GPS Location

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GPS Location

This feature allows the user to select a location by means of the GPS Receiver. A list of tested GPS devices is detailed in EDGE Operating System and Device Support.

 

1.Ensure the GPS unit is connected to the device operating EDGE either through USB or Bluetooth.

 

Software Tip: If Windows is not detecting a Bluetooth GPS sensor, GPS Complete may assist in pairing the devices.

 

2.In EDGE, Select the Form tab and click Location on the ribbon.

 

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3.The GPS Location map appears.

25159-GPSLocationOnMap

 

Note: There is another way to access this Location Map. On the Devices ribbon, click the GPS icon.

 

25159-GPSReceiver

 

Navigation Buttons

 

Navigation Buttons which appear at the bottom of the map screen allow the user to navigate through the GPS map by clicking on the arrows. The user can also zoom in and out using the magnifying glass icon.

 

25159-ImageMagnify

Make the image larger

25159-ImageDemagnify

Make the image smaller

 

25159-DisplayAllLocationsButton

Displays all the locations in one map

25159-PointToCurrentLocationButton

Points to the currently selected location

25159-ToggleGPS

Toggles GPS activation

25159-NewLocation

Create a new location

25159-EditButton

Edit a currently selected location

25159-CaptureButton

Capture your current location coordinates which will be displayed in geo_data and geo_remark from FieldSample_v1 of the FieldSampleForm. Note that this functionality only works on the FieldSampleForm and the FieldSampleForm must be currently selected with a valid field sample record. See the article Capture Map Coordinates for more details.

 

Options

 

Follow me: When checked, the map will automatically display your location.

Location Text Filter: Typing in the text box searches on all rows and columns, and then filters them.

Filter by "1000.00" meters: Check the box and the new dialog will appear, with a prompt to type in a new distance filter.

 

25159-DistanceFilter

 

Map Configuration

 

Map Configuration allows you to select your GPS device, along with the Map Provider.

 

25159-MapConfiguration

 

Edit Location Data

 

25159-LocationData

 

Note: Only LAT LONG Coordinate Types will display on the Map correctly

 

Import GPS

 

Import GPS imports GPS coordinates.

 

Import Map

 

Import Map imports coordinates from the center of the map.

 

Caching

 

The process of moving around the map (zooming in and out and panning around) will cause EDGE to automatically cache map tiles in a database file. This database is stored in the Map Cache directory, which can be set by the user in the Map Configuration window, accessed by the yellow button in the bottom of the map window. The default location for this map cache is C:\Users\[Username]\Documents\My EQuIS Work\EDGE\Map.

 

In addition, the settings file in EDGE will remember the coordinates of the center of the most recent map view displayed.

 

Troubleshooting: If the following error is noted when opening GPS Location

 

ERROR EarthSoft.EDGE.Forms.Main [(null)] - Exception has been thrown by the target of an invocation.

System.Reflection.TargetInvocationException: Exception has been thrown by the target of an invocation. ---> System.IO.FileNotFoundException: Could not load file or assembly 'ShapefileReader.dll' or one of its dependencies. The specified module could not be found.

 

First, confirm the device has .NET Framework 4.6 or higher. Then, open the Window Apps and Features and search for "Microsoft Visual Studio C++ Redistributable" and confirm the version is 2017 or higher. 

 

If needed, download and install version 2017 from here