Bad Elf's accessories meet the requirements of Apple's MFi program. Our engineering team tests extensively with each new product release of the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Developers with deep domain expertise and great design acumen combine Bad Elf with iOS, Android, and Windows devices to create the ultimate user experience.
Our products provide rock-solid GPS regardless of cellular service. Wifi only device, no problem. Use your GPS position in any location aware app.
Bad Elf has been working with the Collector for ArcGIS team at Esri to provide reliable and highly accurate location services directly to the Collector for ArcGIS mobile applications across various platforms (iOS, Android, and Windows). The Bad Elf GNSS Surveyor was designed and built to provide mapping grade accuracy of about one meter when used with the built-in SBAS + PPP. The GNSS Surveyor receiver, combined with Collector for ArcGIS, delivers an affordable solution for GIS data collection and mapping with the benefit of higher accuracy.
With the new high performance features built directly into the Collector for ArcGIS app, Bad Elf now supplies additional metadata directly; maximizing the quality of your field data.
For more information on working with Collector, see our GIS Resources.
Obtaining high quality geographic information systems (GIS) data depends on effective field data collection. Poor field collection wastes labor resources and ultimately undermines the value of your GIS database.GPS receiver capabilities range from survey grade (centimeter level accuracy) to consumer grade (~5-meter level accuracy). Of course, this demands a cost-benefit tradeoff ranging from free to prohibitively expensive for most educational institutions. Between these two extremes lies mapping grade GPS, which delivers 1 meter accuracy.When students learn the concepts of designing a GIS, they must consider more than the storage, manipulation, and analysis of spatial data. Effective and reliable collection of field data enables successful development of a complete GIS strategy. Traditionally, only survey grade equipment could deliver sufficient capabilities to...
Update (19-DEC-2016): This issue has been fixed in iOS 10.2. If you still have trouble connecting more than two iOS devices to a single Bad Elf GPS unit after updating to 10.2, please contact our support team. Summary: If you need to connect more than two iOS devices simultaneously to your Bad Elf GPS receiver, avoid upgrading to iOS 10 if you have not already done so. After several customer reports we've verified that there is an issue preventing more than two devices running iOS 10 from connecting simultaneously to a single Bad Elf GPS receiver. This affects all of our Bluetooth GPS receivers, as well as those from other manufacturers. Some additional notes: The Bluetooth status screen on our LCD will show "(MAX)"...