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TBC Does That: Review Original Field Observations

What TBC does

Original field observations are always retained in TBC, even after data are processed, filtered, cleaned, and incorporated into final deliverables. For any field data, you can access the complete metadata, including instrument type and height, time and date collected, GNSS satellite condition, total station setup type, and more.

How this helps you

If a question arises about a data point, you can always review the metadata and troubleshoot potential problems. This allows you to be completely confident about the precision and accuracy of your data and gives you the opportunity to correct errors. Many kinds of reports can be run in TBC to verify the integrity of points, lines, observations or measurements.

How it works

There are several different tools available in TBC that provide variations for whatever you need for accessing original field observation data:

  • Open the Properties pane to see metadata. Blue strings are editable.
  • Go to the Occupation, Optical, and Vector Spreadsheet views to check each individual observation
  • From Project Settings -> View, toggle the visibility of columns in different spreadsheets to check the information you need.
  • Go to Reports command in the Quick Access bar and customize your report templates by adding/modifying metadata fields.  

For more details about using TBC to view original field observations, follow these tutorials: Using Spreadsheets, Selection Sets, and COGO Controls.

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.