User Stories

We've compiled a selection of stories from Catalyst users covering a diverse range of applications but each with a common theme—Catalyst contributing to a successful project.

Featured User Stories

  • Pattle Delamore Partners Ltd

    New Zealand

    Using GPS in smartphones was simply not accurate enough and surveying the locations using traditional survey methods was not economically viable. Given that for many projects centimeter level accuracy is not mandated, PDP sought a viable alternative to precision height surveys.

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  • City of Centennial

    Colorado, USA

    City of Centennial partnered with global engineering company CH2M to manage its public works ranging from traffic engineering to fiber optic cable to snow removal. The successful public-private partnership has allowed the city and CH2M to streamline processes using a system—Catalyst running Esri Collector—that adjusts service quantities based on changing priorities and demands.

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  • Dillon Consulting

    Ontario, Canada

    Carrying equipment is part of a field tech's job. But with the introduction of software-defined GNSS receivers, that job may have gotten easier. Crews can now navigate woodland areas and rocky terrain carrying little more than a smartphone. Canadian GIS specialists tested this new technology while bushwhacking their way through a jungle-like site to chart a trail for a cancer fundraiser. It was a project with many roadblocks but they met the challenges in record time.

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  • Augview

    Auckland, New Zealand

    Augview, an augmented reality software development company, uses software GNSS with their Android app to help document highly accurate positions for buried assets. Catalyst addresses the 'drift' of 3D models when viewed on the displays of smartphones.

  • Cold Spring Construction

    New York, USA

    Cold Spring Construction's Ryan Forrestel provides a glimpse into the augmented reality future of onsite construction visualization. (Currently in Beta).

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