High Accuracy GNSS in Today’s Common GIS Workflows

Today’s field users and GIS folks now have more choices than ever regarding tools for field data collection. It makes sense that collecting data in the field is relatively easy given all these choices and the ability to use common devices like phones and tablets. Add in geopdf viewers and simple to use apps for […]

Comparing Techniques to Link or Attach Photos to GIS Field Data

How do I take photos in the field and link them to my GIS data in the office?  There have been so many techniques and options over the years that it’s difficult to keep track of the solution that’s right for you.  The technique you use will depend on the field software you are running. […]

How to Choose a Single Base or VRS Subnet in Oregon or Washington to Receive Real Time Corrections for High Accuracy Mapping

For those of you using GNSS surveying or mapping systems in Oregon or Washington, you have access to real time correctors via cellular modem or cell phone to a comprehensive network of GNSS base stations, providing there is cellular service somewhere near your project site. VRS Information A VRS, or Virtual Reference Station, is a […]

Trimble Positions Software Suite Resources

Installing, configuring and learning to use the Trimble Positions Software Suite is not necessarily difficult, but it can be a time-consuming process with many steps. Add to that the fact that Trimble Positions supports differential correction in both ArcPad and ArcGIS for Windows Mobile, and you can quickly become bogged down in filtering through directions […]

Where Can I Find Help with ArcPad, TerraSync, or my Trimble Device?

Mapping with professional-grade GNSS equipment can be a valuable tool, but it is amazing how many of us do not realize the full potential of the system we have.  Given the high-dollar investment, we expect performance, especially positional accuracy, to be superior to that of a recreational device we can buy at our local sporting […]

Windows Mobile/WEHH Memory Usage Trick on ArcPad

Recently Juniper Systems posted this article on their blog, Get Rugged. We found this information to be very valuable and wanted to share. One thing you may have found while using Windows Mobile or Windows Embedded Handheld is that the operating system has a 32 MB limit on RAM memory used per process. In Esri®’s ArcPad […]

Customize ArcPad’s ‘Use-Once’ Map Navigator

ArcPad’s Map Navigator is a convenient way to zoom in or out and pan around your map without having to change the toolbar you are currently using.  But have you ever been frustrated by its ‘use-once’ property?  When you tap the Zoom Out or Pan buttons, they are used only once and then switched back to […]

Esri’s ArcPad vs. ArcGIS Mobile vs. Trimble’s TerraSync vs. TerraFlex

In mapping and GIS there are several software solutions for collecting and processing your data. At first glance they might seem similar, but in fact have many different features. Here we have broken down these four software choices and compared hardware support, software features, GPS support, data collection, GIS support, and data maintenance. Esri’s ArcPad […]