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WITH COLLECTOR, WE HAD A

FIELD-READY TOOL AND APP WITH

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able to come back to that asset based on
the GPS data.
From the beginning, we knew we
would need an external GPS receiver
and it wasn't going to be an inexpensive
purchase. After due diligence on
specifications, we chose the submeter
performance of the Arrow 100. Before we
purchased it, we rented the receiver for
a couple of days to test it with Collector
and the iPad. We liked three features on
the Arrow 100: it was certified by Apple
to work with the iPad, it had Class 1
Bluetooth transmission (farther connection
range) and beyond the correction that
the receiver provides, it could connect to
the Ohio Department of Transportation
(ODOT) RTK network and achieve very
high accuracy. Also positive was the speed
the receiver would connect to satellites
(<60 sec) and its very quick response
to taking points. The days of waiting 30
seconds to get a point were over - points
came as fast as you could hit the buttons.
ESRI's release of Collector 10.4,
which included support for high accuracy
external receivers, put on the finishing
touches - metadata could now be

CAPABILITIES THAT OUTWEIGHED THE
HANDHELDS WE USED PREVIOUSLY.
OUR STAFF NOW HAD THE OPTION
OF CHECKING EMAIL AND WEATHER,
SENDING PICTURES, AND THE ABILITY TO
USE OTHER APPS.

captured and passed to the attribute field
of features.
The other feature that proved valuable
was the correction profile setting that
allows datum transformations. Many
counties and states have their data on
the state plane coordinate system. Here
in Ohio, the ODOT has their correction
service set up on NAD 83. In order
for me to use that correctly, I need
to transform the datum to make sure
everything matches. Once you have
this set up, the corrections are made on

the fly. This allows you to achieve very high
accuracy collection.
In the end, we invested around $3,700. We
did have the yearly maintenance subscription
for our seat of Desktop Basic, which afforded
us one free account to ArcGIS Online. We
used that account to initially test and set up
our online maps. We have since acquired a
five-seat license for ArcGIS Online so we can
deploy multiple iPads in the field and allow
office staff to take advantage of our online
maps. All of our maps can be accessible to
anyone within the organization. ‚óŹ

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Rural Water - Quarter 4, 2017

From the President
Moving Forward with Workforce Development
Managing and Working in a Multi-Generational Workforce
Veterans in the Water Industry
New Online Database Provides Misleading Information for Tap Water Customers
WaterPro Rocks Reno
Finance: How to Start Saving for Retirement
Technology: Rural Water District Finds Effective GIS Support
Regulatory Update
A Day in the Life of a Circuit Rider: Rita Clary, Kansas Rural Water Association
Up the Creek: Of Birds and Men
Index to Advertisers/ Advertisers.com
From the CEO
Rural Water - Quarter 4, 2017 - intro
Rural Water - Quarter 4, 2017 - cover1
Rural Water - Quarter 4, 2017 - cover2
Rural Water - Quarter 4, 2017 - 3
Rural Water - Quarter 4, 2017 - 4
Rural Water - Quarter 4, 2017 - 5
Rural Water - Quarter 4, 2017 - 6
Rural Water - Quarter 4, 2017 - 7
Rural Water - Quarter 4, 2017 - 8
Rural Water - Quarter 4, 2017 - 9
Rural Water - Quarter 4, 2017 - 10
Rural Water - Quarter 4, 2017 - From the President
Rural Water - Quarter 4, 2017 - Moving Forward with Workforce Development
Rural Water - Quarter 4, 2017 - 13
Rural Water - Quarter 4, 2017 - 14
Rural Water - Quarter 4, 2017 - 15
Rural Water - Quarter 4, 2017 - Managing and Working in a Multi-Generational Workforce
Rural Water - Quarter 4, 2017 - 17
Rural Water - Quarter 4, 2017 - 18
Rural Water - Quarter 4, 2017 - 19
Rural Water - Quarter 4, 2017 - 20
Rural Water - Quarter 4, 2017 - 21
Rural Water - Quarter 4, 2017 - Veterans in the Water Industry
Rural Water - Quarter 4, 2017 - 23
Rural Water - Quarter 4, 2017 - 24
Rural Water - Quarter 4, 2017 - New Online Database Provides Misleading Information for Tap Water Customers
Rural Water - Quarter 4, 2017 - 26
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Rural Water - Quarter 4, 2017 - WaterPro Rocks Reno
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Rural Water - Quarter 4, 2017 - 34
Rural Water - Quarter 4, 2017 - Finance: How to Start Saving for Retirement
Rural Water - Quarter 4, 2017 - 36
Rural Water - Quarter 4, 2017 - Technology: Rural Water District Finds Effective GIS Support
Rural Water - Quarter 4, 2017 - 38
Rural Water - Quarter 4, 2017 - 39
Rural Water - Quarter 4, 2017 - 40
Rural Water - Quarter 4, 2017 - Regulatory Update
Rural Water - Quarter 4, 2017 - 42
Rural Water - Quarter 4, 2017 - 43
Rural Water - Quarter 4, 2017 - 44
Rural Water - Quarter 4, 2017 - A Day in the Life of a Circuit Rider: Rita Clary, Kansas Rural Water Association
Rural Water - Quarter 4, 2017 - Up the Creek: Of Birds and Men
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Rural Water - Quarter 4, 2017 - Index to Advertisers/ Advertisers.com
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