Category Archives: Configuration

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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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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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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Trimble Positions and FIPS

Federal customers may need to run Trimble Positions on desktop computers that enforce the Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS).  The data encryption algorithm used to store database connection information (in a configuration file) is not part of the FIPS standard … 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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NAV File Handling

I wanted to share with you a bit more information regarding NAV file handling in Trimble Positions and why things may look different from PFO/GPSA. With increasing numbers of satellite systems and base data providers, the task of managing base … 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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Working with ArcGIS Server in the Cloud

We recently had a question about how Trimble Positions would work with data hosted on an Amazon EC2 instance of ArcGIS Server. I gave this a test and there is a configuration that will work.  However, it does require that … Continue reading

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Workflow Video Now Available on YouTube

Here’s a un-narrated video that shows the complete Trimble Positions workflow in ArcGIS for Windows Mobile.

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