive maps available to anyone are the newest geographic content tools being used […]