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Laser Mapping for Esri Collector

Posted by Matt on 8/16/2018 to Product News
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! 

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

Posted by Matt on 7/4/2018 to Knowledge Base
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.

Android Eos Tools Pro Interface for Arrow Tutorial Video

Posted by Matt on 4/13/2018 to Tutorial Videos
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.

Fast Field Work: Collector for ArcGIS and High Accuracy GPS

Posted by Matt on 4/9/2018 to Knowledge Base
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.

Criterion RD 1000 Basal Area Factor-Scope and Dendrometer Explained

Posted by Tyler on 4/2/2018 to Tutorial Videos
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.

Anatum Named A Top 25 Field Service Provider in 2017

Posted by Matt on 1/22/2018 to Product News
Anatum has been honored with the acknowledgment as one of CIO Applications magazines Top 25 Field Service Solution Providers in 2017!

Everything You Need to Know About GPS for Switching to Mobile GIS

Posted by Matt on 1/15/2018 to Knowledge Base
Everything You Need to Know About GPS for Switching to Mobile GIS
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.

Matt and Esri Co-teach Collector Workshops

Posted by Matt on 6/28/2017 to Knowledge Base
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.

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

Posted by Matt on 5/19/2017 to Knowledge Base
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).

Adding GNSS Metadata Fields for Esri Collector

Posted by Tyler on 5/11/2017 to Knowledge Base
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.

Are You Taking Full Advantage of Your Esri Software?

Posted by Matt on 4/10/2017 to Adopting Mobile GIS
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!

Four Satellite Constellations for Arrow 100

Posted by AFS on 3/31/2017 to Product News
Four Satellite Constellations for Arrow 100
The submeter Arrow 100 GNSS has the ability to track and use all four available constellations simultaneously!  No upgrade cost required!

What is PDOP? And Why it's Obsolete

Posted by Matt on 3/15/2017 to Knowledge Base
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.

Are Rentals a Better Deal Than Buying?

Posted by Matt on 2/9/2017 to Adopting Mobile GIS
Are Rentals a Better Deal Than Buying?

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.

What is NTRIP?

Posted by Tyler on 2/7/2017 to Knowledge Base
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.

DIY Antenna Clip for iSXBlue and Arrows

Posted by Matt on 1/18/2017 to Tutorial Videos
DIY Antenna Clip for iSXBlue and Arrows
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.

DIY External Tablet Battery Mount for Range Pole

Posted by Matt on 1/17/2017 to Tutorial Videos
DIY External Tablet Battery Mount for Range Pole
Short video on how to create a custom battery pack holder for your iPad to attach to a range pole.

Galileo Satellite Constellation

Posted by AFS on 1/1/2017 to Knowledge Base
Galileo Satellite Constellation
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.

Anatum's Expertise Displayed in ESRI Newsletter

Posted by AFS on 12/19/2016 to Adopting Mobile GIS
Anatum's Expertise Displayed in ESRI Newsletter

Anatum’s depth of experience working with Esri’s Collector and GNSS Equipment for Mobile GIS Solutions for enterprises was published in Fall 2016 edition of Esri News for Water & Wastewater

How Waterproof is that Unit?

Posted by Tyler on 12/6/2016 to Knowledge Base
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.

Bad Elf GPS Interface App Tutorial

Posted by AFS on 11/8/2016 to Tutorial Videos
Bad Elf GPS Interface App Tutorial
Quick tutorial video for the Bad Elf GPS ios app for phone or tablet.

Real-time Centimeter Accuracy and Esri's Collector App

Posted by Matt on 10/27/2016 to Conference Presentations
Real-time Centimeter Accuracy and Esri's Collector App
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.

Adopting Mobile GIS

Posted by Matt on 10/17/2016 to Adopting Mobile GIS
Adopting Mobile GIS

Adopting Mobile GIS Solutions
Important lessons learned from six years of implementations and thousands of hours in the field.


Announcing Eos Arrow Gold RTK

Posted by AFS on 10/16/2016 to Product News
Announcing Eos Arrow Gold RTK

Eos Arrow Gold is World’s Most Advanced GNSS Receiver for Every Mobile Device

RTK GPS Explained

Posted by Matt on 10/16/2016 to Knowledge Base
RTK GPS Explained
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.