Laser Measurement Tool for Geospatial Applications

Update your geodatabase quickly and easily from your mobile device with an intelligent laser and Esri mobile solutions.

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Seamlessly Integrated with Survey123 and Esri Field Maps

We know that data collection projects can be daunting, especially with few resources and qualified teams. Spike is an affordable and easy-to-use smart laser measurement solution. It is seamlessly integrated with Esri’s ArcGIS® Survey123 and ArcGIS® Field Maps apps that you can use for many geospatial field applications. This solution is designed for novice to intermediate users, allowing you to train anybody to go into the field to capture GPS locations and measurements of objects.

Laser Measurement

When you use a tape measure, you need to stand at the object and extend it across the distance. With a laser measurement tool, you measure distances with a beam of light. Spike takes this concept a step further by pairing the tool with photos from your smart device. Spike can estimate an accurate reading of the objects you measure using your camera, GPS, and compass of your mobile device. Photo measurements by Spike are ± 1 percent accurate.


Common Verticals & Projects:

Some of the most common ways people in the geospatial industry use Spike are:

  • Transportation (more than 30% of state DOTs)
  • Disaster Response
  • Code Compliance and Inspections
  • Sign Inventory
  • Tax Assessments
  • Asset Management

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Why is this integration significant?

  • It’s the fastest and easiest way to update your geodatabase from the field
  • It significantly improves the economics of mobile field data collection projects by as much as 50%.
  • It helps you leverage your existing investments to mobile technology and Esri software.
  • It reduces equipment costs and eliminates licensing and maintenance fees.
  • It’s easy to adopt and scale.
  • It helps you to deploy more staff into the field by making measurements and location easier to collect.
  • It has safer field operations by measuring from a distance.
  • It minimizes errors with a photo-verifiable and authoritative record.
  • It’s compatible with third-party GNSS receivers.

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Compatible with Third-Party GNSS Receivers

Spike captures and stores the mobile device’s location and the target object’s location. The distance is offset along with a georeferenced image. Augment the accuracy of your location data by pairing Spike with leading third-party GNSS receivers. GNSS receivers tested and known to work with Spike are the Trimble R1, Bad Elf, Eos Arrow and Juniper Geode.

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Use Spike with Your Smartphone and Tablet

Spike attaches to any Android or Apple smartphone or tablet. We also sell a version specifically for devices with OtterBox® uniVERSE cases. Physically connect Spike to your device, then pair it via Bluetooth. Ensure that the mobile device you connect to the battery is charged and you can start measuring right away. Upload any photo measurements you take immediately to the Spike Cloud for safekeeping.

You can export measurements taken with your Spike as JPEG, PDF, KMZ and XML files. These files work with all of the software platforms you need, including ArcGIS, Adobe Illustrator and AutoCAD.

Benefits of the Spike Geospatial Laser Measurement Tool

Spike can help government organizations, non-profits, private companies and more with geospatial measurements. Some of the most beneficial features of Spike include:

  • Reduced time: Using Spike in the field will save you hours worth of time, typically between 50-60 percent.
  • Less equipment: Taking Spike to the measuring site is easier than taking large equipment like aerial lifts.
  • Easy learning: Figure out how to use Spike in less than an hour.
  • Fewer people: Send one person to the site with Spike instead of multiple with several pieces of equipment.
  • Faster quotes: Take measurements quickly and draw up a quote immediately, putting you first in line.
  • Digital content: Use digital images from Spike to develop polished proposals and quotes.
  • More visualization: Show clients the measurements rather than tell them.
  • Less revisits: Make corrections and updates to your measurements from the save Spike photos.

Using Spike, you’ll receive all of these benefits and more, including the fact that most people earn ROI within their first three to five uses.

Contact Us Today for More Information About Spike

Make accurate measurements with ease using Spike. Our product connects to your Apple or Android phones and tablets for simple transportation. Once you have Spike set up, snap a photo and start measuring anything from height and width to area. You can measure for multiple jobs and industries, from state DOT employees to cartographers, surveyors and urban planners.

We offer a 30-day money-back guarantee if you try our product and find it isn’t the right fit for your business. Our world-class customer support team works diligently to assist with Spike and the Spike Cloud. We also offer a one-year warranty for your product.

Try our award-winning measurement tool today. For more information about Spike, contact us online, by phone at 1-844-4-IKEGPS, or by browsing our online store!

$499 USD
  • 30-day money back guarantee

  • No app subscription

  • No maintenance fees

  • Quick ROI

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“We had tremendous cost savings by using Spike and using employees rather than an outside vendor.”

Jeff Vaughn

Zoning Inspection Supervisor
City of Winston-Salem, North Carolina

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