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Trimble produces a wide range of positioning technologies including GPS, laser, optical and inertial technologies with application software, wireless communications, and services to provide complete commercial solutions. It is best known as a GPS device manufacturer and the term is often used to refer to the GPS unit itself.

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Change of GPS firmware Geoexplorer Trimble

Is it possible to install the firmware of a GPS of another brand, the Geoxplorer XH 2005 of Trimble? Informative note: the Geoxplorer XH 2005 has Windows Mobile Operating System 5.1
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Ground Control Point Experience

I have a number of aerial images that do not align with where my GPS says I am. For example, I am standing at the intersection of two roads with a Trimble R10 and a handheld IOS device with the ...
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Trimble Positions

I have been working with Trimble positions for a few weeks now and I am trying to get the hang of it. My question is I will make a test project within the Desktop Administration window and when I am ...
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Adding a data dictionary to Trimble R1 reciever through ArcOnline

I don't even know how to properly google this effectively, so maybe someone can help me on here. My company purchased a Trimble R1 GNSS Receiver. The data is managed through ArcOnline. I have a data ...
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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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Force point creation in Trimble Terrasync

I'm wondering if it's possible to force/automatic nest a feature after the creation of another feature? We usually take 2 different points in one location but some of our employees forget to take the ...
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Trimble external antenna settings

I will preface this by saying I am new to this field. I am using a Trimble geo7x with a zephyr 3 to collect elevation points, but my data are not what I expected to see: some are negative and do not ...
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GNSS accuracy, what is it?

Using a Trimble GeoExplorer 6000 Series GeoXT Handheld, I recorded uncorrected GNSS positions, for example: Horizontal estimated accuracy in the field 4 meters. Vertical estimated accuracy in the ...
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What is GNSS Accuracy on a GPS?

What is GNSS Accuracy on a GPS? Is it like if the GNSS accuracy gets lower (3-5m) then the distance from the object you are taking the coordinate increase as compared to a GNSS accuracy of (1-100cm)??
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Trimble coordinates in field not accurate

I am using a Trimble Juno 3E and when I load the points taken in the field on GIS, it is off by a metre or so from the actual object (It doesnt fall on the exact object location). Any help to improve ...
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How to edit date in *.ssf files

So my trimble TSC1 Pro XRS (bought in 2000) is getting old I guess and it change byitself the date. I collected data this week, but it indicate from 1998. I view this info because I can't apply ...
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Working with a Trimble GPS Pathfinder Pro XH and Juno SB to collect high quality GIS point data

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, ...
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Seeking Trimble GGF Geoid File Format Specification?

I want to generate Trimble GGF Geoid files from my software. Can anyone provide me with a format specification for the binary ggf files used by Trimble? I found a basic description on the ...
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Locating unknown destination with Trimble?

I would like to know if it is possible to input coordinates in Trimble Geo7x and be able to locate an unknown destination. If so how do I input the coordinates and also to navigate to the input ...
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Connecting Trimble Geo7x to ArcCollector

I'm looking to link a Trimle Geo7x GPS unit to ArcCollector on Ipad or Windows 10. Is there a way to link these these devices easily or do they not play well together?
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Addin Not working in ArcMap

I'm trying to configure Positions Desktop AddIn (v10.5.0.2) with Esri ArcMap(10.4.1) for the first time yet not having any luck. The Positions single use license is activated and the software is ...
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Coordinates problems [closed]

I have some data that I collected from Trimble Juno 3D. When I download the data, I could not see them in the map. The coordinates are NOT in the correct place where it should be. Their coordinates ...
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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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Sending Trimble GeoXH GPS data to an Android Tablet using Bluetooth

Has anyone ever successfully connected a Trimble GeoXH to an android device and consumed the GPS data? I have tried both Bluetooth GPS and Bluetooth GPS Mouse apps with no such luck. They both connect ...
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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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How Does the Trimble Catalyst Work [closed]

Does anyone have an idea as to how the Trimble Catalyst works? https://catalyst.trimble.com/index.html Where can we find specifications of the DA1 antenna? I don't understand how they have achieved ...
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Downloading Collected GPS Data from Trimble Nomad GPS on Ubuntu Desktop

I am wanting to use Ubuntu on some off network computers. We will need to put background layers on the GPS and also download the data we collect. When I plugged the GPS into the ubuntu 16 machine it ...
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Trimble feature locations converted to individual points in Arcmap

I mistakenly collected point features in a Trimble Geo 7X by creating a point, and resuming for each different location (they were right of way survey markers along a stretch of road). Each location ...
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Loading point shapefiles from Trimble GPS in QGIS

I had some field work with Trimble gps. I located some positions and I exported them as a shapefile in Trimbles pathfinder software, but when I load vector data point shapefile that represent ...
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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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Not received signal to GPS

I have Trimble Juno 3 GPS and I can't go into TerraSync. The GPS does not receive signals from satellites. This happened suddenly after I deleted all the files in the file manager and then I ...
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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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Background Files disabled in Trimble GeoXT

I am trying to send background shapefiles to the trimble GeoExplorer 2008 series. I have used GPS Pathfinder Office and sent the files in the correct coordinate system. Look at the picture I attached. ...
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Relationship between “from-WGS” and “to-WGS” transformation parameter

I have some official Parameter for 3D Helmert transformation in direction “from-WGS”. Using the same in the other direction with just changing the sign of them, gives about 5cm difference. Trimble ...
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Matching Trimble Data Dictionary File (.DDF) to File Geodatabase?

I'm implementing a new database model in our company's GIS (Utility). We collect field data with Trimble units. I'm having trouble figuring out how to create a Trimble data dictionary that matches the ...
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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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How can I transfer shape or database files to Terrasync without Pathfinder office?

I have point data in ArcGIS that I need to get onto my Trimble GeoXT (with TerraSync Standard). I don't have Pathfinder Office. Is there a way to transfer the data over so I navigate to the points?
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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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develop own mobile app connecting with external gps receiver

I want to develop a mobile app that can use external GPS as source for collecting high accurate point. And I just found how to connect Trimble R1 or Trimble R2 to android device using bluetooth based ...
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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 shapefiles are created from Trimble pathfinder office which I need to upload to ArcGIS server feature class. Model below ...
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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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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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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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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 10....
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Trimble Nomad and ArcPad gwes.exe Error

On my Trimble Nomad, I have ArcPad 8 and windows mobile 8. The handheld has been working great up until recently. The machine has been very choppy and slow and when I go to add a point or really do ...
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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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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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What is the difference between loading a background file or a data file onto a Trimble unit?

I am curious what the difference is between loading a background file and a data file onto a Trimble in Terrasync, as both seem to be able to display a .shp file. Is it that a data file can then be ...
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Uploading data to trimble via pathfinder

I was sent via email many different file formats: .dd, .gic, .gip, .gis, .giw, .gix, .obs, .obx, .car I need to upload this to my trimble to go out and complete a survey. How do you create one "...