Survey123 for ArcGIS: Smarter Forms, Smarter Field Work

Survey123 for ArcGIS is a simple and intuitive form-centric data gathering solution that makes creating, sharing, and analyzing surveys possible in just three easy steps: Ask Questions: Quickly design powerful surveys and publish them into ArcGIS. Get the Answers: Enable your workforce with the Survey123 for ArcGIS mobile app to capture answers in the field. Make the Best Decisions: Analyze answers from the field in ArcGIS to support decision making. Features The Mobile App: Availble for smartphones, tablets, and desktops. Lightweight, intuitive, and can […]

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The Singapore government wants to track cars using satellites and people are mad

The Government has greenlit a system to track cars with satellites to calculate road tax, and a lot of people don’t trust it. On Thursday, the Land Transport Authority announced that it has approved a multi-million dollar project to replace the current gantries at busy roads, which deduct money from cars driving through during peak periods. The new S$556 million ($397 million) project will be readied for 2020. It will involve installing car units that will communicate with a satellite […]

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Researchers have made GPS accurate to within a centimetre

Most of us rely on global positioning systems (GPS) to figure out where we’re going on a daily basis, but current technology works on the scale of metres – and although it can usually pinpoint which road you’re on, it often can’t determine exactly where you are on that road. But that could be about to change, thanks to new research that makes GPS accurate right down to the centimetre level – so, less than half an inch. And the new technology won’t just […]

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Esri and Trimble Offer the R1 GNSS Receiver to Enhance Field GIS Workflows

Esri announced today the availability of the Trimble R1 Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) receiver for collecting professional-grade GPS data with Collector for ArcGIS. The GNSS receiver is rugged certified MIL-STD-810, IP65 rated, compact, and lightweight and provides professional-grade positioning information to iOS, Android, or Windows mobile handhelds, smartphones, and tablets using Bluetooth connectivity for Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) capabilities. “We’re very pleased that Esri will distribute the R1 GNSS receiver to its customers,” said Ron Bisio, general manager […]

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How GPS Receivers Work

Our ancestors had to go to pretty extreme measures to keep from getting lost. They erected monumental landmarks, laboriously drafted detailed maps and learned to read the stars in the night sky. Things are much, much easier today. For less than $100, you can get a pocket-sized gadget that will tell you exactly where you are onEarth at any moment. As long as you have a GPS receiver and a clear view of the sky, you’ll never be lost again. […]

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