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.  

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 […]

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 […]

How to get an AutoCAD Drawing into TerraSync as Background File

During the course of providing training for our customers who purchase a GNSS mapping system, we often get asked, “How do I get my AutoCAD drawing into TerraSync?” Depending on how AutoCAD is used, the drawing could have a known spatial reference or it could have an arbitrary coordinate system defined as the lower left […]

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 […]

How the Idaho Transportation Department Measures Stockpile Volumes

There are several ways to measure the volume of a stockpile and each method has trade offs. Some methods are costly, some are dangerous, and others just plain aren’t accurate (think one eye open with thumb out front).  Hiring an airplane to fly over piles can break the budget pretty quick.  Hiring a surveyor to […]

Elecdata – What Sets Us Apart From the Rest

A Message from Linda Dean Glover, Co-Owner of Electronic Data Solutions I would like to take this opportunity to express our sincere appreciation for your interest in our products and services.  It has been our pleasure to serve you during the last 29 years. Throughout the years, we’ve worked to acquire diverse knowledge and skill […]

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 New Trimble R1 GNSS Receiver is Small but Powerful

Smart devices such as iPads and Android tablets are becoming more and more popular for collecting GIS data in the field.  They are affordable, readily available, and powerful and offer benefits that GIS folks like such as a larger view for displaying imagery and completing an attribute form.  The “tablet craze” as you might call […]