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American Water implements Geocollector, Pathfinder

USA: American Water, the investor-owned water utility in the United States, has selected the GeoCollector and Trimble GPS Pathfinder ProXH receiver solutions for field data collection. The GeoCollector and ProXH solutions combine GIS software and GPS hardware that make it easy to collect sub-foot position and descriptive information about assets in the field and efficiently transfer the information to a utility’s central database.

The GeoCollector solution combines ESRI’s ArcPad mobile data collection software, the Trimble GPScorrect extension for ArcPad, and the Trimble GeoXH handheld from the GeoExplorer 2008 series GPS unit. The Trimble ProXH GPS receiver solution is used in conjunction with a field computer and Trimble’s GPScorrect extension for ArcPad. Both solutions provide better information and streamline data collection workflows to reduce data management costs and provide a highly accurate method for collecting positional data.

The GeoCollector and ProXH solutions leverage standardization on ESRI GIS technology, which includes ArcGIS Desktop and ArcGIS Server. “Standardizing on ESRI software, along with GeoCollector and ProXH, provides benefits in the areas of asset management, operational planning, sharing information with field-workers, and creating a comprehensive view of assets and operations for managers,” said Howard Crothers, senior account executive for ESRI.