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Configuring ArcGIS QuickCapture
for use with a Bad Elf Receiver

This article describes the process for configuring a Bad Elf receiver with ArcGIS Quick Capture. These instructions take you through a step-by-step process for connecting your Bad Elf receiver.

Bluetooth Pairing

The first step in the process is to ensure your phone or tablet is paired with the Bad Elf receiver. From your Bluetooth settings page either pair or confirm that you phone or tablet is paired with your specific Bad Elf receiver.

  • On your phone or tablet, go to the Settings function and select Bluetooth
  • Find your receiver by serial number
  • Tap the entry to pair
  • For the Bad Elf GPS Pro, GPS Pro+, and GNSS Surveyor, press the bottom button on the receiver
  • For the Bad Elf Flex, press the enter button (button with a circle) on the receiver
  • If prompted on your phone or tablet, click on Accept to complete the pairing process

Configuring ArcGIS QuickCapture

The next step in the process is to configure your Bad Elf receiver to operate directly with ArcGIS QuickCapture. You only need to complete this process once, unless you are using a different Bad Elf receiver.

  1. Start ArcGIS QuickCapture.
  2. On the main screen of ArcGIS QuickCapture, click on the icon at the top with your picture.



  3. A dialog will appear on the screen. Click on the option Settings.



  4. A settings screen appears similar to the one shown below.



  5. Click on the option Provider.
  6. ArcGIS QuickCapture provides a list of connected GPS sources. The list shows configured receivers. If your Bad Elf receiver is not on the list, click on your receiver serial number under the option choose a provider.



  7. The next screen provides options for settings you can adjust for your specified receiver.



  8. Click on the option Antenna Height



    For the Bad Elf GPS Pro, GPS Pro+, and GNSS Surveyor, enter 0 unless you are mounting the receiver on a pole.

    For the Bad Elf Flex, the ARP (antenna reference point) is 23cm above the base. If mounting on a 2 meter pole, enter 2.23m or 7.316ft.

  9. ArcGIS QuickCapture also provides an option to configure your altitude type. You may configure recorded altitude using this settings page.



  10. When you return to the provider menu, it will now show the Bad Elf receiver. Ensure there is a check mark next to your Bad Elf receiver in the list. If not, click on your receiver in the list to activate it.
  11. You may now return to the main menu of ArcGIS QuickCapture and begin data collection. All location delivered to ArcGIS QuickCapture comes from your Bad Elf receiver.

Note: When collecting data, ArcGIS QuickCapture alerts you to any loss of connection between your receiver and the phone or tablet.

Note: Screen layout and display content may vary between iOS and Android.