GeoMattix Course Descriptions

GPS Mapping with ArcPad and Trimble

For Trimble GPS users who want to learn how to use ArcPad to collect high-accuracy GPS data. Regardless of your Trimble GPS model, this course will teach you how to use ArcPad with Trimble's GPSCorrect extension to ArcPad in the field to collect GPS field data and then how to post-process the GPS data back in the office using EITHER Trimble's GPS Analyst extension for ArcGIS OR GPS Pathfinder Office. Both workflows are covered in detail.

Lessons:

Introduction - An Overview of Trimble's Products
Module 1: Overview of ArcPad and the Workflows
Module 2: Configuring ArcPad for GPS
Module 3: Using ArcPad in the Field
Module 4: The Quick Project Workflow
Module 5: The Geodatabase Check-Out / Check-In Workflow
Module 6-1: Trimble Software & Differential GPS
Module 6-2: Preparing the Geodatabase & Data for ArcPad
Module 6-3: Checking in Field Data
Module 6-4: Post-Processing with GPS Analyst
Module 6-5: Post-Processing with GPS Pathfinder Office
Conclusion - Summary, Tips and Additional Resources

Skills Aquired:

  • How to register your Trimble hardware and software
  • How to download and install ESRI's ArcPad and Trimble software
  • The ins and outs of the post-processing workflows
  • Introduction to ArcPad
  • Configuring ArcPad and GPSCorrect
  • Designing a geodatabase for field work
  • GPS-enabling the geodatabase
  • Setting accuracy requirements
  • Collecting GIS data using GPS in the field
  • Creating custom templates for QuickProjects
  • Geodatabase check-out/check-in workflow
  • Checking in the field
  • Differentially correcting your GPS data with GPS Analyst & Pathfinder Office
  • Validating GPS features
  • Rebuilding GPS features
  • Post-processing shapefiles
  • Where to go for help

GPS Mapping with Trimble's Terrasync and Pathfinder Office

Learn how to use Terrasync and Pathfinder Office to collect high-accuracy, GIS-ready field data. This class will teach you to get started with the software. You will learn the essential workflow starting with project design and including GPS configuration, field data collection, and post-processing of the data. Learn the tips and tricks of differential correction, how to avoid datum shift, how to create a data dictionary and how to get your data into a GIS format.

Lessons:

Lesson 1: Overview of Trimble's GPS Hardware and Software
Lesson 2: Getting Started with Pathfinder Office
Lesson 3: Configuring GPS Settings in TerraSync
Lesson 4A: Field Data Collection - Collecting New Data
Lesson 4B: Field Data Collection - Navigating to and Updating Existing Data
Lesson 5: Post-processing Field Data

Skills Aquired:

  • Learn to use the field (Terrasync) and office (Pathfinder Office) software
  • Installation and configuration
  • Collecting new data in the field
  • Updating existing data in the field
  • Transferring data from GPS unit to PC
  • Reviewing data in Pathfinder Office
  • Exporting data to GIS and other formats