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Collector released a very minor bug fix update today to support relief efforts with Tropical Storm Harvey. This update resolves a specific issue (BUG-000107667). Please reference our documentation site for any additional details.

This fix is for the iOS platform only. We will have a v17.0.3 release coming soon on all platforms with enhanced support for app integration, Trimble Catalyst support on the Android platform and more.

On June 5th, we released a new version of Collector that is now available in the iTunes App Store, Google Play, Amazon App Store and the Windows Store.

This is a minor update but adds some strategic new enhancements that will improve the way you work with high accuracy GPS receivers, manage attachments, work with basemaps and use Collector in a connected environment.

GPS Averaging –  can be used to improve the precision of your high-accuracy collection workflows. You can capture a number of positions and create a location from the average of those positions.

Rename Media Attachments -  now you can provide a meaningful name to the photos that you take around a feature. This is one of the most requested enhancements.

SD card support (Android) -  you can use the SD card to store and manage basemaps for easier, faster deployment of data.

Continuous Collect Improvements -  now supporting feature types that contain relationship classes.

Layer Refresh Support -  if your feature layers have a layer refresh interval set, Collector will honor the refresh setting. This is valuable when working with maps in a connected state as the graphics of a feature are cached when on the device and this will force a query/update.

In addition to these updates, we have several additional bug fixes and minor stability improvements. Please refer to our documentation website for more information.

The Collector Team

During a recent EGUG Birds of a Feather webcast, Kurt Towler from Sulfer Springs Valley Electric Cooperative (SSVEC), presented on how they used Collector for ArcGIS with Eos Positioning GNSS receivers to inspect 7,640 locations, capture over 34,000 asset records in just 32 days. That's 235 collections per day! Paired to the Eos Arrow receiver, their median accuracy was 4.6 cm, dramatically improving the accuracy and currency of their data.

 

The webinar was recorded and uploaded to YouTube. You can view it here:

 

Collector for ArcGIS v10.4.1 (Android) released on the evening of January 12th into both Google Play and the Amazon App Store. It includes a series of stability improvements as well as minor enhancements like integration with the recently released Android version of Navigator for ArcGIS and the soon to be released Android version of Workforce for ArcGIS.

You can find additional details about the release in the What's New topic on the Collector documentation site.