i-Tree Mobile Data Collection
Mobile Data Collection
Smartphones and other web-enabled mobile devices
The mobile data collection system, available in i-Tree Streets and Eco, is designed to work with newer web-enabled mobile devices. This is not an app or program that is loaded on a smartphone or tablet. The mobile web form system runs on a device's web browser and relies on internet connectivity, web browser functionality and data caching capability.
You can test your device's data collection and caching capability by using the airplane mode to see how it will function when connectivity is lost.
Hand held devices such as PDAs can still be used with current i-Tree applications. The PDA utilities are developed to run on a .NET 2.0 framework which is included in the i-Tree installation. Due to device variability, users may occasionally discover inconsistencies running the PDA utility on some devices.
PDA devices with the following base specifications are recommended for optimal performance and compatibility with i-Tree applications:
Requirements for GPS devices
Collecting GPS coordinates during an i-Tree Streets project is entirely optional. GPS-enabled PDA devices running the Windows Mobile 5.0 to 6.5 operating system or compatible devices paired with NMEA Bluetooth or serial GPS devices may be used.
i-Tree Streets users have successfully used the Trimble Juno SB, Trimble Nomad, Pharos Traveler 525 and MWg Zinc II, among others. Functionality of GPS devices can differ, however, and some devices may not operate as well as others. For example, the Pharos m619 GPS does not work properly with Streets and is currently not recommended.
The GPS functionality of your smartphone or tablet can also be used with i-Tree Streets.