Making data import from GPS devices simple

Idea created by ntiador on Feb 15, 2013
    I strongly believe that, for Arcgisonline to rival google earth/maps, simplicity would be the turning point.
    For example, connecting any garmin device to google earth has the device recgonized by google thus making data import quite simple. In the case of Arcgisonline, it seems impossible to download data directly from any device. Secondly, there are too many steps to put data into a particular format before it can be imported into Arcgisonline.

    ArcGISonline/ArcGIS Desktop should be made to recognize  some GPS devices (eg trimble) directly without going through three or four steps to process data before usage. Such a simple approach would be a huge turn around.