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GPS Pathfinder Office software
Trimble Positions Desktop add-in
Trimble GPS Analyst extension
Office Software GPS Pathfinder Office software Trimble Positions Desktop add-in Trimble GPS Analyst extension
Differential correction Code phase, carrier phase, DeltaPhase, and H-Star data processing Code phase, carrier phase, DeltaPhase, and H-Star data processing Code phase, carrier phase, DeltaPhase, and H-Star data processing
ShapeCorrect Yes Not applicable Not applicable
Batch processing Yes Yes No
Coordinate system support Latitude/Longitude (WGS 84), U.S. State Plane 27 (NADCON - Conus), U.S. State Plane 83 (NAD - Conus), UTM, and hundreds of additional systems are supported Esri ArcGIS projection engine Esri ArcGIS projection engine
Data export AutoCAD DXF, dBASE, Esri Shapefile, Esri File Geodatabase, KML/KMZ (Google Earth mapping service), MapInfo MIF, Microsoft Access MDB, MicroStation DGN, configurable ASCII. Additional formats supported via Trimble SSF and DDF data format extensions for FME Integrated with Esri Personal, File, and Enterprise SDE Geodatabases, and additional export formats supported in Esri ArcGIS software Trimble SSF, Trimble Data Dictionary File (DDF), and additional export formats supported in Esri ArcGIS software
Data import AutoCAD DXF, dBASE, Esri Shapefile, Esri File Geodatabase, MapInfo MIF, Microsoft Access MDB. Additional formats supported via Trimble SSF and DDF data format extensions for FME. Integrated with Esri Personal, File, and Enterprise SDE Geodatabases, and additional import formats supported in Esri ArcGIS software. Esri ArcPad Shapefile or AXF file and Trimble Positions ArcPad extension SSF Trimble SSF, schema from Trimble DDF, Esri ArcPad Shapefile or AXF file and Trimble GPScorrect SSF
Data dictionary creation Yes Create feature class schema Create feature class schema
Data storage format Trimble SSF Personal, File, and Enterprise SDE Geodatabase Personal Geodatabase
Customization Automation interfaces from Differential Correction and Export utilities only No Available via ArcObjects
Map display/editing Yes Esri ArcGIS map and editing engines Esri ArcGIS map and editing engines
Advanced GNSS data symbology No Yes Yes
Feature rebuild No Yes Yes
Feature verification Yes Yes Yes
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Field software support TerraSync software (Standard, Professional, or Centimeter), Trimble Positions ArcPad extension, Trimble GPScorrect extension for Esri ArcPad, and applications developed with the GPS Pathfinder Field toolkit Trimble Positions Mobile extension, Trimble Positions ArcPad extension, and third-party applications built on the Trimble Positions toolkit Trimble GPS Analyst extension field tools, TerraSync software (Standard, Professional, or Centimeter), Trimble GPScorrect extension for Esri ArcPad, and applications developed with the GPS Pathfinder Field toolkit

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