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2016 Holiday Gift Guide for Geo Geeks

2016 Holiday Gift Guide for Geo Geeks

05 December 2016 by Cory MacVie

Need gift ideas for those who love geography? Here's 15 gifts they are sure to love!

Using mapFeeder & Fulcrum for Data Collection & Management

Using mapFeeder & Fulcrum for Data Collection & Management

31 August 2016 by Blaine Hackett

Learn how to connect mapFeeder and Fulcrum together for Seamless Location Data Management & Field Data Collection

Integration and Dashboard Tools with Google Sheets

Integration and Dashboard Tools with Google Sheets

26 July 2016 by Joe Larson

Part 5 in our spreadsheet series. A review of different ways you can integrate Google Sheets into your dashboard visualizations and existing workflows.

What's New in the World of Geospatial Gaming 2016

What's New in the World of Geospatial Gaming 2016

13 July 2016 by RJ Jacques

A follow-up to our incredibly popular post from last year, covering new games that use geospatial data in innovative ways.

Charting and Exploring Your Data

Charting and Exploring Your Data

27 June 2016 by Joe Larson

A look at the easy to use Explore feature of Google Sheets and how you can quickly generate charts. Part 4 in our spreadsheets series.

Fulcrum Data Shares and the Tableau Web Data Connector

Fulcrum Data Shares and the Tableau Web Data Connector

10 June 2016 by Joe Larson

Use a Web Data Connector to integrate your Fulcrum data with Tableau.

Sharing and Publishing to the Web

Sharing and Publishing to the Web

02 June 2016 by Joe Larson

A dive into the powerful collaboration functions of Google Sheets and how you can publish tables and charts on the web. Part 3 in our spreadsheets series.

The Power of Google Sheets

The Power of Google Sheets

26 May 2016 by Coleman McCormick

The case for bringing your spreadsheets to the cloud with Google Sheets. Part 2 in our spreadsheets series.

A Primer on Spreadsheets and Visualization

A Primer on Spreadsheets and Visualization

23 May 2016 by Coleman McCormick

A primer on spreadsheets and data visualization, part 1 in our series on getting the most out of spreadsheets.

Reconstructing The Record Editor

Reconstructing The Record Editor

04 May 2016 by Tim Campbell

Our redesigned record editor features vast improvements in speed, clarity, and usability.

Easy Floor Plans with RoomScan

Easy Floor Plans with RoomScan

26 February 2016 by Cory MacVie

Creating Floor Plans have never been easier with RoomScan. Just hold you phone up to each wall.

Time Series Visualization Using CARTO & Torque

Time Series Visualization Using CARTO & Torque

20 December 2015 by Coleman McCormick

Using CARTO's Torque time series data visualization engine to create animations of Fulcrum data over time.

2015 Holiday Gift Guide for Map Geeks

2015 Holiday Gift Guide for Map Geeks

11 December 2015 by Cory MacVie

Find the perfect gift for your favorite map geek in the 2015 Fulcrum Gift Guide.

iOS Automation with Workflow

iOS Automation with Workflow

01 December 2015 by Coleman McCormick

Using Workflow on iOS for automating tasks on mobile devices using script actions, app extensions, and integration between iOS applications.

Understanding Local Search: From Schemas to Snippets

Understanding Local Search: From Schemas to Snippets

29 October 2015 by RJ Jacques

Understand the elements involved with local search & how you can use them to your advantage.

Email Notifications with Embedded Maps

Email Notifications with Embedded Maps

14 October 2015 by Coleman McCormick

Sending email notifications from Fulcrum with embedded maps using Zapier.

Going The Distance: The Best Turn-By-Turn Navigation Apps

Going The Distance: The Best Turn-By-Turn Navigation Apps

21 September 2015 by Cory MacVie

Comparison of the three leading navigation apps available on the market for Android and iOS smartphones.

Review: Staying Secure with 1Password

Review: Staying Secure with 1Password

01 September 2015 by Coleman McCormick

We review the excellent 1Password application and discuss how it can help keep you safe and secure online.

Using Geospatial Data For Social Entertainment

Using Geospatial Data For Social Entertainment

31 August 2015 by RJ Jacques

Geospatial Gaming: Using Geospatial Data For Social Entertainment

GPSLogger for Android

GPSLogger for Android

18 August 2015 by Bryan McBride

Integrating Fulcrum and CARTO with GPSLogger for Android

Addresses and Geocoding: Comparing New & Old Methods

Addresses and Geocoding: Comparing New & Old Methods

10 August 2015 by Coleman McCormick

An in-depth comparison of geocoding, address, and coordinate systems.

Easy Team Collaboration: Integrating Moxtra With Fulcrum

Easy Team Collaboration: Integrating Moxtra With Fulcrum

31 July 2015 by Cory MacVie

Team collaboration platform Moxtra now has integration with Fulcrum. Setup Instructions

Tableau Basics: Data Vis with Fulcrum

Tableau Basics: Data Vis with Fulcrum

22 July 2015 by Katrina Engelsted

Dive into the basics of Tableau visualisations with your Fulcrum data

Manage Your Entire Mobile Workforce Remotely

Manage Your Entire Mobile Workforce Remotely

17 July 2015 by Cory MacVie

Find the Enterprise Mobility Management platform that is right for you.

Fun with Fulcrum: Integrating Slack for Team Sharing

Fun with Fulcrum: Integrating Slack for Team Sharing

10 July 2015 by Katrina Engelsted

Creating a virtual company culture with Slack and Fulcrum.

Pushing Fulcrum Data into ArcGIS Online

Pushing Fulcrum Data into ArcGIS Online

03 June 2015 by Cory MacVie

Learn how to push live collected field data directly into ArcGIS Online using Fulcrum

My Measures for Dimensions and Annotations

My Measures for Dimensions and Annotations

02 June 2015 by Coleman McCormick

Check out the excellent My Measures app for iOS and Android to annotate photos and calculate dimensions.

Conduct a Rapid Damage Assessment

Conduct a Rapid Damage Assessment

30 May 2015 by Cory MacVie

Learn how to conduct a damage assessment and expedite a disaster declaration faster than your current system.

Piping Data into Google Sheets

Piping Data into Google Sheets

29 May 2015 by Coleman McCormick

Load data into Google Sheets to create live-updating datasets.

Comparing Bluetooth GPS Devices

Comparing Bluetooth GPS Devices

22 May 2015 by Cory MacVie

Comparing Bluetooth GPS devices on the market for price comparison and feature capability.

Navigation and Mapping with Locus Map

Navigation and Mapping with Locus Map

06 May 2015 by Coleman McCormick

A walkthrough of the features in the powerful mapping sidekick app for Android, Locus Map.

Sending SMS from Fulcrum

Sending SMS from Fulcrum

04 May 2015 by Cory MacVie

Use Zapier and Twilio to Send SMS from your Fulcrum App

Annotate Fulcrum Photos with Skitch

Annotate Fulcrum Photos with Skitch

27 April 2015 by Cory MacVie

Annotate fulcrum photos quickly with skitch from Evernote

Maptime Albany

Maptime Albany

22 April 2015 by Bryan McBride

Maptime Albany kicks off with speakers from Fulcrum, Mapbox, AVAIL, and JIMAPCO!

Using GeoTIFFs for Offline Maps

Using GeoTIFFs for Offline Maps

21 April 2015 by Coleman McCormick

A helpful walkthrough to get you up and running using hi-res imagery in Fulcrum.

URL Actions for Integrating Mobile Apps

URL Actions for Integrating Mobile Apps

02 April 2015 by Bryan McBride

Support for URL actions in Fulcrum for iOS and Android allow you to integrate Fulcrum's data collection capabilities with other mobile apps.

GPS Testing with Bad Elf GNSS Surveyor

GPS Testing with Bad Elf GNSS Surveyor

22 March 2015 by Coleman McCormick

Getting better location data accuracy using the Bad Elf GNSS Surveyor with Fulcrum.

Connect Fulcrum to other Services with Zapier

Connect Fulcrum to other Services with Zapier

20 March 2015 by Coleman McCormick

Using Fulcrum with Zapier lets you connect your data to services like Dropbox, SMS, email, Google Drive, and more.

Fulcrum on the CARTO Marketplace

Fulcrum on the CARTO Marketplace

04 March 2015 by Bryan McBride

Fulcrum has officially launched on the CARTO Marketplace.

Mapping SpatialVideo Features in geojson.io

Mapping SpatialVideo Features in geojson.io

02 March 2015 by Bryan McBride

A simple Chrome extension for extracting features from SpatialVideo and mapping them in geojson.io.

Visualize Fulcrum Video Tracks With CARTO

Visualize Fulcrum Video Tracks With CARTO

26 February 2015 by Bryan McBride

A walkthrough showing how to use the CARTO tile server with Fulcrum.

GeoJSON Feature Styling in geojson.io

GeoJSON Feature Styling in geojson.io

23 February 2015 by Bryan McBride

How Fulcrum utilizes and contributes to open mapping tools.

RYOBI Phone Works and Fulcrum

RYOBI Phone Works and Fulcrum

20 February 2015 by Cory MacVie

Make your Ryobi Phone Works go further with Fulcrum. Inspection scope, rangefinders, moisture meters.

Indoor and Offline Mapping Made Easy

Indoor and Offline Mapping Made Easy

09 February 2015 by Cory MacVie

Demonstration of how to easily build indoor and offline layers for use with Fulcrum.

Importing ArcGIS Server Layers into Fulcrum

Importing ArcGIS Server Layers into Fulcrum

27 January 2015 by Jason Sanford

Using fulcrum-ags-import tool to import ArcGIS Server map data layers to Fulcrum.

How to Use a Thermal Camera with Fulcrum

How to Use a Thermal Camera with Fulcrum

19 January 2015 by Cory MacVie

Using FLIR ONE with Fulcrum for heater and furnace inspection, finding water leaks, and other thermal imagery practices.

Adding Photo Quality Settings on Android

Adding Photo Quality Settings on Android

05 January 2015 by Josh Kendrick

Illustrate some of the design decisions and development that went into adding the 'Photo Quality' setting to Fulcrum for Android.

Video Collection for OpenStreetMap

Video Collection for OpenStreetMap

11 November 2014 by Coleman McCormick

See how you can use Fulcrum SpatialVideo to collect data for OpenStreetMap editing.

Using ArcGIS Server in Fulcrum

Using ArcGIS Server in Fulcrum

11 November 2014 by Jason Sanford

Using ArcGIS Server in Fulcrum

Koomus K2 Mount with SpatialVideo

Koomus K2 Mount with SpatialVideo

09 October 2014 by Alex Helms

Review of Koomus smartphone mount for dashboard or windshield mounting.

Paper Is Great, but ....

Paper Is Great, but ....

29 September 2014 by Tara Murphy

How mobile data collection compares to the pen and paper alternative

Apple Watch and its Potential

Apple Watch and its Potential

18 September 2014 by Coleman McCormick

Thoughts on the Apple Watch, wearable devices, and the potential value for business productivity applications.

Mapping Graffiti in Berlin

Mapping Graffiti in Berlin

12 September 2014 by Tara Murphy

“Using Fulcrum to map locations of graffiti and street art in Germany.”

Integration With Google Apps Script

Integration With Google Apps Script

21 August 2014 by Bryan McBride

Utilizing Google Apps Script technology to customize Fulcrum.

Using Floor Plans for Indoor Mapping

Using Floor Plans for Indoor Mapping

18 August 2014 by Coleman McCormick

Check out this guide to creating floor plan facility maps for indoor mapping with Fulcrum.

GPS Accuracy Testing with Dual XGPS-150

GPS Accuracy Testing with Dual XGPS-150

08 July 2014 by Coleman McCormick

Experimenting with accuracy and precision of onboard smartphone GPS hardware and the Dual XGPS-150 Bluetooth GPS receiver.

Live Data Visualization with QGIS

Live Data Visualization with QGIS

12 May 2014 by Coleman McCormick

View data collected in the field in QGIS in real-time, for powerful QA, mapping, and analysis operations.

Using Offline Maps Online

Using Offline Maps Online

31 March 2014 by Jeremy Pastika

Offline maps can now be viewed in the Fulcrum web app.

Using Relations in QGIS with Fulcrum

Using Relations in QGIS with Fulcrum

12 March 2014 by Coleman McCormick

An overview on how you can use QGIS with data collected in Fulcrum to do visualization and analysis for free on the desktop.

Mobile Data Collection at RPI

Mobile Data Collection at RPI

26 February 2014 by Bryan McBride

Training tomorrow's engineers and scientists on modern data collection technology and best practices.

Fulcrum For Consulting Engineers

Fulcrum For Consulting Engineers

19 February 2014 by Bryan McBride

A look at the value of Fulcrum for Consulting Engineers.

Updating CARTO Data with Webhooks

Updating CARTO Data with Webhooks

03 February 2014 by Bryan McBride

Use Fulcrum to collect data in the field and display it in realtime using CARTO.

Field Reports for Raster Data: NOAA Charts

Field Reports for Raster Data: NOAA Charts

21 October 2013 by Coleman McCormick

Previously, we've discussed the concept of field reports and groundtruthing on top of raster data, & the simplicity of accomplishing this in Fulcrum.

Building Offline Maps from Hi-Res Imagery

Building Offline Maps from Hi-Res Imagery

03 September 2013 by Coleman McCormick

Learn how to find high-resolution, freely available imagery and build it into offline maps to use in the field with Fulcrum.

Creating Offline Map Layers for Android

Creating Offline Map Layers for Android

03 July 2013 by Andie Dodd

In the last few months we have expanded on offline maps, giving users the ability to add multiple layers on Android devices.

Customized PDF Report Templates

Customized PDF Report Templates

26 June 2013 by Coleman McCormick

Learn about Fulcrum's report-generation capability, enabling users to generate PDF reports from their desk or in the field.

Disaster Relief Experiments with FEMA at Camp Roberts

Disaster Relief Experiments with FEMA at Camp Roberts

15 May 2013 by Coleman McCormick

We spent the week out at Camp Roberts in CA, testing Fulcrum in the field with FEMA for disaster relief needs as part of the RELIEF field experiments.

Environmental Data Collection With Fulcrum

Environmental Data Collection With Fulcrum

26 November 2012 by Alex Helms

Environmental researchers, leave your clipboard at home! Fulcrum is your solution for field data collection!

Fulcrum Add-in for ArcGIS Desktop

Fulcrum Add-in for ArcGIS Desktop

13 November 2012 by Coleman McCormick

One of the integrations that many users, particularly in the GIS space, have asked for is the ability to bring their Fulcrum data into their ArcGIS workspace.

Using Leaflet for Interactive Web Mapping

Using Leaflet for Interactive Web Mapping

16 October 2012 by Chris Hall

There are several javascript libraries available for displaying maps, including Leaflet, which proudly stands out as one of the best available.

Tips To Help You Get the Most Out of Mobile Device

Tips To Help You Get the Most Out of Mobile Device

31 August 2012 by Alex Helms

Learn how to get the most out of your data collection efforts with Fulcrum and your mobile device

Offline Imagery in Fulcrum

Offline Imagery in Fulcrum

22 August 2012 by Patrick Wilson

Fulcrum was engineered to work in a completely disconnected state, meaning without any connection to cellular or wifi networks.

Editing Parcel Data With Fulcrum

Editing Parcel Data With Fulcrum

15 August 2012 by Patrick Wilson

Keeping track of code violations can take up a lot of time. With Fulcrum, we can make parcel data collection easy.

Using iTunes File Sharing to Add Custom Maps

Using iTunes File Sharing to Add Custom Maps

10 August 2012 by Patrick Wilson

Using iTunes file sharing to add custom maps and using custom maps offline is easy with Fulcrum.

Creating Offline Maps for Fulcrum using MOBAC

Creating Offline Maps for Fulcrum using MOBAC

09 August 2012 by Zac McCormick

Learn how to install MOBAC and configure it to create offline maps for use in Fulcrum

There's an app for that!

There's an app for that!

15 May 2012 by Patrick Wilson

Learn about some of the benefits of using Fulcrum for municipal & government mapping projects and much more!

Fulcrum for City Government Data Collection

Fulcrum for City Government Data Collection

26 March 2012 by Andie Dodd

Using Fulcrum for City Government data collection is far easier than the alternatives - Learn about some of the benefits of using Fulcrum for city mapping and much more