Which EOS GPS receiver to get?

Please refer to the comparison chart at the following link:

https://eos-gnss.com/comparison-chart/

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Some GPS/GNSS receivers compatible with iPad and iPhone devices

Recently Geneq Inc. announced their new SXBlue Platinum GNSS receiver.

As you know, the accuracy of the work performed using an iOS GPS/GIS app depends on the GPS receiver used. The assisted GPS provided by the iOS devices are not adequate for serious work that are based on accurate locations. External GPS receivers with much better precision abound, but only a limited number of them are compatible with the iOS devices. Following are links to information on some of the external Bluetooth GPS/GNSS receivers that can work with iPad and iPhone devices. Not sureprisingly, higher precision equates to a higher price tag.

http://www.sxbluegps.com/product/platinum/

http://www.eos-gnss.com/arrow-gold-safertk-gnss/#1457391744922-32431e8d-bc6aef4f-4b59

http://gps.dualav.com/explore-by-product/xgps150a/

https://bad-elf.com/pages/be-gps-2200-detail

https://buy.garmin.com/en-US/US/p/109827#specs

10/14/16 Renting iSXBlue II GNSS or EOS Arrow receiver

“Although the buying price for the iSXBlue II GNSS is too high for our project, I did find a company in OH, that would rent it to me for a very decent price for a week.”

This user informed us that http://www.fondriest.com/ has iSXBlue II GNSS for rent. It looks like they also have EOS Arrow for rent.

If you have a temporary short project to do that requires the use of a higher precision GPS receiver, this could be a viable solution.

How to set up iCMTGIS PRO to work with EOS Arrow Receivers

A video is worth a thousand lines of text. 🙂
http://www.eos-gnss.com/setting-icmtgis-pro-use-eos-arrow-receiver/

I have an iPad Air and I’m considering purchasing a better quality gps antenna to connect. Will this app (Deed Calls & Stakeout) support an external antenna like the bad elf surveyor?

Our iOS apps support external GPS receivers that are compatible with the iPad. The Deed Calls & Stakeout app will get the GPS position data that the Bad Elf Surveyor sends to the iPad.

According to the Bad Elf GPS manufacturer, “The Bad Elf GNSS Surveyor delivers ~1-meter positioning out of the box to the iPad for use in GIS, mapping, agriculture, and survey activities.”

Our iOS apps do not provide differential correction capability.

How do I get the iGPSGIS II APP to talk to the Geneq iSXBlue?

To use the external GPS, make sure you have turned on Location Service for the iGPSGIS II app under Privacy of your iPhone Settings.

On the main Map View screen there is a GPS icon. Tap on that icon to turn on the GPS function. If your iSXBlue is turned on and functioning, you should see the GPS marker displayed on the screen to indicate your current position.
Additional information about using an external GPS receiver is posted on this blog site at:
http://wp.me/p1v4kh-tj

 

Is there a more accurate GPS receiver to use with your apps?

As you know, the built-in GPS of the iPhone and iPad with GPS are not quite accurate. It is adequate for helping you get to the vicinity of a target location or for mapping a large area to obtain the acreage. The next best thing to do is to connect the iPhone or iPad to a compatible external consumer-grade GPS device that provides 1-3 m or 3-5 m accuracy. The Dual XGPS150A, Garmin GLO GPS + GLONASS and Bad Elf Pro belong to this category.

To obtain sub-meter accuracy using your iPad or iPhone with our apps, such as iCMTGIS II, iGPSGIS II, Utility Data Collection, Farming GPS GIS, Forester GPS GIS, Stakeout iCMT, Deed Calls & Stakeout, etc., there is an iSXBlue GNSS supplied by Geneq Inc. that will work with these devices via Bluetooth connection though it is rather expensive.  Please click on this link to see the product description. (2015 Edit: EOS Arrow will also work with iOS devices.)