Missouri Trails Project Finds Mapping Success with Eos Arrow 100

Missouri Trails Project Finds Mapping Success with Eos Arrow 100

Missouri has thousands of miles of trails for walking, biking, equestrian, and motorized activities. To better map the trail locations, we decided to implement the use of Esri's Collector app paired with the Eos Arrow 100 for its high accuracy. Within the first year, the database has grown from 600 GIS miles to 6,200 miles through a collaboration of various trail managing agencies throughout Missouri.
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GPS Technology Discussion with ArchaeoTech Podcast

GPS Technology Discussion with ArchaeoTech Podcast

Recently I had the pleasure of being a guest on the Archaeology Podcast to discuss today's GNSS technology. Give it a listen to learn more about the current state of GPS and GNSS technology and how it relates to archaeology in the field. 
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Advanced Mobile Mapping Series: Why Does My GPS Data and Imagery Not Line Up?

Advanced Mobile Mapping Series: Why Does My GPS Data and Imagery Not Line Up?

Why your GPS data doesn't line up with your aerial imagery is a common question. This article discusses the various reasons for this discrepancy. 
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Updating Your Mobile OS: The Double-Edged Sword of Updates

Updating Your Mobile OS: The Double-Edged Sword of Updates

This article is aimed at the question of updating or not updating the OS for your mobile mapping device. Ideally, we could all update our devices used for mobile mapping without worrying about any unforeseen software bugs, but that just isn't the case. There will always be the potential for a software bug to inhibit our ability to collect field data with our mobile device. This article focuses on the best practices for determining when and if to complete an OS or mapping software update.
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Diverting Your Paper Stream to Cloud-based Wetland Reporting


Check out Wildnote's electronic wetland determination forms formatted for all 10 USACE regions!
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How Do I Know My GPS Antenna Height?

Do you know the exact height of your GPS antenna mounted on your survey pole?  Here is how you can tell.
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How to Setup Esri's New Collector to Capture Orthometric Heights

How to Setup Esri's New Collector to Capture Orthometric Heights

This how-to workflow is designed for the New Collector from Esri, formerly known as the Aurora project.  This will only capture live Orthometric heights with an Eos Arrow receiver running the Geoid12B in the Eos Tools Pro app.  Doing that will allow Collector points to capture real-time NAVD88 elevations.

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Faster Setup and Breakdown Times For Your Pole-Mounted Arrow Receivers!

Faster Setup and Breakdown Times For Your Pole-Mounted Arrow Receivers!

Tired of slow setup and breakdown times with your pole-mounted Arrow receiver?  Do you have to get in and out of your truck multiple times a day?

Try our new Quick-Release Kit to make setup and breakdown easier and faster than ever!
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Sneak Peek at Esri's New Collector Aurora

Sneak Peek at Esri's New Collector Aurora

With Esri set to release its new version of Collector (known as the Aurora project) in late November or early December for iOS devices, we decided to give our clients a sneak peek at Aurora.
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How to Capture Real-time Orthometric Heights with Esri's Collector

How to Capture Real-time Orthometric Heights with Esri's Collector

These videos walk users through how to set up and utilize the new Eos Tools Pro ability to apply the Geoid12B model to elevations for live capture in Esri's Collector app.
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Laser Mapping for Esri Collector

Laser Mapping for Esri Collector

If you have been waiting for a solution to do offset mapping and measurement in Collector, it is here!  The videos below take you through the full details step-by-step! 
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The Value of Mobile GIS and the Power of Cloud Computing in Natural Resource Management

The Value of Mobile GIS and the Power of Cloud Computing in Natural Resource Management

Using Mobile GIS equipment and workflows with cloud computing can streamline data collection and management for field staff and allow managers to make more timely and informed land management and conservation decisions. These workflows also greatly increase the efficiency of reporting. Not only can these solutions save man-hours and money, but also reduce potential human errors introduced by recording field data on paper and then having to manually enter that data into a computer database.
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Android Eos Tools Pro Interface for Arrow Tutorial Video

Walkthrough tutorial video for how to use Android devices with the Eos Arrow receivers. This covers all the basics in Android for Eos Tools Pro app.
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Fast Field Work: Collector for ArcGIS and High Accuracy GPS

Fast Field Work: Collector for ArcGIS and High Accuracy GPS

Sulphur Springs Valley Electric Coop transitions to Moblie GIS with iPads, Arrow Gold RTK receivers, and Esri Collector for ArcGIS to update the location accuracy of more than 34,000 assets in less than two months time! Learn more about how the accomplished this feat.
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How to Assemble Pole Mounting Kit for Eos Arrow 100

How to Assemble Pole Mounting Kit for Eos Arrow 100

How to mount Eos Arrow 100 GNSS or Lite GPS to range pole. Also mounting the Arrow 100 antenna to antenna mounting plate to attach to top of pole.
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Matt and Esri Co-teach Collector Workshops

Matt and Esri Co-teach Collector Workshops

Anatum's very own Matt Alexander teaches the technology portion and explains GPS technology and user best practices alongside the Esri staff with their focus on Collector for ArcGIS.
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CSU Monterey Bay Tackles High-Accuracy RTK and Elevations with Collector

CSU Monterey Bay Tackles High-Accuracy RTK and Elevations with Collector

To capture horizontal (horizontal datum NAD83) and elevational data (vertical datum NAVD88), the university needed to determine first the required accuracy and if there was an affordable technology solution that could accomplish the task. By working with the GNSS experts at Anatum Field Solutions and their review of Bluetooth GNSS options, the EOS Arrow 200 RTK-GNSS using Esri’s Collector app, paired with an existing campus base station transmitting centimeter-level RTK corrections via the Internet, met all requirements for horizontal accuracy. 

However, they needed to capture the vertical datum in NAVD88. This explains the differences between Height Above Ellipsoid captured by Mobile GIS apps and how to convert that elevation data to MSL (NAVD88).
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Adding GNSS Metadata Fields for Esri Collector

Adding GNSS Metadata Fields for Esri Collector

Users can now power up their Esri Collector with automatic GPS satellite metadata fields collection. Use Collector to capture horizontal & vertical accuracy from your external GPS or GNSS receiver.
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Criterion RD 1000 Basal Area Factor-Scope and Dendrometer Explained

Criterion RD 1000 Basal Area Factor-Scope and Dendrometer Explained

Tutorial video on the Criterion RD 1000 as explained by our former President Jon Aschenbach.

Laser Technology’s Criterion RD 1000 is the first electronic BAF-scope and dendrometer that is capable of visually determining if trees fall in or out of a given plot as related to a specified Basal Area Factor (BAF). It also internally computes the limiting distance for questionable, borderline trees and determines if they are in or out of the plot. It measures the diameter of a tree at any given height and provides the ability to determine the height at which a specific diameter occurs.  This video demonstrates how to timber cruise and determine if trees are in or out of a sample plot and how to measure a diameter of a tree.
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Are You Taking Full Advantage of Your Esri Software?

Are You Taking Full Advantage of Your Esri Software?

Ready to move from old-school GPS handheld data collectors to high-precision tablets?  Ready to work in real-time between field collection staff and office management?  Already an ESRI ArcGIS user?  Get ready to learn how Mobile GIS can make your life easier and more efficient!
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What is PDOP?  And Why it's Obsolete

What is PDOP? And Why it's Obsolete

What is PDOP, HDOP, and VDOP?  What do the values mean? 
This article provides answers to all that and the reasons why GPS/GNSS users should have been ignoring them for a while now.
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What is NTRIP?

What is NTRIP?

This article breaks down the explanation of how RTK and NTRIP work to get field users centimeter level accuracy in real-time.
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How Waterproof is that Unit?

How Waterproof is that Unit?

One of the first couple questions users often ask about tablets, lasers, or GNSS receivers is how waterproof it is, especially those in the Pacific Northwest!  This breaks down the different waterproof ratings.
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Anatum Named A Top 25 Field Service Provider in 2017

Anatum has been honored with the acknowledgment as one of CIO Applications magazines Top 25 Field Service Solution Providers in 2017!
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Bluetooth GPS/GNSS For Mobile GIS Field Tested and Compared

Bluetooth GPS/GNSS For Mobile GIS Field Tested and Compared

As an agnostic reseller and rental company of GPS equipment for use with Mobile GIS workflows, it is important that we know how the market performs.  There are a multiple Bluetooth-capable GPS and GNSS receivers on the market now and we tested and compared them in real-world settings on our GPS Test Course.  These field tests compared the accuracy and precision of Bluetooth submeter-rated GNSS receivers under conditions that ranged from open-sky to heavy canopy cover. 
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