The long wait is over! Esri has released their new version of Collector for ArcGIS that allows for high-accuracy data collection with the aid of an external Bluetooth receiver (iOS, Android, and Windows 10 markets only)!
This latest release for the Android system marks the completion of phased roll outs of version 10.4.0. In July, Esri released the iOS platform version, and continued in August when they released the Windows 10 platform version.
The new version 10.4.0 brings:
- Connect to a high accuracy GPS receiver (Like the Trimble R1 or Trimble R2) to improve the spatial accuracy of your data.
- Create a location profile when using a correction service so that you can transform coordinates between projections.
- Record GPS metadata on the features you collect so that you know how accurate they are.
- Visualize the quality of location information on top of the map.
- Zoom in beyond the resolution of your basemap.
- Preserve location and direction information in the photos that you attach to features.
- Collect and update data using the map or GPS.
- Download maps to your device and work offline.
- Collect points, lines, areas, and related data.
- Fill out easy-to-use, map-driven forms.
- Attach photos to your features.
- Use professional-grade GPS receivers.
- Search for places and features.
- Track and report where you’ve been.
Wanting to transition from a “cabled” collection platform like ArcPad? We can help! Check out this blog post!
So what’s next? Esri will have a 10.4.1 release coming that is focused on key bug fixes as well as integration with Workforce for ArcGIS on the Android and Windows 10 platforms.