Spike News

Spike Stories: How Geographic Technologies Group Used Spike to Verify LiDAR Data for 3D Historic District Environment

Capturing the heights of over 350 buildings in 7 days in the field Geographic Technologies Group (GTG), an Esri Partner Network Gold member, is a full-service local government GIS consulting company with over 20 years of experience, 600 local government clients in the US and Canada, and the recipient of multiple Esri partner awards. GIS Analysts with GTG collaborate closely...

Spike Stories: El Paso Electric Asset Management Services Puts Safety First with Spike

Keeping field workers safe while saving time and bringing efficiencies to substation, transmission, and vegetation assessment projects Founded in 1901, El Paso Electric Company (EPE) is an electric utility providing generation, transmission, and distribution service to more than 400,000 retail and wholesale customers in a 10,000 square mile area of the Rio Grande valley in west Texas and southern New Mexico. EPE...

2019 Esri User Conference Recap

A Recap of all the Spike News Announced During the Esri UC The Spike team exhibited at the 2019 Esri User Conference in San Diego, California, which is a big event for global geospatial professionals and Esri users, boasting close to 20,000 attendees. During the conference we made several big announcements regarding Spike, so check out the recap below and...

Spike Stories: Using Spike to Measure Woodpecker Cavities for Wildlife Studies

Ph.D. Candidate with the University of Idaho Measures Tree Cavity Dimensions with +/-1 cm Accuracy Jessica M. Stitt, a Ph.D. Candidate with the Department of Fish & Wildlife Sciences at the University of Idaho, aspires for a career focused on the intersection between remote sensing and wildlife biodiversity. As part of her Ph.D. research, Stitt recently published an article in...

Spike Wins Improving Field Operations Award from Esri

ikeGPS Recognized at the 2019 Esri Partner Conference One year after announcing the integration of Spike with Esri’s Survey123 for ArcGIS®, ikeGPS was awarded the Improving Field Operations Award at the 2019 Esri Partner Conference. Spike with Survey123 is an easy and affordable mobile field data collection solution ideal for the novice to immediate field user, and has been deployed...

Video: CDOT Speeds Data Collection from Months to Minutes with Spike and Survey123

The Colorado Department of Transportation was an early adopter of the integration between Spike and Esri’s Survey123 for ArcGIS®. CDOT’s initial project was a signage inventory project, where they needed to measure over two thousand signs. Using their old method of laptops and pen and paper, this would have taken them months. By switching to an end-to-end mobile solution...

Spike Stories: J.S. Held Saves Significant Time on Damage Assessments and Inspections with Spike and Spex

For consultants with J.S. Held, leveraging technology is of utmost importance to effectively complete tasks and deliver top quality reports and documentation for their customers. J.S. Held is a multi-disciplinary national and international construction consulting firm, specializing in construction, property damage assessment, project and program management, forensic engineering, and environmental consulting services. With more and more of the world’s leading...

ikeGPS Partners with International Esri Distributors in Spain, Thailand, Morocco

Expanding Availability of Integrated Solution of Spike and Survey123 for ArcGIS ikeGPS announces new distribution agreements for Spike with three of Esri’s International Partners, expanding upon the early success witnessed by Esri in the US. These agreements make Spike, a smart laser measurement solution, available to Esri’s user communities in Spain, Thailand, Cambodia, Myanmar, Lao, Vietnam, and Morocco, supporting the...

Top Six Spike Applications for Municipalities and Counties

The adoption of Spike by municipalities and counties is growing quickly, and it’s no surprise considering how many different applications there are for Spike. Many of these applications require the collection of both location and measurement data, and the ability to update these assets in a geodatabase. Since Spike is cost effective and easy to use, it’s also easy to...