SOFTWARE FOR HIGHLY PRODUCTIVE FIELD GIS DATA COLLECTION AND MAINTENANCE
Trimble® TerraSync™ software is designed for fast and efficient field GIS data collection and maintenance. Integrating all the ways you collect data—with a GNSS handheld computer, laser rangefinder, or centimeter-grade equipment—it’s a powerful system for the collection of high quality feature and position data for GIS update and maintenance.
Effortless and Intelligent Field Data Collection
Regardless of the field application and the complexity of the GIS data to be collected, Trimble TerraSync software provides simple and efficient workflows to capture high quality data quickly and easily.
Working in Trimble QuickPoint™ data collection mode GIS point features can be collected with a single press of a button, a tap of the screen, or point-and-shoot operation of a Trimble laser rangefinder. Simple to learn and use, QuickPoint mode saves field workers time collecting position and attribute information for features of the same type.
Trimble TerraSync software also makes it easy to incorporate photo capture into the data collection workflow using a Trimble handheld with integrated camera. Field workers can take and preview photos, automatically attaching them to the current feature.
Trimble TerraSync software also includes the ability to use data dictionaries previously created in Trimble GPS Pathfinder® Office software or Trimble Positions™ Desktop add-in, based on the enterprise GIS. A data dictionary allows field workers to create features and assign attribute values that not only comply with the GIS data structure, but also preserve data integrity. Data capture forms can also dynamically adapt to previously entered attribute values for maximum data collection efficiency with a minimum of training.
To improve the field worker experience, the TerraSync user interface can be customized and simplified, removing functionality to ensure maximum field productivity and eliminate potential configuration errors, while minimizing the need for specialist training. TerraSync Studio utility within GPS Pathfinder Office software provides a rich environment to develop and test customized TerraSync user interfaces. The result is that field workers see the overview of a data form more clearly, avoiding confusion and guiding them through only required form sections, speeding up form completion without sacrificing accuracy.
Smart Data Maintenance
Trimble TerraSync software provides additional benefits for field workers involved in data maintenance activities. Assets imported from a GIS can be sorted and filtered based on the order they are to be visited for efficient route planning. Assets can be viewed as a simple list, or on a color-coded map with an aerial photo or satellite image in the background for reference.
Quality Control Made Easy
With Trimble TerraSync software, field workers can collect data and achieve the required level of accuracy, either in real time or after post-processing. Accuracy-based logging settings specify the GNSS data quality that the enterprise GIS demands and TerraSync software does the rest.
TerraSync software integrates seamlessly with a range of Trimble GNSS receivers to deliver the required accuracy level to meet company or regulatory requirements. The software supports post-processing the data back in the office or using real-time differential GNSS corrections to improve data quality and accuracy. TerraSync software can also be used with supported Trimble GNSS receivers to collect Trimble H-Star™ data for extra precision.