Path Surveyor is the software that runs on the handheld units. It allows information about existing items to be reviewed and edited, and new items to be added. Of course, Path Surveyor also gives you real GIS mapping in the field, not only for positioning items, but also a great navigation aid. The GIS mapping is coupled with a GPS receiver to give you precise positional information. You enter data using the same techniques as in CAMS, and like CAMS the fields are highly configurable.
Take photos on your survey, and they will be linked in to the records, enabling them to be viewed from CAMS. The transfer process ensures that both CAMS and Path Surveyor are in step, and ensures that all the data you collect on survey will fit perfectly into CAMS.
Particularly for users who carry out frequent surveys, or who have a long network to survey, exeGesIS recommend the use of Nomad 800LC units as the hardware of choice. The rugged construction of these units renders them water- and shock- resistant, and they also have an integrated GPS receiver. A 2-megapixel digital camera is also integrated in this unit, so photo references are always safely linked to their parent records. The Nomad units also have higher memory & storage capacity and faster processors than many other units available, and the USB host connector allows a memory stick to be attached for backup purposes.
We are able to source these units for clients, and supply them with Path Surveyor pre-installed. Please contact Jon Young
(01874 713068) or Simon Allen
(01874 713076) for costs and further details.
For users on a tight budget, Path Surveyor can also be run on standard less rugged PDAs, such as the Mio 360s, but these do not have the same features as the Nomad units.