Category Archives: Tips and Tricks

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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Updates to the Trimble Positions Desktop add-in 10.5.0.1 Release

In December of last year, we announced the release of Trimble Positions Desktop add-in 10.5.0.1. In January, we found an issue with improper recognition of centimeter R2 receiver capabilities when post-processing SSF data. We are happy to announce that this issue has … Continue reading

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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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Troubleshooting with Log Files

In typical workflows, it shouldn’t be necessary to look at the Trimble Positions log files. However, when trying to diagnose problems or understand what’s going on in more detail, consulting the log files is a necessary step.  In addition, you … Continue reading

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Problems Connecting to an NTRIP Source in Desktop

Some of you may have experienced problems trying to create field configurations for NTRIP-based sources (e.g., VRS or single base). Specifically, you receive an ‘Error retrieving the list of sources‘ message a short time after clicking the ellipses button next to … 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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Making a (Field Configuration) and Checking it Twice

One of the big things we’ve tried to do with Trimble Positions, especially in the context of ArcGIS for Windows Mobile, is simplify the workflow.  To that end, we introduced field configurations as a way to ‘pre-configure’ sources of real-time … 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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