High Accuracy GNSS in Today’s Common GIS Workflows

Today’s field users and GIS folks now have more choices than ever regarding tools for field data collection. It makes sense that collecting data in the field is relatively easy given all these choices and the ability to use common devices like phones and tablets. Add in geopdf viewers and simple to use apps for […]

Differential Correction Sources: SBAS, RTK Base Stations, and Real-time GNSS Networks

We get a lot of questions about how to improve in-the-field accuracy with GNSS equipment.  Many new or less-experienced users suspect that when a device is marketed to provide 10 cm or 1 cm level accuracy, that it provides that right out of the box.  When you pay a pretty penny for a high-end machine […]

The Geo 7X Tackles Tough Jobs with Style and Grace

One common aspect of field data collection is that it often happens in remote places with no cell coverage or worse yet no Starbucks.  Running low on caffeine can seem tragic at times but a GNSS handheld that runs low on satellites is certain doom for those jobs we consider tough.  Simply put, in the […]

Renting Trimble Equipment vs Buying

Rent or Buy: The Trimble GPS Debate

  Before coming to work at Elecdata I coordinated field crews where we used Trimble GPS equipment for field data collection.  We used the equipment daily from May to September, but then most of it sat on a lonely shelf during the off-season.  Each spring we went through the commotion of verifying everything was still […]

Where Can I Find Help with ArcPad, TerraSync, or my Trimble Device?

Mapping with professional-grade GNSS equipment can be a valuable tool, but it is amazing how many of us do not realize the full potential of the system we have.  Given the high-dollar investment, we expect performance, especially positional accuracy, to be superior to that of a recreational device we can buy at our local sporting […]

GPS Survey of Energia Costa Azul

Earlier this month Jon Gipson of ASC Scientific and myself, Cliff Askew of Electronic Data Solutions, embarked on a quick trip to Ensenada, Mexico to survey the breakwater at Energia Costa Azul. The goal is to verify that the breakwater is not being moved  by the force of the ocean wave’s constant pounding. This Liquefied Natural Gas plant provides […]