In last month’s blog, we discussed “Using the TSC7’s Onboard Camera in Trimble Access.” This month, we’ll transfer our field data and photos to the office PC, then explore how to import and view the media files within Trimble Business Center.
Though often overlooked, most Trimble data collectors have the built-in ability to take quality photographs in the field. This can be extremely valuable for documenting survey data, saving time and increasing productivity by reducing the need for elaborate field notes and descriptions.
In this installment, we will look at how to use the onboard camera in the TSC7 data collector. We’ll also see how these photos can be linked to field measurements made using Trimble Access. In a future post, we will go over how the photos can be imported and viewed in a TBC project, and even included in special exports and deliverables such as Google Earth KMZ files.
View our video where we demonstrate searching, downloading and importing NGS control coordinates using Trimble Business Center’s Internet Download Routine.
In our previous blog article, we introduced the Trimble Installation Manager (TIM) utility and described how it can be a valuable tool for updating firmware and instrument licenses, downloading release notes, and more.
In this blog article we’ll be looking at the Trimble Installation Manager utility, and how this easy-to-use free program can help you install software and keep your instruments running at their peak. It will also keep you informed of the latest version information, download release notes, install new feature licenses, and more!
If you work in an industry like construction, engineering or land surveying, where accurate and precise measuring is essential to project quality, you need a reliable way to take measurements and ensure level structures.
And on a busy job site or time-sensitive project, when spending time fiddling with fussy equipment could mean the difference between making your clients happy with an on-time completion or having to explain why you’re pushing out the timeline, you need tools that are fast and easy to use. According to a 2016 McKinsey article, for instance, the average construction project goes 20 months over its original schedule, so you need all the tools you can muster to save time where you can.
Are you a Trimble Access user? If so, have you ever wanted to check settings or procedures on your Trimble Access data collector, but were prevented from doing so because an instrument was not readily available?
Surveyors, are you spending a lot of field time on repetitive tasks when performing topographic surveys?
In construction, engineering and many other industries, it’s essential to have a way to validate the accuracy of measuring and surveying data. Even minuscule inaccuracies can lead to flaws, project delays, higher costs and unhappy clients — design errors in construction, for example, can increase costs by around 7%.
Surveyors… Do you use the National Geodetic Survey’s “OPUS” service for post processing data? Did you know Trimble Business Center can streamline this and help avoid file conversion hassles, antenna height errors, and other possible issues? This month’s video shows how to use TBC for sending GNSS data files to the free NGS “OPUS” service for post processing.