Spike: Photo-based Measurements
For Geospatial Applications














Spike is a smart laser measurement solution for all types of geospatial applications. With Spike, you can quickly measure the width, height and area of objects, such as buildings or other assets, simply by taking a photo from your smartphone or tablet. In addition, you can measure the distance between two points and quickly and safely capture a target’s location, your location, and a georeferenced image of the target. Data collected with Spike can be imported into GIS software including Collector for ArcGIS® and Survey123 for ArcGIS®. The Spike device and Spike mobile app transform your smartphone or tablet into a comprehensive geospatial measurement solution.

Bringing Measurements Within Reach

Cut Costs


Cut your field data acquisition costs.
Capture remote GPS location and
measurements during
field surveys without ladders,
bucket trucks or expensive
GPS equipment.

Increase Productivity


Replace expensive and complicated GPS
handheld devices with Spike and get more
of your staff into the field. All it takes is one
person to collect location and measurement
data for a project, allowing you to grow your
field data collection, inspection and
reporting capacity. End user confidence is
increased by using the photo documentation.

Save Time


Collect data faster with Spike, reducing your field collection and measurement time to minutes. Faster data collection time leads to faster turnaround for reports and analyses. Photos and measurements are stored in either the mobile app or Spike Cloud, and can be organized into files or remeasured. No return trips are needed
for additional measurements.

Improve Reporting


With Spike, you can capture 5x more geospatial data than commercial smartphones and tablets. By capturing real-time measurements from a photo, including GPS location, distance, length and square footage, you can provide more accurate surveillance, inspection, reporting and analysis.

Integrate with ArcGIS®


All of the data collected with Spike can be imported into Collector for ArcGIS and Survey123 for ArcGIS while in the field or
back at the office. When cataloging a feature or an asset, you can include the Spike photo with measurements so the full
history with photos is easily accessible.

Safer Field Operations


Capture measurements with Spike from a safe location and distance. There is no need to access the object in order to take measurements. Simply stand at a safe distance, aim the Spike laser at the object you wish to measure, and take a photo from your smartphone or tablet.

The Spike device pairs with your smartphone or tablet via Bluetooth. Spike’s laser rangefinder works jointly with your smartphone or tablet’s camera, GPS, compass and connection to the Internet.

Photo Measure:
Real-time Measurements
From a Photo

Once on-site, capture a photo of an object, such as a building, using your smartphone or tablet and Spike. Then, draw measurements on the photo, such as area, height, width, and length using the Spike mobile app or the Spike Cloud. These measurements can be used to determine building heights, and dimensions of windows and doors for urban tactical operations.

Measure the Distance
Between Two Points

Point-to-Point Measurements help you determine what size equipment you need for access, how much distance you need to cover or the dimensions of a landing zone. Aim Spike at an object, such as the base of a building, and take a photo. Then, aim and take a photo of your second object, such as adjacent ground cover. Spike will calculate the distance and slope between those two points.

Export & Share
Photos &

Measurements are saved with the photo and can be exported from the Spike app or Cloud in industry standard formats, including JPG, PDF, KMZ, Spike file (XML) or sharable URL. Photos and measurements collected with Spike can be imported into GIS software including Collector for ArcGIS and Survey123 for ArcGIS. You can easily access your original photo at any time via the Spike app or your browser to view or remeasure the photo.

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Frontier Precision has a 30-year plus track record of helping you provide a measure of excellence. It all ladders back to our core philosophy of How You Measure Matters. It’s why each day, we seamlessly connect the physical and digital worlds through technology to improve how we all better interact with the earth in meaningful ways. Our tools and solutions make you more efficient, productive, and most importantly, profitable.


Frontier Precision knows that every measurement its customers take is important. It’s why Frontier Precision not only offers the latest, cutting-edge measurement tools, but also understand the continuing need for service and support — because How You Measure Matters encompasses the total customer experience.

Professional Services

From Geospatial Services to GIS Professional Services to Water Resources Data Acquisition Services, Frontier Precision delivers leading-edge measurement technology. We’ve been there, every centimeter of the way, as geospatial technology has evolved. No matter what your need for accurate measurement, we have the experience and expertise to create a customized solution for you.


Training & Events

We give you the proper training on the solutions we sell. Sign up for Professional Certified Training to get up and running quickly — all backed by the most experience in the industry. Whether onsite, online or in the classroom, we are helping make our customers efficient, productive, and profitable with today’ s and tomorrow’s technology.


Frontier Precision provides world-class support from centers across a wide section of the western United States. Need support for any  geospatial products, software or services?

Contact Frontier Precision at 800-359-3703.

About Frontier Precision

Frontier Precision’s measure of excellence can be traced back to 1988. Four years later, in 1991, Frontier Precision partnered with Trimble — a United States-based GPS equipment manufacturer at the time, and the rest is history. Since then, Frontier Precision has grown with Trimble to be one their largest and best geospatial distributors in the world.

We’ve been at the frontier of technology for three decades, continually offering customers new tools and solutions, all with our end goal in mind to help make our customers efficient, productive, and profitable with today’s and tomorrow’s technology. Frontier Precision is an employee-owned company — each of our team members is committed to your success.

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From our original office in Bismarck, North Dakota, we’ve grown our footprint thousands of miles in every direction.Today, you’ll also find us in South Dakota, Minnesota, Colorado, Alaska, Montana, Idaho, Hawaii, Wyoming, Oregon and Washington — delivering the Frontier Precision difference to more people each day.