Category Archives: How To

Support for ArcGIS for Desktop 10.2.1

By now you’ve probably seen the announcements from Esri about the availability of ArcGIS 10.2.1. Although the “major.minor.revision” numbering has been used for a few years in some of the mobile and runtime products, it’s somewhat new to the core … Continue reading

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Setting Up a Shared Trimble Positions Desktop Database on SQL Server

The goal is to setup a shared SQL Server database called TPDatabase1 on SQLServer1 that will allow User1 on PC1 and User2 on PC2 to share their Trimble Positions projects, post-processing profiles, and field configurations.  This will be done by … Continue reading

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Synchronizing Attachments in the Server Workflow

Since the release of Trimble Positions, we have seen an increasing number of customers looking at the “server” workflow in ArcGIS for Windows Mobile.  In this workflow, the mobile device (running ArcGIS for Windows Mobile + Trimble Positions Mobile extension) … Continue reading

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How to Get High-Accuracy Feature Geometry with Trimble Positions

The accuracy of a geometry collected by the Trimble Positions software depends on a number of factors as a large number of hardware and software components are involved in collecting geometry data. The graphic below shows the factors which are … Continue reading

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Missing Arrows on the Scroll-able GPS Info Bar

In ArcGIS for Windows Mobile, the GPS Info bar at the bottom of the map view can be scrolled during data collection to display: current coordinates, current estimated accuracy, predicted post-processed accuracy, and number of averaged points in the current … Continue reading

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The Desktop (aka Office-side) Database

The YouTube video posted earlier covers the basic installation of the Trimble Positions Desktop add-in and the creation of the desktop, or office-side, database.  However, we think it would be useful to have a brief discussion about what this database … Continue reading

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Recording of Esri Live Training Seminar is Now Available

The Trimble Positions Development Team participated in one of Esri’s Live Training Seminars (LTS) last week.  The session was entitled “Collect High-Accuracy Data with ArcGIS for Windows Mobile” and was presented 3 times over the course of the day. In … Continue reading

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‘How To’ Videos Available on YouTube

This is something we’re trying out…putting some narrated, ‘how to’ videos on a Trimble Positions channel on YouTube.  The first one is entitled ‘Installing Trimble Positions Desktop add-in’ and is available now.  Let us know what you think and if … Continue reading

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Recordings from 2012 Esri UC

Esri and Trimble co-presented a few technical sessions at the 2012 Esri User Conference in San Diego.  Here are the recordings: http://video.esri.com/watch/1917/geocollector-for-arcgis http://video.esri.com/watch/1905/developing-geocollector-solutions-for-arcgis

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