The ProStar Solution consists of two tightly integrated software products via secure REST APIs, a desktop application called PointMan® that is on the cloud and used to manage and display the data and a mobile data collection and display application. PointMan provides the ability to communicate and share data in real-time. Data imported by PointMan can be displayed, searched, sorted, filtered, and shared on both desktop and mobile applications.
The ability to integrate high-end GNSS receivers enables clients to leverage existing hardware investments and allows them to seamlessly embed ProStar’s software solutions within their organizations. PointMan includes tools and features for survey, photo, sketch, and form creation workflows.
During the implementation, a comparison of data quality, accuracy, and ease of use was made by running the ProStar data collection processes in parallel with Trimble hardware and software solutions. Contractors and field workers were asked to use GPS/GNSS receivers and tablets to evaluate ProStar’s PointMan software solutions to collect, store and visualize utility information. The project looked at the integration with multiple survey data collectors, real-time automated import/export of data, workflows, ease of use via field testing, attributing, and editing data, displaying data in CAD, and the addition of data layers.