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Can I access Trimble logged positions in ArcMap10?

We recently walked a fence perimeter with a Trimble Ranger, auto-logging positions at 5 second intervals in a generic point file. The exported file acknowledges over 800 points, but only displays the ...
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Is it possible to postprocess Trimble .ssf files without Trimble Pathfinder Office?

Is it possible to postprocess Trimble .ssf files without Trimble Pathfinder Office (differential correction - our sporadic use does not defend realtime correction subscription) ? We only need the ...
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Survey Data to GIS database [closed]

This is a General Question on a possible workflow for Survey Data directly to ArcGIS In most GIS/Survey workflows there is a field collection team and backoffice GIS team. When the availability of ...
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How to merge multiple file geodatabases into one file geodatabase?

I have created a file geodatabase that has several feature data sets, feature classes, and domains. I have created a map with the file geodatabase added to it, converted the map to ARCPAD AXF format ...
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Mapping Trails with GPS - Hardware Suggestions

I have been hired to map about 100km of XC ski trails. I am super proficient in GIS but have not done any detailed GPS work since college when I worked with some sort of Trimble explorers. This is a ...
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Sub-meter Bluetooth GPS units and ESRI Collector App

We have been using Trimble XT/XH for years now, but we are at a time when we need to upgrade and do not want to drop another $8000 for another Trimble that only causes us headaches and not very user ...
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Trimble GeoXH, XM, XT - Data logging without Terrasync or GPSCorrect?

Is it possible to capture data for post processing on a Trimble GeoXH, XT, or XM without using Terrasync or GPScorrect? Specifically I would like to create a RINEX file. A Trimble 4000 series receiver ...
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What is a .ssf file?

What exactly is a .ssf file? I am refering to the .ssf files used with Trimble GPS units. I am aware that it is some sort of post processing correction file, but I do not know more than that.
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Has anyone used QGIS as an alternative to Terrasync or ArcGIS mobile?

We are planning to purchase a rugged field computer (Trimble, Juniper, Ashtec etc.) for accurately surveying habitats and work sites in remote locations. In the past we have found that the software ...
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Can *.ssf files from Trimble GPS be imported as features to display in ArcMap?

I have not come across *.ssf files before but I believe they are a Trimble GPS binary format. Someone has asked me if these files which he thinks have line/poly features can be imported for display ...
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Alternative to Terrasync for Trimble Windows Mobile unit

I have a number of Trimble Nomad 900 series devices and am currently using TerraSync. TerraSync does the job, but are there any other alternatives out there that would be even simpler to use? ...
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Import Trimble Data without Pathfinder

I don't have Pathfinder on my computer. I need to pull data off of my Trimble unit (Geoexplorer 6000 series) and save it on an external hard drive or USB key, without using Pathfinder. This way, I can ...
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Trimble GPS data is not displaying in ArcMap attribute table

I am currently having difficulty trouble shooting a problem. While using a TRIMBLE GEOXH (GeoExplorer 2008 Series) I have the problem of missing data after exporting it to ArcMap from my GPS receiver. ...
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Trimble RTK Data to ArcGIS

I wondering if there is a way I can take my field data collected on a Trimble R10 RTK GPS and import it into ArcMap for further processing, I have done some research and I know of Trimble GPS ...
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Access Trimble GPS on ArcGIS Engine App

I have a Trimble Yuma tablet running Windows 7. I need to build an application that allows viewing of points on a map and editing of a geodatabase (feature layers and tables). I'm hoping to use ...
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How to export offsets from Trimble Rangefinder?

I already asked this question at http://www.rpls.com/forums/viewtopic/8/1276880, but didn't get any answer so far. Maybe here someone can help... I have a question about the use of Trimble Products. ...
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Can an htm file be imported into Trimble's Data Dictionary Editor?

We've received several data dictionary files from other entities and they all are in *.htm format. We were hoping to not reinvent the wheel, as these are massive data dictionaries, so does anyone know ...
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Is this distribution of GPS positions caused by multipath distortion?

I have some GPS points that are close to where they should be, but not nearly close enough (horizontal precision is around 10 meters). Looking at the positions which comprise these points (there are ...
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Fixed Scale / Fixed Zoom in eCognition

I'm wondering if there is any option in eCognition Developer / Architect were I can control Zoom or Scale Factors. It's necessary for my work that I use the same scale for all processing steps.
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Can I capture shared vertices with a Trimble GPS?

I'm trying to figure out how to use Trimble GeoXT and GeoXH GPS receivers to efficiently capture small farm fields in rural areas. The main issue that I'm struggling with now is trying to deal with ...
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Coordinate display in Terrasync

I'm using Terrasync on a Trimble GeoXH 6000 - set for WGS 84 and UTM. It acquires satellites fine, but instead of displaying my current location in UTMS, the skyplot screen shows "12RVU" and then a ...
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Conflicting WGS84 coordinates between Trimble and Garmin GPS receivers

I am a contractor at a government facility in Nevada. We have our own in-house survey department who, for a number of reasons, still uses NAD27 State Plane Coordinates (Nevada Central Zone 2702) in ...
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Trimble pathfinder data dictionary default value exclusion

Is it possible to have a numeric attribute in trimble pathfinder without having to use a default value? I am trying to make a numeric attribute compulsory to fill in BUT because the data dictionary ...
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Is it possible to display labels in background files (.imp) on Trimble GPS units?

I have been trying to figure out if this is possible for a while now. I know if you load a file in as a data file, you can click on a feature and the label will pop up. However, you cannot view a data ...
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Can you identify attributes of a shapefile on the gps?

My company uses Trimble GeoExplorer 6000 GPS units and pathfinder office software. Is there a way once a shapefile is created to bring up the attribute table on the gps unit? We have been loading ...
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Trimble Juno 5B and ArcGIS Integration

I'm extremely new to the GIS field, and have been tasked with purchasing a handheld GPS to work with a future purchase of ArcGIS for Desktop 10.3. I need to know if I can upload points (lat,long, ...
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ArcMap - Making DEM using GPS vector data [closed]

I am new to GIS and GPS. I am going to make a digital elevation model of my school's campus using a trimble gps unit. I know the accuracy is not the best but it is just for a school project. My ...
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Data exchange from Terrasync to QGIS

What method could I use to import *.ssf files from Trimble GPS as features to display in QGIS?
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Iterate feature class by Date created to select recent shapefile

I would like to select only newly created shapefile (today's). Every time new shape file are created from trimble pathfinder office which i need to upload to Arcgis server feature class. Model below ...
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Designing ArcPad Quickforms to Collect Biological Data?

I am trying to design a Quickform in ArcPad 10.2 to enable efficient capture of biological survey information in the field on a Trimble Juno 3D. I am currently investigating using the Form Creation ...
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Trimble Net R9 Base Station Receiver File Structure

We just installed our new GPS Base Station Net R9 receiver that replaced our old 5700 receiver. The old 5700 used Trimble's GPS Base software, which the new Net R9 does not. My first problem that I ...
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Using Trimble Geoexplorer with EM31 as external sensor

I am using a Trimble Geoexplorer 6000 in conjunction with a Geonics EM-31. The EM-31 communicates conductivity data to the Trimble as an external sensor. It provides conductivity measurements as the ...
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Trimble Access vs. TerraFlex: Which is simpler for creating data entry forms? [closed]

I am working on an archaeological project and need to create forms for users in the field to use and take photos. I am renting a Trimble GNSS unit and can get Trimble Access for free with the unit, or ...
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why won't the view options for the attribute table under “data; existing file” window not display with Trimble GeoXT?

I'm using the Trimble GeoXT and TerraSync version 5.3. I'm in TerraSync under Data -> Existing File -> and chose a shapefile to open up and view. It immediately displays the attribute table, however, ...
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ArcPad 10 - VBScript Error 800A0046 [closed]

A colleague asked me to install ArcPad 10 on his Trimble JUNO 3B. He runs an application with scripts that produce messages when the GPS is turned off. The script works fine on his Trimble Nomad - ...
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Trimble GeoXH Geoexplorer 2008 COM1 problem

I am using TerraSync and getting an error: GPS: The COM port is already configured for use by another device. Does anyone know how to correct this so I can start using my bluetooth connection ...
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Lat/Long attribute to Trimble Pathfinder Data Dictionary

Is it possible to add beginning and end point lat/long attribute to Trimble Pathfinder Data Dictionary before collecting data in the field?
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Can points not in a feature be roped into an existing feature in Trimble Pathfinder?

I am editing a Trimble Pathfinder .cor file to reduce standard deviation on collected points in features and meet govt. standards. Some features have a large standard deviation between contributing ...
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Location Data in TAIP Format to Geoevent Processor

We are testing whether we can get the surveyed cordinates in a Trimble GPS transferred online via TAIP format ( Trimble exchange protocol) to ArcGIS Geoevent processor . For this , one main concern ...
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Automate end-snap of lines mid-way between nodes?

I have a polyline feature class of field-collected (Trimble GeoXT with ArcPad10) stream segments. For whatever reason (still troubleshooting why), my employee returned from the field and the majority ...
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Converting Trimble SSF format to shapefile? [duplicate]

I would like to convert a small amount of data from trimble ssf format to shp format for inclusion in an ArcGIS database. I have been trying to do this for a few months and not success. I have a ...
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Exporting QGIS polygon shapefiles to Trimble Juno or similar

I am considering buying a Trimble Juno or similar hand-held field computer to assist with vegetation survey. My main need is to be able to see on it shapefile polygons drawn on my home PC in QGIS. I ...
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Does the Trimble GeoXT 2008 (3000 series) work with ArcPad 10?

I've been looking around and I've found some info on the 6000 series...however, nothing much on the 3000 series. My main concern is the firmware on the GeoXT 3000 is not compatible with the ArcPad ...
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Is it possible to append the same type of shape file captured on two different Trimble Juno 3b's with ArcPad 10?

I will soon have access to two Trimble Juno 3b's which will both have ArcPad 10. I have done some practice with one Juno 3b and I am very confident with my ability to use them. All I need to know is ...
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Loading Satellite Imagery Into Trimble GeoExplorer

How would I go about loading satellite imagery in TIFF format as a background file or image into my Trimble GeoExplorer?
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Terrasync COM Port Unavailable

I have a Trimble GeoExplorer Series GeoXM that runs Windows PocketPC version 4.2 (Built March 15 2004 for a bit more resolution there). Lately when the unit has been out on a job it will periodically ...
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Looking for a tutorial on syncing QGIS with Trimble ProXT

Does anyone have any experience/advice to sync a TrimbleProXT gps antenna with the current "Lisboa" 1.8.0v? Additionally did you manage to collect features (points,line,polygons) in the field ok? ...
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How to get an ESRI spatial reference in XML for Pathfinder Export?

I am trying to export from Trimble Pathfinder into an ESRI Geodatabase, in UTM10N (EPSG:26910), however I do not have a spatial reference XML setup in the export preferences. I looked into how to get ...
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Is it possible to use DGPS device to take longitude, latitude and elevation values in local geodetic system (i.e. Indian Geodetic System)?

I want to survey a land in India using Indian Geodetic System (GCS Everest India Nepal ESRI: 37203 or EPSG : 24378). Can I define my own projection system in DGPS, so that it can take values in this ...
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send coordinates from trimble controller via bluetooth to android app

I'm trying to figure out how to set up a connexion between a Trimble R4/R8 controller and an android app. This connection is supposed to allow me to do an RTK coordinates survey i.e :when i choose to ...