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Trimble Software Adds Support for GIS Industry Standards

GPS Pathfinder Office Software Now Supports Internet Map Server and MrSID

SUNNYVALE, Calif., June 15, 2001 - Trimble (NASDAQ:TRMB) introduced today new features to enhance its Global Positioning System (GPS) software for Geographic Information System (GIS) professionalsthe GPS Pathfinder® Office software version 2.80. The new software version supports Internet Map Server imagery and LizardTech Inc.'s MrSID image format, both GIS industry data standards.
With the GPS Pathfinder Office software version 2.80, Trimble's GIS systems have enhanced capabilities for easier, more flexible and efficient data collection and maintenance. Now environmental agencies, forestry services, utilities, local government organizations and other GIS users can take advantage of higher quality data for better decision making.
GPS Integrates with the Internet
Trimble's GPS Pathfinder Office software version 2.80 allows users to integrate local data sources, including GIS and field data, with Internet map data for display, query and analysis. This is made possible using ESRI's ArcIMS and the Open GIS protocol.
Taking advantage of Internet connectivity, users can also transfer data between the field and office using email, facilitating quick and easy communication.
The new software version also includes support for MrSID and JPEG raster imagery. MrSID, the standard image format for GIS professionals, enables unlimited size image files to be quickly downloaded and displayed over local networks and the Internet.
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About the GPS Pathfinder Office software
Trimble's GPS Pathfinder Office is a powerful software suite for managing and processing GPS data. The Microsoft® WindowsTM-based software incorporates a wide variety of features designed to greatly increase the efficiency and accuracy of GPS/GIS data collection.
The Pathfinder Office software version 2.80 is available now through Trimble's Mapping and GIS dealer network.
About Trimble
Trimble is a leading innovator of Global Positioning System (GPS) technology. In addition to providing advanced GPS components, Trimble augments GPS with other positioning technologies as well as wireless communications and software to create complete customer solutions. Trimble's worldwide presence and unique capabilities position the Company for growth in emerging applications including surveying, automobile navigation, machine guidance, asset tracking, wireless platforms, and telecommunications infrastructure. Founded in 1978 and headquartered in Sunnyvale, Calif., Trimble has more than 2,000 employees in more than 20 countries worldwide.

Media Contact:    LeaAnn McNabb of Trimble: 408-481-7808

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