Did you know that Trimble has released new Import/Export functionality for TerraFlex? TerraFlex also supports ESRI Basemaps now and will run on Windows 7 & 8 desktop/laptop operating systems!
Trimble Positions August 2014 Blog Post on New TerraFlex Desktop Add-In for ESRI’s ArcMap Desktop Software:
Those of you who are using (or considering using) Trimble TerraFlex are most likely aware of the new release earlier this week. Included in this release is the Trimble TerraFlex Desktop add-in, an ArcMap add-in that can be used to publish projects from and download completed forms into your existing geodatabase. If you’ve already downloaded and installed it, you’ve probably noticed a number of similarities to the Trimble Positions Desktop add-in. In fact, they share the same underlying components and quite a bit of source code. A few things to note:
- Both products can be installed and enabled at the same time within ArcMap. It is highly recommended to run Positions Desktop add-in version 10.2.2.1 if you intend to run TerraFlex Desktop add-in version 2.0. Trimble does not guarantee compatibility with older versions of Positions Desktop add-in.
- The TerraFlex Desktop add-in inherits the same ArcMap version support (10.1, 10.2, 10.2.1, 10.2.2) and geodatabase support (file, personal, enterprise) as the Positions Desktop add-in.
- The ‘default’ TerraFlex Desktop add-in configuration (single-user, built-in Jet database) will not be used if a Positions Desktop add-in configuration (single-user or all-users) is found on the machine. In this case, both add-ins will use the same database connection settings. Although projects and project settings will be stored in the same physical database, they are only visible from the add-in where they were created.
- When running both add-ins at the same time, only one log file will be used and it will receive messages from both add-ins. Depending on the (internal) order in which the add-ins load within ArcMap, this will either be PositionsDesktopAddIn.log or TerraFlexDesktopAddIn.log in the folder: C:\Users\<username>\AppData\Roaming\Trimble\Positions\10.1
X-FLARE: Earth-orbiting satellites have just detected a powerful X1.6-class solar flare (Sept. 10 @ 17:46 UT). The source was active sunspot AR2158, which is directly facing Earth. NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory recorded the extreme ultraviolet flash:
Ionizing radiation from the flare could cause HF radio blackouts and other communications disturbances, especially on the day-lit side of Earth. In the next few hours, when coronagraph data from SOHO and STEREO become available, we will see if a CME emerges from the blast site. If so, the cloud would likely be aimed directly at Earth and could reach our planet in 2 to 3 days. Stay tuned for updates about geomagnetic storms in the offing.
Please join our friends at GeoSpatial Experts on Wednesday, September 10th for a 20 minute webinar to learn about collecting data for pipeline regulatory compliance. See how your contractors and employees can quickly be trained to use their Apple and Android devices to capture required photos, attributed data, and location data. Then they’ll show how to use these data to create reports, maps, and input for your back-end database.
This webinar is an ideal overview for operations managers, senior GIS professionals, upper level management interested in mobile field data collection solutions. Please invite others in your organization as well as your pipeline contractors to join you for this short, executive briefing.
- Have contractors and employees capture as-built data during pipeline installation
- Increase work site safety
- Simplify your workflow. Get the data you need while saving time and money
- Train your inspectors in minutes – even remotely
In addition to collecting data during pipeline construction, GeoJot+ can be used for: inspection of well pads and equipment, right of way vegetation management, exploration, disaster response, management of change, inspection of above ground pipes, and much more.
Trimble Field Service Management provides visibility into field and fleet operations in a format that is easy to use and integrate with your current system. With rising fuel costs, the complexity of vehicle maintenance scheduling, and overall increased expenses associated with running a fleet, our system is designed to streamline operations and boost productivity in all aspects of your fleet. (Maintenance workers, dispatch, customer service, etc.)
If you have additional questions on these solutions, contact Kyle Burdine at firstname.lastname@example.org. See the webinar video below.
The Trimble Dimensions User Conference is back for 2014! This three-day event is a must attend conference for Geospatial professionals that utilize Trimble technology. This user conference allows attendees the unique opportunity to network with other Trimble users, get hands-on training, attend breakout sessions on various industry topics given by your peers, as well as meet numerous Trimble personnel.
The early bird registration deadline is August 15th. Register quickly to get the lowest possible price. There are also discounted rates for government and educators. To register, click HERE.
Additional information and links:
Users can now use the TerraFlex Mobile application on devices that run Windows® 7 / Windows 8. This includes high accuracy rugged GPS devices such as the Trimble Yuma® rugged tablet series, as well as any tablet or laptop running Windows 7 / Windows 8
Trimble TerraFlex Page: http://www.trimbleinsphere.com/insphere/terraflex-data-collection
Trimble TerraFlex News: http://www.trimbleinsphere.com/insphere/terraflex-data-collection#news