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TBC Does That #6: Integrate Survey and ArcGIS Data

What TBC does:

To facilitate merging survey data with GIS data, TBC allows you to synchronize your survey data to the GIS database in Esri ArcMap and ArcGIS Online, thus eliminating multiple steps and reducing errors.

How this helps you:

TBC is perfect for surveyors who must provide deliverables to an Esri-based environment. TBC connects directly with the ArcGIS database and converts schema to a typical survey format that TBC understands. When field data are collected, you bring files back to ArcGIS and the data are integrated without extra work. This process requires only one button to get to the database rather than shifting back and forth to export multiple shapefiles.

How it works:

  • Launch the TBC GIS Connection Manager, extract the desired schema and create a feature definition code library.
  • Collect and process your field data as normal and select features to be written. These features are pushed into the geodatabase in ArcMap or ArcGIS.

The “TBC Does That” series, written by the Trimble Business Center (TBC) Team, focuses on the broad range of functionality that TBC delivers to you. Periodically we will release information to help you improve productivity by making the most of TBC’s built-in tools.