Trimble announced a new offline data transfer and post-processing workflow for Trimble TerraFlex field software that enables mobile workers to collect, manage, and edit their geospatial feature data. The new workflow also provides an alternative to using Trimble cloud services for storing and transferring GIS feature data collected with the TerraFlex platform, as users are able to synchronize data directly to their on-premise Esri GIS.
The new software workflow—called offline data transfer—is possible through the integration of Trimble TerraFlex and the Trimble Positions Desktop add-in for Esri ArcGIS Desktop. In addition, TerraFlex field data collected via this workflow using a Trimble Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) receiver can be post-processed directly inside the Trimble Positions Desktop add-in for improved positional accuracy.
“With this new feature, TerraFlex fulfills the need of organizations such as government agencies and utility providers who cannot keep their data in the cloud because of regulatory constraints or business rules,” said Rachel Blair-Winker, business area manager for Trimble Mapping & GIS solutions. “By introducing the new workflow to our TerraFlex software platform, customers who prefer direct desktop methods of transferring data between field and office (such as USB) and need post-processing capabilities can now benefit using this new solution without having to change their current business practices.”