Collect Hard to Reach Assets Safely and Efficiently with Laser Tech and ArcGIS Field Maps on iOS
Laser Tech TruPulse® laser rangefinders in-conjunction with an Eos Arrow Series™ GNSS receiver can be used as a mobile laser-mapping solution enabling field crews to easily, quickly, and safely capture an asset’s location remotely (i.e. Offsets).
Who Needs This Solution
This laser offset mapping solution is for field crews that need to map hard-to-occupy assets without occupying every single point. This solution is common and ideal when assets are located on busy highways, streets, alleyways, under building eves, swamplands/vegetation, downtown areas, and in other hard-to-reach, unsafe, or GNSS-impaired environments.
What is an Offset
An offset is the combination of a distance and direction. Combining a recorded GPS position with the associated distance and direction to your object ensures high-accuracy positioning data.
LaserGIS applies offsets to features by recording both a GNSS position and associated distance and direction to the object of interest. This workflow option allows the user to stay at one location and record the offsets and attributes of all features within sight before moving to the next location.
-iOS device with Eos Tools Pro app
Choose From 3 Laser Mapping Workflows to Meet Your Accuracy Requirements
- TruPulse 200X laser
- Workflow steps:
- Occupy Control Point 1 in safe area and position it with GNSS
- Aim and shoot remote feature
- Occupy Control Point 2 in a safe area and position it with GNSS
- Aim and shoot to remote feature
- Occupy Backsight point and record your position with GNSS
- Occupy Control Point 2 and record your position with GNSS
- Aim and shoot position to Backsight
- Aim and shoot to remote feature
- TruPulse 360/R laser
- Workflow Steps
- Locate yourself in a safe area
- Record your position with GNSS
- Aim and shoot
- Manually enter distance/azimuth/inclination values
-Refer to the Laser Tech guide, here.
-Learn more about “Ensuring Quality GNSS Laser Offsets” with this white paper.
Collect Data Safely and Efficiently with Laser Tech and ArcGIS Survey123
Laser Tech’s TruPoint 300 laser distance meter can auto-input measurements directly into this form-centric solution. This enables users to easily create, share, and analyze data. The TruPoint 300 measurements are available as a text output and sent directly into any text form. Distances, height tracking, diameters, width results and much more can be transferred into Survery123.
Open a form and position the cursor in the field, the measurement results will populate into that field. By pressing the transfer button on the laser, the TruPoint 300 connects to a device as a keyboard.
In addition, Laser Tech TruPulse laser rangefinder measurements can be populated into a smart form manually.
Laser Tech combined with Esri products are ideal for field workers, surveyors, and mapping professionals to produce greater accuracy, efficiency, and safety.
Required components include:
-TruPoint 300 Laser
-ArcGIS Survey 123
-Configure the TruPoint 300 Bluetooth Settings to Numeric only or Alpha-numeric output
-Select Cursor and Decimal format.
-Connect laser to mobile device via Bluetooth.
-Perform function on TruPoint 300, open App and position cursor in the form.
-Transfer measurement data to app and confirm.
For more information:
- Operational Efficiency
- Field Service Management
- Risk Management
- Asset Tracking and Analysis
- Facility Management
- Architecture, Engineering, and Construction
- Electric and Gas Utilities
- Natural Resources
- ArcGIS Apps
- ArcGIS Online
o Required Hardware equipment
- TruPulse laser rangefinder model: 200, 200X, 360 & 360R
-MapStar TruAngle for Range-Backsight workflow
- Arrow GNSS Receiver
- iOS Device
- Recommend Accessories:
- Laser brackets
- Required software:
- Eos Tools Pro app
- ArcGIS Collector or ArcGIS Field Maps
- ArcGIS Survey123 data collection
- Required hardware:
- TruPoint 300
- Smart device
- Required software
- ArcGIS Survey123
January 26th, 2021