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Those files are what TerraSync actually uses so assuming you have the correct TerraSync version for the SSF files, just copy the set of files into the "My Documents\TerraSync" directory on your data collector and you'll be able to see a data file in TerraSync and open it in TerraSync. Background: When you use Pathfinder Office to transfer an SSF or DDF file ...
I have been researching sub-meter bluetooth recievers that can work with Collector, and found the Bad Elf 3300 GNSS Surveyor might do the trick. They claim 10-50cm accuracy after post processing: http://bad-elf.com/pages/be-gps-3300-detail Pair that with a decent tablet running Collector and a lifeproof case, and you have sub meter data collection for under ...
Basically yes - a data file can be opened for editing while a background file cannot. Also, background file can be an image - like a scanned topo map or aerial imagery. You can also use a data file as a background if you want to - but you won't be able to view any of the attributes for the features while it is being used as a background.
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