Soft GNSS, A Game Changer For Mobile GIS

06.19.2018

Trimble's Latest Mapping Solution, Trimble Catalyst.

Trimble’s latest mapping solution, Trimble Catalyst, has changed the game for high accuracy data collection.Catalyst is Trimble’s first Soft GNSS Solution, enabling On-Demand GNSS on your existing device.So what exactly is a Soft GNSS Solution?

Soft GNSS is a software defined GNSS solution.This means that accuracy is no longer determined by the receiver you purchase.Traditionally, when purchasing a GNSS receiver, the decision is driven primarily by the accuracy of the available receivers.However, the Trimble Catalyst DA1 is the only antenna that can fit any need based on accuracy.With Trimble Catalyst, the level of corrections is determined by the subscription level. Therefore, the GNSS signals are processed on your device through the Trimble Corrections Hub based on your subscription.This process allows the user to change the accuracy of their device based on their selected subscription.Subscriptions can be changed any time.

The Trimble Catalyst DA1 antenna is a compact and light-weight antenna with a price tag much lower than traditional receivers.The antenna is designed to mount on a range pole, just like a traditional GNSS antenna.Getting started with the Catalyst is a very quick process simple because of its design.

ArcGIS Online is an industry proven solution for mobile GIS, utilizing BYOD (Bring your own device). However, the problem with a cell phone or tablet is that it does not have location accuracies acceptable for proper data collection.Pairing Catalyst with Esri’s Collector transforms the traditional cell phone or tablet into a high-accuracy GNSS receiver.Trimble and Esri are both well-known, proven and respected providers of GIS and GNSS solutions. Combining Esri’s expertise in GIS and Trimble’s expertise in GNSS Technology into a BYOD solution is a game changer for Mobile GIS.See how Seneca Resources, an oil and gas exploration company, combined these technologies to change their field data collection and enhance their GIS in the video below.


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