Trimble TerraFlex Advanced a Boost for GIS Professionals
TerraFlex Advanced enables Geographic Information System (GIS) professionals to stay productive by keeping their data and devices up-to-date and organized. The new TerraFlex Advanced allows users to import existing assets or GIS data into their TerraFlex projects and make real-time updates to the data in the field. The information can be shared across the project organization, so all project members — from the field to office — are working with the most up-to-date data available. In addition, a new version of the TerraFlex Mobile app supports Trimble RTX technology-based correction services. Trimble RTX (Real Time eXtended) is a high-accuracy Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) correction technology that delivers repeatable centimeter-level positioning worldwide to compatible GNSS receivers. GIS professionals now have more flexibility to achieve the accuracy required by their highly mobile workflows in real time, without being tied to a base station or local VRS network.
With TerraFlex Advanced, users can collect, process and manage geospatial data quickly and efficiently across a fleet of mixed consumer and professional data collection mobile devices and platforms. Local governments who require regular data updates on city assets, utility workers performing frequent inspections on infrastructure — and many other mapping and GIS organizations — can update new and existing data while in the field much faster.
“In today’s environment, asset conditions are constantly changing and access to real-time information about these assets is crucial to decision-making and sustainability of those assets,” said Alain Samaha, business area director of GIS and Software for Trimble’s Geospatial Division. “TerraFlex Advanced addresses this growing requirement by ensuring GIS field crews are equipped with current information, so they can make informed decisions, avoid costly rework, and plan and schedule resources efficiently for the maintenance of assets.” Part of the Trimble InSphere cloud-based software platform for the management of geospatial applications, data, and services, TerraFlex Advanced extends the robust project, user and form functionality in the original TerraFlex Basic edition, keeping field crews organized and productive on a variety of devices and in a wide range of environments.
In addition to TerraFlex Advanced software, Trimble also announced new enhancement to its InSphere platform applications — Equipment Manager and Data Manager.
Equipment Manager: A software application that enables geospatial enterprises to unify management of all their equipment, Equipment Manager now lets users manage custom equipment types, including non-Trimble devices, accessories, and any other equipment that needs to be managed together with their Trimble mapping and surveying equipment. Additionally, users can stay on top of required updates and keep their field equipment properly maintained with service scheduling and alerts.
- Data Manager: Data Manager allows users to securely access, search, visualize and share geospatial information. This module now expands support for more data types, including all features from TBC files, image features and TGO files, enabling users to upload more data into the application to manage, view, search and share with other project stakeholders.
Trimble TerraFlex Advanced is available online at: www.trimbleinsphere.com/terraflex or through Trimble's authorized GIS and Survey Distribution Channels. The Mobile apps are available in Apple's App Store and Google's Play store. To learn more about Trimble TerraFlex software and register for a free 30-day trial, visit: www.trimbleinsphere.com/other-pages/trial.
RTX-based correction service subscriptions for compatible receivers can be ordered through Trimble’s Positioning Services Division. To learn more, go to: www.trimble.com/positioning-services/mgis.
Trimble applies technology to make field and mobile workers in businesses and government significantly more productive. Solutions are focused on applications requiring position or location — including surveying, construction, agriculture, fleet and asset management, public safety and mapping. In addition to utilizing positioning technologies, such as GPS, lasers and optics, Trimble solutions may include software content specific to the needs of the user. Wireless technologies are utilized to deliver the solution to the user and to ensure a tight coupling of the field and the back office. Founded in 1978, Trimble is headquartered in Sunnyvale, Calif.