Category Archives: Tips and Tricks

Positions Enables ArcGIS for Windows Mobile for 3D!

Out-of-the-box, ArcGIS for Windows Mobile is a 2D data collection solution.  Although you can take 3D feature classes to the field (new at ArcGIS 10.1 / Mobile 3.0), you will only ever get X/Y values for them. However, by adding … 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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Setting up Metadata Transfer…After the Fact

What’s that?  Went out in the field and collected a bunch of data but forgot to set your GNSS metadata transfer fields from the desktop before you went out?  Not a problem…this can be done completely after the fact as … 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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