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Trimble and Esri® product development teams work closely on data integration, synchronization and overall compatibility. Data management from the field to the office, and everywhere in between is challenging. If your organization uses Esri products, find out which Trimble products are a good fit for your team.
You have an investment in Esri ArcGIS as your system-of-record and need to integrate Trimble high-accuracy data collection solutions into that environment without any loss of fidelity common in many import/export workflows.
Running natively within ArcGIS® Desktop, Trimble Positions™ Desktop add-in provides a complete set of tools for managing office-field-office data collection workflows across a variety of field applications such as Trimble TerraFlex™, Trimble TerraSync™, Trimble Unity®, ArcPad® + Trimble Positions, and ArcGIS for Windows Mobile + Trimble Positions.
With support for both collection of new data and updates to existing data, the add-in includes an intuitive wizard for project setup and configuration, as well as a feature-driven workflow for handling collected GNSS data with postprocessing, QA/QC, and GIS feature update steps. Trimble Positions also includes tooling for automation.
- Eliminates import/export steps that often compromise data integrity or fidelity
- Allows the office user to work entirely within their ArcGIS environment
- Supports a wide variety of field workflows
- Provides QA/QC tools and and controls to fine-tune collected GNSS feature data
- Extends most Esri geodatabase constraints into the field workflow - domains, subtypes, required fields, geometric networks, etc
- Provides a full set of GNSS metadata for storage with the collected GIS feature
A municipal public works department needs to create a new process for inspecting road signs. As the master set of sign data is already stored in their GIS, they create a new feature class to store these historical inspections and have included the necessary fields, constraints, etc.
Using the Trimble Positions Desktop add-in, they create a new TerraFlex project and publish form templates for not only the sign inspection feature class, but also the sign feature class so that missing signs can be captured. All of the attributes and constraints carry through into the published templates. They plan various sign inspection activities using TerraFlex tasks by uploading existing sign features from their geodatabase.
The project containing the templates and existing sign features is immediately available to the field crews who can use the TerraFlex field application to complete forms for both inspections and new sign features. The forms are automatically synchronized and the office user can download them directly into the geodatabase from the Trimble Positions Desktop add-in.