Spike Stories

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...

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...

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...

Spike Stories: Shore Tint Eliminates Safety Risks with Spike

Jared Becker, owner of Shore Tint in Sussex County, Delaware first became interested in the window film business as a teenager while watching his neighbor’s car get tinted. As a self-proclaimed ‘nosy kid’, Becker peppered the window film installer with questions, ultimately deciding he too wanted to go into that profession. Becker has been in the industry since 1989,...

Spike Stories: How Esri Broomfield’s Building Operations went from Guesstimation to Photo Verifiable Measurements with Spike

When your role encompasses building operations and facility management, taking measurements is a daily task. Whether it’s measuring damages for repair, windows for energy use, or renovations and office improvements, building operations needs to be able to quickly and safely capture measurements and a photographic record. However, some of those projects can be next to impossible to reach with...

Spike Stories: Carbon County, Utah Sees a Staggering Return on Investment from Collector ArcGIS and Spike

Collecting fast, safe and accurate measurements while in the field is a necessary and important task that all local governments face. For Carbon County, Utah, their GIS and Road Departments recently witnessed huge improvements in their field data collection processes when they started using Collector for ArcGIS with Spike – a mobile GIS and laser measurement solution. Daniel Campbell is...

Spike Stories: YESCO Reduces Surveying Costs With Spike

Ryan finds the Spike Cloud reduces the amount of time in the field. (Photo courtesy of Ryan Cain, YESCO) For Ryan Cain, YESCO branch manager of the St. George, Utah office, conducting site surveys for signage work was traditionally an expensive process, he says. Ryan would have to pull his team from other jobs to...