What’s New in the August 2014 Release

Hopefully you’ve all heard by now that we’ve released a new version of Trimble Positions. There are some significant new features for users of ArcGIS for Windows Mobile workflows:

  • Support for precise feature heights. This version adds support for antenna height and type for ArcGIS for Windows Mobile workflows (real-time and postprocessed) for the purpose of collecting high-accuracy feature heights. Mobile Project Center users can specify how Height Above Ellipsoid values are converted to Mean Sea Level elevations (or not) using a fixed geoid separation or calculated from a GGF file downloaded from the Trimble website (and deployed manually to the field device). Accordingly, the metadata value formerly known as Height Above Ellipsoid is now named Feature Height.
    Look for a future blog post about using this functionality effectively.
  • Support for ArcGIS Online hosted feature services (real-time only). Previous versions of Trimble Positions Mobile Project Center extension did not allow the user to include hosted feature services from ArcGIS Online in high-accuracy enabled mobile projects. This restriction has now been removed for projects that use a real-time only workflow. In other words, you can collect high-accuracy data directly into ArcGIS Online.
  • Additional hardware support. The Trimble Positions Mobile extension can now run on additional field devices: Trimble Juno® 5 Enhanced GPS, Trimble Juno T41™, and Trimble Juno T41 Enhanced GPS.

Additional information is available in the release notes:

Note: If you have issues upgrading the Trimble Positions Desktop add-in and the old version still appears, it may be worth manually cleaning the entry in ArcMap’s AssemblyCache after uninstalling the old version and before installing the new version.  It’s generally in the following location on Windows 7 (AssemblyCache is a hidden folder):

C:\Users\<user>\AppData\Local\ESRI\Desktop<version>\AssemblyCache\{53B8FB5F-6061-4667-84B8-ADE5C76D6BE3}
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