I updated ArcGIS Collector to 10.4.0 and now that brings with it new configuration for using a receiver. My problem now is that Collector can't fix in on my location nor give me a accuracy in ft with my Garmin GLO device. When I go to turn on my location within the map the device can't find my location. I suspect it has to do with the location profile settings, but I can't seem to figure that out. My offline map is in WGS_1984_Web_Mercator _Auxillary_Sphere. The default system is GCS WGS 1984, is there a necessary profile for the garmin glo to function?
Anyone else having this issue?
I too had problems getting our location accuracy (bottom left corner of Collector screen) and the blue dot (user’s location) to show up after I selected the Trimble Unit (R1) as the Collector App's "Provider" in Location Settings. I am glad that the GNSS overwrites the GPS no matter what the application displays, however I want my users to be able to know their accuracy while they collect data.
By adding some GNSS Metadata Fields to my feature service in AGO, I was able to get the blue location dot to show up, as well as see my GNSS accuracy.
Step 1: Add some (not all are needed) GNSS Accuracy Metadata Fields to points feature class in AGO, save web map
Step 2: Open iPad settings, connect Bluetooth to GNSS receiver
Step 4: Open Collector and change “Provider” settings to your GNSS receiver instead of the Integrated Receiver, this will make Collector ask if it can open the GNSS Status App, allow it to do so
Step 5: Open Collector Web Map, it should zoom to where ever you are and you should see your location dot as well as the GNSS receiver accuracy
My experience is that feature services without the GNSS accuracy fields do not allow the GNSS receiver to be the “Provider” in the locations settings. Follow my link above and add the GNSS accuracy fields to your feature service (you can do this in AGO so you don’t have to re-publish the service), then try making your GNSS receiver the “Provider” in Collector without any issues.
I hope this works for you!
Thank you for this detailed information. Hopefully this helps the users that were experiencing issues of current accuracy indicator in Collector for iOS.
I already had GNSS Metadata field from the beginning so maybe this is why I never experienced this issue?
Can someone from the Esri Collector team confirm that you have to have a certain Metadata field in order for the Accuracy location to show up in the Full release of Collector for iOS?
One more thing I forgot to add in my previous post (posted under Bob Day's profile by accident)...
Step 1.5: Create Tracking Feature Layer in AGO and add it to your web map.
Sorry for that oversight, hope this works.
I can't comment to the Garmin GLO, but I can to the Trimble R1.
To get the positional accuracy into Collector with the Trimble R1 you need to do the following.
From Testing with the Beta iOS, Andriod, Windows 10, iOS nonbeta (pre iOS 10 upgrade) & Windows 10 non-beta, adding and setting up the GPS Meta data fields are not required to see the accuracy of the R1 in the map window accuracy badge.
If your having issues,
Bottom line is - when the settings are correct - the Accuracy reading in Trimble GNSS Status and in Collector should both read the same distance value. And when you have corrections being applied - under open sky, you should expect reliable sub-meter results with an R1.
Remember also - regarding your Location Profile for the continental US - if using SBAS with the ESRI Web Mercator basemaps - the Default can be used. (No transformation needed.) But if you are using a RTN/VRS correction network that provides NAD83 (2011) based corrections - your Location Profile will need to set-up the correct datum transformation. (Here in Wisconsin I named my Profile "Wiscors").
Other locations will be similar - or else you may introduce the infamous ~1 meter datum shift problem.
Here is a screen shot showing the SBAS/WAAS with Trimble R1 accuracy in the Trimble GNSS Status App and in Collector. I had left Collector in metric. It says 42 CM.
I have tried the method described by Cliff Hoeffner with a R1, collector and no metadata.
I seems to be working great. The true accuracy is displayed in feet( about 1.5 ) in the collector app.
Another item that likely affects the ability to display your location is the map extent of the base map in the Collector project. If you and your GPS device are outside the set map extent - it may have trouble with location display.
(Example today, a project in Iowa with a map extent of the Dubuque area - would not display GPS location when opened in Collector in the Iowa City area.)
Here is a blog post that I created about setting up the Location Profile in Collector.
I am using my Trimble R2 Sub Foot receiver with Android phone as the example with Wisconsin DOT VRS - "WISCORS".
I hope this helps.