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 […]

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 […]

City of Bozeman takes Stormwater Mapping to the Streets

In early 2012, the City of Bozeman GIS Department was asked to create a comprehensive map of the City’s stormwater system, supporting both the Bozeman Stormwater Program and Montana Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) permit for stormwater discharge. The question quickly became….what is the best way given the resources we have to create the inventory […]

Customize ArcPad’s ‘Use-Once’ Map Navigator

ArcPad’s Map Navigator is a convenient way to zoom in or out and pan around your map without having to change the toolbar you are currently using.  But have you ever been frustrated by its ‘use-once’ property?  When you tap the Zoom Out or Pan buttons, they are used only once and then switched back to […]

Esri’s ArcPad vs. ArcGIS Mobile vs. Trimble’s TerraSync vs. TerraFlex

In mapping and GIS there are several software solutions for collecting and processing your data. At first glance they might seem similar, but in fact have many different features. Here we have broken down these four software choices and compared hardware support, software features, GPS support, data collection, GIS support, and data maintenance. Esri’s ArcPad […]