- Everything You Need to Know About GPS for Switching to Mobile GIS
- Four Satellite Constellations for Arrow 100
- Are Rentals a Better Deal Than Buying?
- DIY Antenna Clip for iSXBlue and Arrows
- DIY External Tablet Battery Mount for Range Pole
- Galileo Satellite Constellation
- Anatum's Expertise Displayed in ESRI Newsletter
- Bad Elf GPS Interface App Tutorial
- Real-time Centimeter Accuracy and Esri's Collector App
- Adopting Mobile GIS
Posted by Matt on 1/15/2018 to Knowledge Base
This article will break down the nitty-gritty of today’s GPS equipment and how to use the newest Bluetooth-enabled GPS receivers with your phone or tablet to get the best out of your Mobile GIS field data collection.
It was originally published in the Fall 2017 Volume 10 Issue 1 of BayGeo Journal.
Posted by AFS on 3/31/2017 to Product News
The submeter Arrow 100 GNSS has the ability to track and use all four available constellations simultaneously! No upgrade cost required!
Posted by Matt on 2/9/2017 to Adopting Mobile GIS
Is Renting your field equipment like GPS and rugged tablets a better financial decision than buying?
Well, that depends, but the answer is likely Yes.
Posted by Matt on 1/18/2017 to Tutorial Videos
While we still recommend holding external antennas with either the GPS Hat, GPS Vest or a range pole for the best results with submeter GPS/GNSS receivers, we recognize that the GPS Hat isn’t the most stylish article of clothing in your closet. This video shows how to DIY your own clip attachment for the external antenna used by the Arrow and SXBlue receiver product lines.
Posted by Matt on 1/17/2017 to Tutorial Videos
Short video on how to create a custom battery pack holder for your iPad to attach to a range pole.
Posted by AFS on 1/1/2017 to Knowledge Base
The Galileo system will have all brand new cutting-edge satellites technologically comparable to the U.S. GPS satellites and expectedly more reliable than the Russian Glonass satellites. But the best part is that the Galileo satellites will be able to add more available satellites to receivers capable of tracking more than two constellations simultaneously.
Posted by AFS on 11/8/2016 to Tutorial Videos
Quick tutorial video for the Bad Elf GPS ios app for phone or tablet.
Posted by Matt on 10/27/2016 to Conference Presentations
This talk was presented at the 2016 NWGIS User Group Conference in Salem, Oregon. It highlights how Esri's Collector app can easily work with RTK equipment like the Eos Arrow 200 and Arrow Gold.
Posted by AFS on 10/16/2016 to Knowledge Base
RTK GPS receivers are traditionally very expensive and their accuracy has been thought of as beyond the field mapping needs of most environmental and engineering firms, and government land management groups. However, with the introduction of Bluetooth RTK receivers for use with field tablets and mobile GIS, RTK’s potential has become less expensive to achieve and much desired. Add to that the availability of Bluetooth RTK receiver rentals from Anatum Field Solutions, and the continued progression of many companies into mobile GIS workflows with tablets becomes much easier and more affordable.
Posted by Matt on 9/2/2016 to Adopting Mobile GIS
Esri's free app Trek2There is a simple app with little functionality; however, it does something clients ask us about from time to time. How do I navigate to a location with Collector?
Posted by AFS on 7/13/2016 to Knowledge Base
This tutorial video walks through the steps for creating a RTK Correction Profile (NAD83 - 2011) for Esri's Collector app on iOS platforms.
Posted by AFS on 7/6/2016 to Tutorial Videos
This tutorial video walks through the steps for creating a RTK Correction Profile (NAD83 - 2011) for Esri's Collector app on iOS platforms. Update: Collector now includes the "Default" profile for submeter work with WAAS; however you can still manually set it if you prefer.
Posted by AFS on 7/1/2016 to Tutorial Videos
This tutorial video walks through the steps for creating connecting an external Bluetooth GPS/GNSS receiver to Esri's Collector app on iOS platforms.
Posted by Matt on 6/8/2016 to Conference Presentations
This talk was presented at the 2016 Energy, Utility, & Environment Conference in San Diego. It highlights our experience using tablets to speed up raptor nest surveys from helicopters.
Posted by Matt on 6/1/2016 to Adopting Mobile GIS
Posted by Matt on 5/3/2016 to Knowledge Base
Video tutorial for setting up RTK corrections with the Arrow 200 and Arrow Gold for iOS.
Posted by Matt on 4/1/2016 to Conference Presentations
This talk was presented at the 2016 CalGIS conference in Anaheim. It highlights our field testing of Bluetooth GPS and GNSS receivers for submeter field work.
Posted by Matt on 3/29/2016 to Drones
Posted by AFS on 3/17/2016 to Knowledge Base
One of the things professionals have to get used to when they switch from submeter handheld GNSS equipment to mobile GIS workflows with submeter GNSS receivers is their antenna. The important thing to keep in mind is the antenna needs to “see” as much sky as possible and preferably at all times. Below we present a few methods for working with the external antennas used with Bluetooth GPS and GNSS receivers.
Posted by AFS on 3/1/2016 to Product News
At Anatum Field Solutions, our group prides itself on being both agnostic to equipment manufacturers and using this equipment in the field. We don’t do as much field work as we did working as biologists and environmental consultants before we started this company, but we still do a lot of field testing of equipment both independently and with our clients around the United States.
Posted by Matt on 2/18/2016 to Knowledge Base
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.