Collector for ArcGIS - Configuring Profile Settings

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06-19-2020 01:47 PM
MaryDavis1
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Can anyone provide some guidance on configuring the Profile settings in Collector for ArcGIS?  The default accuracy is set to 30 ft, but it seems like 10 or 20 ft would be better?  Is there any drawback in setting it lower?  Collector for ArcGIS - Profile Settings

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Kylie
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Hi Mary - The time it can be a drawback is if your accuracy isn't that good, it won't be automatically used for collection.

For example, when you start a new collection, a point is added to the map at your location. If your accuracy requirement isn't met, this won't happen. Instead, you'd have to add the point yourself.


If you are doing streaming, points are only collected while accuracy is met.

This can be good: if you weren't aware of your accuracy, and you do have requirements on what it needs to be to use a location, it stops you from collecting data that you don't want (because of its accuracy). But if you don't have accuracy requirements, and you would always use the data, having a lower value for required accuracy will lead to you having to override that accuracy requirement more often. 

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Kylie
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Hi Mary - The time it can be a drawback is if your accuracy isn't that good, it won't be automatically used for collection.

For example, when you start a new collection, a point is added to the map at your location. If your accuracy requirement isn't met, this won't happen. Instead, you'd have to add the point yourself.


If you are doing streaming, points are only collected while accuracy is met.

This can be good: if you weren't aware of your accuracy, and you do have requirements on what it needs to be to use a location, it stops you from collecting data that you don't want (because of its accuracy). But if you don't have accuracy requirements, and you would always use the data, having a lower value for required accuracy will lead to you having to override that accuracy requirement more often. 

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MaryDavis1
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Thanks, Kylie. That answers my question exactly! I was wondering what would happen if it couldn’t attain the accuracy set.