It all starts (and ends) with data… I mean, after all, data is king, right? Yup, it’s an old saying, however, it still holds true. And so, this week we share 5 tips about tools/apps and solutions to assist you with your GIS field data collection.
Spike from ikeGPS – Spike by ikeGPS is an affordable and easy to use laser measurement solution for the novice to intermediate user that is seamlessly integrated with Esri’s Survey123 for ArcGIS® mobile app. From a photo taken with your mobile device and Spike, you can measure areas, heights, widths, elevations, distance to targets, and the offset GPS location of the features you need to map. Your geodatabase is then updated with an authoritative photo record and measurement data of the captured feature. Common applications for Spike include: transportation, emergency management, code compliance and inspections, and asset management.
Collector for ArcGIS – Say good-bye to paper-based data inspection and maintenance workflows. Using Esri’s Collector for ArcGIS app, anyone in your organization can easily capture and update data right from their tablet or smartphone when they’re out in the field. From the Esri ecosystem, workers use web maps on mobile devices to capture and edit data. Collector for ArcGIS works even when disconnected from the Internet and integrates seamlessly into ArcGIS. For any asset or observation, you can document countless details using photos, videos, or audio recordings. Learn more
ArcGIS QuickCapture – Esri’s fastest way to collect field observations. With this simple app, you can quickly record field observations from a moving vehicle while you scout locations, conduct aerial surveys, or assess damage. QuickCapture use the designer environment to manage their projects Learn more
Trimble Catalyst – Something for those who require high accuracy and precision data. Trimble Catalyst is a revolutionary GNSS concept, bringing Trimble quality and precise (1-2 cm) positioning to the location-enabled workforce. With Catalyst, Trimble delivers “professional-grade positioning” to the masses as an on-demand, user-based service. When paired with Trimble TerraFlex you are ready to collect.
GIS Cloud Mobile Data Collection is a tool for web, iOS and Android which allows you to collect data in real time, create custom forms, work in offline mode