A seamless workflow between the GIS and the field

Sophisticated data dictionary editor ensures consistency between the field and the office 

  • Create custom lists of features and attributes for field data collection with the Data Dictionary Editor, or import a data dictionary from a GIS based on its exact data schema.
  • Receive prompts in the field to enter specific information into data capture forms, ensuring data integrity and compatibility with the GIS.
  • Create conditional attributes that dynamically adapt to previously entered attribute values, for maximum data collection efficiency.

Differential corrections to improve the quality of GNSS data collected in the field 

  • Use postprocessing to significantly improve the accuracy of data collected in the field all the way down to centimeter level (1 cm / 0.4 inch).1 
  • Supports the complete Trimble Mapping and GIS GNSS portfolio, as well as associated positioning technologies, such as Trimble H-Star™.

1 Depending on the environment and the GNSS receiver.

Quality control your collected field data

  • Analyze collected features to confirm they are complete and accurate before exporting to a GIS, CAD, or database system. Review and edit GNSS positions and attributes for the highest quality data.
  • Collected features can be compared against background datasets such as vector GIS data, aerial photographs or satellite imagery in order to verify accuracy and detect conflicts.
  • Background data can be imported to GPS Pathfinder Office from GIS systems, directly from imagery files, or referenced directly from a WMS. 

Import and export data to a variety of GIS and CAD formats 

  • Verify and update GIS data previously collected in the field.
  • Import data to GPS Pathfinder Office from a number of GIS and database formats.
  • Export collected data and associated metadata to a number of GIS and CAD formats.
  • Additional import and export formats supported via Trimble SSF and DDF data format extensions for FME.

GPS Pathfinder Office on PC Monitor


Customize TerraSync user interface for simplified field operation

  • Use TerraSync™ Studio utility within GPS Pathfinder Office to customize the TerraSync user interface.
  • Disable functionality to ensure maximum field productivity and eliminate potential configuration errors.
  • View data forms clearly with a customized user interface that speeds up form completion without sacrificing accuracy.
Latest Releases


  • Improvements to how code post-processed estimated accuracies are calculated for the Trimble Geo 7X handheld. This generally means lower accuracy estimates which more closely match the actual error of the postprocessed positions.
  • GPS Pathfinder Office now supports world files (.wld) with comma separated decimals


  • The installer now includes the Microsoft® Visual C++ redistributable as a pre-requisite. This redistributable ensures that the postprocessor corrects positions.
  • The postprocessor calculates correct DOP values for files collected with the Trimble Juno® series, Trimble Nomad® series, and Trimble Yuma® tablet computer receivers.
  • An issue which caused image links to be formatted incorrectly when exporting to MicroStation DGN has been fixed.


  • Support for the Trimble R2 GNSS receiver.
  • Support for the Trimble Nomad® 1050 series.
  • Updated postprocessing engine.
  • Leap second adjustment.
  • Improved KML import for reference data. You can bring in and display some of the feature label information from the KML file.
  • Updated Export Utility.


  • Support for the Trimble R1 GNSS receiver.
  • The Trimble SSF/DDF extension has been updated to be compatible with FME 2013/2014.
  • Base File vs. Base List (Provider) selection for postprocessing: if you have previously selected Base File Position, the selection is cleared and you must re-select the correct base file. This ensures that you do not default to an incorrect option in the postprocessing workflow.
  • Option to incorporate the date and time into an image name.