High Accuracy GIS with Collector and ArcGIS Online

Idea created by FPIMapping on Nov 5, 2015

    Knowing some of the limitations of the Android and iOS's location services to provide positional informaiton, it would be great to be able to connect directly to receivers such as the Trimble R1 and Trimble R2 natively instead of relying on lcoation services to provide this informaiton.  Being location services limits the estimated accruacy reporting to around 1-5 meters (pending on hardware) these receivers can not fully be utilized, limiting the use of Collector in many applications. 

    We get asked everyday when collector will be able to display an accuracte estimated accuracy with these receivers. 

    The most asked for  GNSS metadata users are looking for include: 

    • The type of GNSS Real-time correction being applied
    • GNSS receiver type being utilized
    • An accurate esitmated accuracy

    An accuray field to collect this informaiton could be built to include confidence in the data.  

    In addition position averaging would be benneficial in certain circumstances where things like multipath, noise and cannopy (trees, buildings...etc.) are present.