Category Archives: How To

Upcoming Webinar – Geodetics for GIS Data Collection

Based on some recent support cases and discussions with dealers and customers at the Esri UC, we thought it a good time to have a discussion about geodetic topics relevant for high accuracy GIS data collection workflows. On August 23rd … Continue reading

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Trimble Positions & TerraSync Webinar – Recording Available

The recording from our recent webinar is now available for watching. If you’re curious, this is from the first session…the one without the audio problems at the beginning. Using Trimble Positions to Integrate TerraSync with ArcGIS

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Upcoming Trimble Geospatial Webinar – Trimble Positions and TerraSync

Join us next week on October 5th (8a/4p MDT) for a webinar covering the TerraSync workflow in detail. We’ll review functionality added in the last release as well as a few features coming in the next release. Please pre-register for … Continue reading

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Support for ArcMap 10.3.1

We’ve been asked on several occasions about support for ArcMap version 10.3.1 in the latest version of the Trimble Positions Desktop add-in (version 10.3.0.2). Initial testing indicates that upgraded installations will generally work (i.e., ArcMap was upgraded after Trimble Positions … Continue reading

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Using a Geoid GGF File in ArcPad (Windows)

In an earlier blog post, we discussed how to specify a GGF file for use by the Trimble Positions ArcPad extension in calculating mean sea level (MSL) elevations in the field. This is done through a registry entry. The blog post … Continue reading

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Using a Geoid GGF File in ArcPad

In the latest release of the Trimble Positions ArcPad extension for Windows Mobile, we introduced the ability to calculate mean sea level (MSL) elevations in the field. This was in addition to the functionality that already existed to calculate MSL … Continue reading

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Antenna height handling in Trimble Positions

The new version of Trimble Positions includes the following improvements in handling antenna information: It is possible to specify antenna height when collecting GIS features with Positions Mobile extension for ArcGIS for Windows Mobile. Antenna height is a vertical distance … Continue reading

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Mean Sea Level heights in Trimble Positions

All heights collected in previous versions of Trimble Positions software were expressed as heights above WGS84 ellipsoid (HAE). The new Positions Desktop add-in 10.2.2.1 and Positions Mobile extension 10.2.0.2 add support for Mean Sea Level (MSL), also known as orthometric … Continue reading

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Using ArcGIS for Windows Mobile + Trimble Positions with ArcGIS Online

Here’s an un-narrated YouTube video showing the entire workflow starting from an empty map document:

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Coordinate Systems and Datum Transformations

As this user community knows, collecting high accuracy data requires a working knowledge of coordinate systems, or spatial references, and datum transformations.  The intent of this (long overdue) post is not to deep dive into these topics but rather to summarize how … Continue reading

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