Dug an unused, uncharged Trimble Pathfinder Pro XH (XH) out of my companies junk closet. I have learned that this device is supposed to be able to collection GPS points with 30 cm resolution, exceeding the accuracy of the Bad Elf GPS Pro+ devices that we are using in the field currently (paired to an iPad through ESRI Collector App).
I have started trying to figure out how to use the XH, but I have run into several road blocks:
- The XH cannot pair with an iPad through the collector App / iOS
- The Juno SB and XH seem to connect over bluetooth, but there seems to be no easy way to confirm this - and as an answer below points out, this connection is spotty and weak.
- Even if I get them to communicate, through bluetooth or serial cable or something else, and register a signal to collect a point (which hasn't happened successfully yet), I still have to figure out how to move the point from either the built in GPS software (GPS Controller) or an ancient ArcPad installation (8.0) into ArcMap Desktop 10.6
So, the question I am focusing on right now is:
- For those who are using a Trimble GPS Pathfinder Pro XH and Juno SB currently to collect GPS points, how do you bring data from this into ArcMap or another GIS system?