Data collection for Land Surveyors is a seriously important process and the Data Collector you choose may have an effect on the accuracy of the data you collect.
All data collectors are "electronic field books” which record and calculate points surveyed in the field. Data Collection devices work not only with GPS receivers, but also robotic and manual total stations, and digital levels. All data collectors electronically capture and log spatial information and coordinate data in the field, which is then taken back to the office and downloaded to your compatible office software platform or CAD program for post-processing of the data you collected.
It is important to note that the model of data collector you choose will be at least in part determined by the data collection software you currently run in the field (or intend to run in the future), and vice versa. Your data collector hardware must be compatible with your data collection software, which must also be compatible with your office software