SI evaluated mobile data collection platforms and selected TerraGo Magic. TerraGo Magic not only offered the same operationally-proven, field-tested features of TerraGo Edge, including out of the box support for Trimble receivers, smart forms and GIS integration, but also allowed SI to build its own customized app with branding, interface and feature settings flexibly adapted to their needs, without writing any code..
SI experts collect, analyze and share a wealth of data elements from each site, hundreds of data elements on a single form in fact. With smart forms, SI is able to create a form field flow with embedded data logic, not unlike a Turbo Tax questionnaire that eliminates unnecessary fields from cluttering the user experience and data capture.
The TerraGo Magic app also delivers advanced GPS features and includes the Trimble ® GNSS Direct SDK to deliver high-accuracy positioning data from Trimble's survey-grade receivers to iOS® and Android® mobile devices. This gives SI the flexibility to achieve the required accuracy with the most cost-effective approach, whether an inspector needs to capture sub-meter or even centimeter-level precision. With Bluetooth wireless connectivity, SI can deploy receivers whenever and wherever needed, while also enabling personnel to leverage on-board GPS for tasks where survey-grade performance isn't required. With cloud-based data synchronization, SI can update databases, GIS platforms and provide customers with on-demand reports from the field.