Trimble Positions Field Extensions

The Trimble® Positions™ software suite adds support for Trimble high-accuracy GNSS
receivers using Esri ArcGIS for Windows Mobile and ArcPad technology.
An add-in for the Esri ArcGIS for Desktop 10.2 application, the Trimble Positions
Desktop add-in is used:
• to set up the required projects, devices, and sessions.
• for the day-to-day management of data collected using the Trimble Positions
Mobile extension, the Trimble Positions ArcPad extension, or a custom field
application built using the Trimble Positions toolkit.
• postprocessing collected GNSS data.
• assuring position accuracy is met.
• updating the GIS geodatabase.

There are three parts to the Trimble Positions Desktop add-in:
• Configuration and administration. To enable GNSS data to be transferred from
the field to the office, the GIS Administrator must create a dedicated feature
class called TrimbleSessions, create an office database schema, create the map
document, and publish the related mobile cache or mobile service. See the
Trimble Positions Desktop add-in Administrator’s Guide for configuration and
administration information
• Project management.
– For users of Esri ArcGIS for Windows Mobile technology, a project must be
set up and linked to the map document and mobile cache or mobile
service. See the Trimble Positions Mobile Project Center Extension User Guide
for more information.
– For users of Esri ArcPad technology, AXF files must be checked out using
the Trimble Positions Desktop add-in project creation utility. Returned AXF
files are associated with the project that was created for them as they are
checked in. Esri QuickProjects must have a project created for them when
they are copied from the device.
• Managing field devices and base data information, postprocessing GNSS data,
and editing / updating features. Details are provided below.
Trimble Positions with ArcPad

Trimble Positions extends Esri’s ArcPad* data collection software to support Trimble high accuracy GNSS receivers and handhelds like the Trimble R2 and Geo7X. Use Trimble Positions Desktop to setup and manage your ArcPad data collection projects, and the Trimble Positions ArcPad extension in the field to collect high accuracy GNSS positions.

  • Setup metadata fields and accuracy requirements to track the quality of the data going into your GIS
  • Check-out existing features to AXF files for updating in ArcPad
  • Setup metadata fields and accuracy requirements to track the quality of the data going into your GIS
  • Check-in AXF and SSF files from the field; also supports SHP files from ArcPad QuickProjects
  • Post-process the collected data for higher positional accuracy
  • Perform data QA/QC to review collected feature geometries and accuracies
  • Collected features and their metadata will be stored straight into the GIS
  • Supports real-time corrected and post-processed workflows

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