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1.Mobile FieldApp Overview
The mobile NexDrone App allows you to create, edit and follow-up on GeoSpatial records that can be linked to satellite maps, high-resolution drone maps or blueprints. It can be used to manage construction sites, infrastructure projects, roads, parks, plantations and agricultural businesses or make insurance claims
This App allows to view all the FIELDAPPS (effectively smart digitized forms) you have created or been given access to. Each FieldApp contains a customized database and map layers (tilesets) associated with that FieldApp.
Generally every Work Site will need its own FieldApp since the clients and people who access it would normally not be the same.
You can have multiple FieldApps for the same Work Site if you want to track different datasets separately (e.g. Track safety issues, project issues, road damages, crop health issues, etc…)
The FieldApps are designed in the FIELDAPP BUILDER which can be accessed in the web application at http://app.NexDrone.com
You login credentials for the Web Application and Mobile App are the same.
You need Manager access level to be able to create your own and edit FieldApps.
1.1.Synchronizing your Records
The FieldApp SYNCHRONIZES all the data records with the main server.
Each mobile device therefore has its own local database. This also allows you to create and edit records while you are OFFLINE.
The records can be synced manually or automatically. To change the auto-sync settings (time interval etc…) you need to access the SETTINGS MENU.
The Maps need internet access to load map tiles but once you load a map at different zoom levels while you are online, the FieldApp will load the map tiles from your device cache in the future (even if you are offline). If you know you have no internet on site, just view the maps while you are online in the office (and zoom in an out to cache all the map tiles), then you should have access to the map when offline later on the site.
1.2.Record List View
The Mobile App has 3 Screens:
- Record List View (List of all the records. Allows to Search and Filter records)
- Map View (View the Records of a FieldApp on a Map. All records are coloured according to their Status. Filter records by Groups)
- Record Edit Screen (Allows you to edit records)
The RECORD LIST VIEW will show a list of all your records. You can FILTER & SEARCH records.
To EDIT a Record TAP ON IT or SLIDE RIGHT to reveal a BLUE EDIT BUTTON.
To DELETE a record just SLIDE LEFT to reveal a RED DELETE BUTTON. You will need to confirm any delete action.
1.3.Mobile Map View
The MAP VIEW will show a map view of all your records for a particular FieldApp.
To EDIT a Record TAP ON IT’S COLORED MARKER and press the DETAILS BUTTON at the bottom of the screen.
Maps can have multiple MAP LAYERS that you can access in the TOP RIGHT CORNER ICON.
If you choose to link your RECORD GROUPS to MAP LAYERS, selecting a GROUP LAYER will only show records linked to that GROUP/LAYER
1.4.Record Edit Screen
The RECORD EDIT SCREEN is where records are CREATED & EDITED.
The Format of Records depends on how the corresponding FieldApp was designed.
To change the LOCATION of the record just tap in the MAP SCREEN at the top of the record edit screen. You can change the MAP LAYER if you wish.
Below the Location Map you can see all the datafields available. Just tap on each to edit the content of that datafield.
Add or Remove PHOTOS and VIDEOS. Videos are limited in time and size to reduce overall data consumption.
Make sure to SAVE your changes before leaving the Edit Screen if you wish to keep the changes.
Once you are back in the RECORD LIST VIEW all the new & edited records will show a RED CIRCLE indicating they have not been SYNCHRONIZED with the main server yet. After synchronizing this RED CIRCLE will vanish.
Users can have access to your project data via the web Map View or the mobile FieldApp.
There are 5 USER TYPES that determine ACCESS LEVELS:
- MAP ONLY VIEWER (can only view the FieldApp Map with the GeoSpatial Records marked on it)
- VIEWER (can view Map & GeoSpatial Record Details)
- USER (can also create & edit GeoSpatial Records using FieldApp and Web Record Editor)
- MANAGER (can invite new Users, change access levels, create Maps and FieldApps, upload Tilesets …)
- OWNER (all of the above PLUS manages account payments)
User types are PROJECT DEPENDENT. You could have Viewer access for one Project and Manager access to another Project.
You need to have at least USER access to be able to ADD & EDIT RECORDS. Else you can just view maps or record details without the ability to change or add anything.
Contact your PROJECT MANAGER to change your USER ACCESS.
The above user and access logic applies to both Web Application (http://app.MapGage.com) as well as the mobile FieldApp.