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Trimble GPS Pathfinder Office is a software package of GNSS postprocessing tools, the software is designed to develop GIS information from GNSS data collected in the field.

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Wrong projection used in Pathfinder

I am having issues with coordinate systems in post processing. Does anyone have a recommendation of videos to watch or online classes that can help me improve on this? This is my current issue: Data ...
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Pathfinder Office - how to tell if an external antenna was used with GPS

Does pathfinder office store the antenna name in any of the log files? I'm trying to go back and compare old files to determine if data collected with an external antenna did any better than those ...
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Cause and effect of a large number of 'not in feature positions' in trimble .cor files

I have been collecting GPS data in the field using a Trimble G series nomad. The collection site is a forested area with moderate tree cover. The features will be exported into a shapefile for further ...
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What is a Trimble .CAR file?

I have a field team using a Trimble Geo XH from 2008. My usual workflow is to have them email me the raw GPS files, which I copy into a "GIS Folder" for import to Pathfinder where I process it. I ...
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Any idea why my data is off by 5ft?

I have a shapefile of survey control points (WGS 84) from the public domain provided by my local municipality. I'm using a GeoXH with a zephyr antenna. I have my coordinate system set to WGS 1984. ...
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Trimble Geo 7x Data Transfer from Pathfinder Office

I have developed a data dictionary which i want to transfer to my company's newly acquired Geo 7X but GPS pathfinder office is having trouble connecting to the device even though i can see it in ...
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Can I build a basic Data Dictionary for Trimble Terrasync without Pathfinder Office?

I don't have Pathfinder Office. Can I build a simple Data Dictionary for Terrasync without it? I seem to remember a friend once telling me that there is a way to build a data dictionary within the ...
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GPS Pathfinder (ssf) to ESRI ArcMap (shp) Display Issue in ArcMap

I am working on a project in the Coordinate System NAD_1983_UTM_17N within ArcMap. I used a Yuma Trimble to collect data in Terrasync and made sure the projection was the same. I transferred the files ...
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Data Export to Trimble GPS-> “File Not Usable”?

So, I've been tasked with updating the features and objects of a large amount of data collected a few years ago in a Trimble GPS. The raw data is no longer in the GPS, and was not backed up anywhere ...
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Pathfinder Post-processing incorrectly- Data severely shifted

I'm new to Pathfinder (just transferred our license over to my computer). I post-processed my data and exported to ESRI shapefile. My data from the east end of Long Island, New York displays off the ...
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Pathfinder Office not carrier correcting my data

I'm having an odd/frustrating issue with PFO. Specifically, I have not been able to correctly post-process any data for months. To elaborate, my coworkers are all able to post-process the same SSF ...
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SSF to RINEX problem

I used Pathfinder office 4.2 to export GeoXH data into RINEX format. It works right when I have only 1 point feature, however when I have multiple point features I get only 1 point feature in the ...
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Splitting Trimble SSF file for post processing 2 days separately?

One of my field guys collected positions (updated features in an .imp file that I generated from our billing system) in the same file over multiple days. Usually I "split" the file at the end of each ...
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How can i share an export setup from one computer/user to another in Trimble Pathfinder Office?

I have looked in the Pathfinder documentation and can't find anything on sharing an export setup. See image Is there any way to take this set up file from my computer and share it with coworkers so ...
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XML Schema into Pathfinder Office to create a Data Dictionary?

I have an exported XML Schema from a client database that I need to convert to a ASCII File in order to import the schema into the data dictionary editor in Pathfinder Office. Does anyone know how ...
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Understanding Contraction Hierarchies

I'm very interested by understanding how Contraction Hierarchies algorithm works. I have found this page : https://www.mjt.me.uk/posts/contraction-hierarchies/ and read a lot of stuff. I understood ...
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Creating Data Dictionary File (.ddf) from a Geodatabase

At my workplace we use Trimble GeoXT GPS devices or similar with CartoPac installed for GPS feature data collection. We have not used Trimble Pathfinder for several years. For a few projects, we ...
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How can I output a list of features and # of collected GPS points from Trimble Pathfinder?

I want to export a list of collected features in an SSF (or .cor) file displaying how many GPS satellite positions were collected for each feature, in order to make sure certain collection standards ...
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Data Transfer not working, Files to Pathfinder another way?

Typically I would use the Data Transfer Utility to retrieve files from my Trimble Geo7x and run them through GPS Pathfinder to create usable shapefiles. Currently I cannot get the transfer utility to ...
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Improving Trimble GPS Pathfinder Office and TerraSync coordinate systems workflow?

We have GPS survey projects all over the country (CONUS and OCONUS) and I am wondering what the best practice is for having to deal with multiple coordinate systems. I can go from WGS84 UTM 18N meters ...
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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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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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Optimum Path finding (for Cross Country Movement) using TIN

I am working on path finding algorithm (using A*) for cross country movement (not for road movement) on map using grid based approach. Algorithm supports path calculation considering slope of terrain. ...
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Transferring SHP files from Pathfinder to ArcGIS for Desktop?

Does anyone have step by step instructions to bring files from Trimble Pathfinder to ArcGIS 10.3.1 for Desktop?
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Error message when correcting collected GPS data in Pathfinder office

I am new to this forum, but I need some help. I am not getting any help from our tech support that sold us our units. I am post correcting the data, and I am getting two errors all the time, No ...
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How to use an existing data dictionary with a new shapefile in pathfinder office?

when importing a new shapefile in pathfinder office to later be exported to the trimble geoxt, and selecting the option to import with an existing data dictionary does there need to be some common ...
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How to sequence points for GPS collection?

I have a large number of points representing assets that I need to field verify. Their unique IDs reflect when they were created, which is not a good indicator of how close they are to each other. ...
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Trimble Pathfinder Differential Correction: ‘Uncorrected’ for block of GPS data

I’ve been collecting GPS point data without problems over the last few months. Recently, on two dates, after using Pathfinder differential correction, the exported records’ Corr_Type changed from ...
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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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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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Differential correction wizard doesn't pop up?

Any Trimble GPS Pathfinder Office users out there ever run into this problem? When I try to run the differential correction wizard the program stutters for a brief second then nothing happens. All ...
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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 government standards. Some features have a large standard deviation between ...
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Why are Differential Correction services unable to transfer files for a 24-hour period?

Over the past year I have gone out and gathered Feature points using a Trimble GPS Device. When I'm done, I'll come back to the office and try to perform Differential Correction using Pathfinder ...
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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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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 ...