The Manual of Apglos Survey Wizard ANNELIES

This user manual has been made as an extension of the quick start and tutorials on our website for how to use the Apglos Survey Wizard app.

We will take you through the process of land surveying by an easy step by step procedure. All options in our app are reflected in the table of content. Just tap on one and you will be forwarded automatically to the item you are looking for. This way you will become familiar with how to use our app and your land survey becomes a piece of cake!

You can install the Aplos Survey Wizard in the app store on your device by the next steps:

1.  To install the Apglos app, open your (Google) Playstore and search for: ‘Land survey app’. 

2. Search for the Apglos Survey Wizard and download the app. Once the app is downloaded you can open the app and directly start the survey.

By starting up the Apglos Survey Wizard your register screen appears.

1.  Click on the ‘Sign up for free’ button to register. When you are already registered, please move forward to the next chapter and log in.

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2. Enter the email address you want to use to register and read and accept the general conditions.

3. Click the ‘Register for free’ button to register.

4. You will receive your password in your e-mailbox.

(When you did not receive any notification, please contact us)

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After you have registered, you can log in at the Login screen following the next steps:

1. Enter the e-mail address you used to register.

2. Enter the password you have received on your e-mail address.

3. Click the ‘Login’ button to confirm.

4. Now you are logged in.

Forgot your password?
When you have forgotten your password, just go to ‘Password forgotten’ and fill in your e-mail address and click on the ‘Retrieve password‘ button.

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You can change the coordinate reference system in the Setting screen through following the next steps:

1. Click the ‘File menu‘ button. < icon file menu >

2. Click the button ‘Other settings’. (icon other settings)

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3. Please fill out the menu starting by the top option:
– Select your choice for a predefined system.
– Select the country which you are in, for the land survey.
– Choose the ellipsoid.
– Select the coordinate system.
– After entering these options there is a cloud on the top right of the screen, with an arrow inside (icon). Click on the cloud to download the coordinate files.
– Click the ‘V’ button to accept your changes.

4. The coordinate reference system is changed now.

For land survey you need to use the units which are comment for your country. This is why you need to change the measurement units. You can change the measurement units in the setting screen through the next steps:

1. Click the ‘File menu‘ button. < icon dossier mapje >

2. Click the button ‘Other settings’. < icon other settings >

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3. Enter the unit which belongs to your country next to the < meter icon> icon.

4. Now your unit has been adjusted.

We identify a position by 3 elements, namely the X-, Y- and Z- coordinates. Also defined as “northing, easting and elevation”. The X-, Y- and Z-coordinates are selected in the coordinate reference system. The Z-coordinate needs to be configured by the antenna height. You can change the antenna height in the setting screen by the next steps:

1. Click the ‘File menu‘ button. < icon dossier mapje >

2. Click the button ‘Other settings’. < icon other settings >

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3. Click on the numbers next to the icon <antenna height icon>. The antenna height screen appears:

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4. Enter the antenna height by clicking on 0.000.

5. Click the ‘V’ button in the antenna height screen.

6. Click the ‘V’ button in the settings screen.

Your antenna height is adjusted.

You can add an external GNSS receiver in the connection screen. Add the external GNSS receiver by following the next steps:

1. Click the Connection menu button. < icon connection menu, ketting >

2. Click the button ‘Connect’. The connection screen appears:

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3. Make sure the external GNSS receiver is paired with an Android device.

4. Click the black button to add the Bluetooth device.

5. Apglos Survey Wizard will ask you to allow your tablet to be visible to other devices for 120 seconds.

6. Click ‘Allow‘ and Apglos will search for any nearby Bluetooth devices.

7. Select your Bluetooth device and click ‘OK‘. 

8. Now you can select your Bluetooth device in the list next to the < Bluetooth icon > icon in the connection screen.

You can to the external GNSS receiver with direct corrections by the following steps:

1. Click the ‘Connection menu‘ button. < icon connection menu, ketting >

2. Click the button ‘Connect’. The connection screen appears:

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3. Select the GNSS receiver you want to connect with.

4. Next step is to select ‘Antenna’. 

5. Click the ‘Connect’ button < icon connect, ketting >.

6. When the GNSS receiver receives enough satellite signals you are able to get a RTK fix.

You can fill out the NTRIP data in the connection screen. Enter the NTRIP data by the following steps:

1. Click the ‘Connection menu‘ button. < icon connection menu, ketting? > 

2. Click the button ‘Connect’. The connection screen appears:

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3. Fill out the form you see above, from top to bottom, when Android device is selected:

3a. Select Android device in the NTRIP selector < icon NTRIP >.

3b. Select the box next to the < icon sleutel > for correcting the NTRIP data.

3c. Click next to the IP icon < IP icon > to enter your NTRIP IP-address.

3d. Click the ‘V’ button to confirm.

3e. Enter the port next to this icon < Icon kandelaar met hekje >.

3f. Enter the username and confirm by clicking on the ‘V’ button.

3g. Enter your password next to this icon < icon slotje > and confirm by the ‘V’ button.

3g. Select ‘Pick’ when you want to download a mountpoint and click the black button to confirm.

3h. Select ‘Write’ to fill in the mountpoint yourself.

3i. Now you can select the required mountpoint.

You can connect to a GNSS receiver with sending and receiving NTRIP corrections in the connection screen by following the next steps:

1. Click the ‘Connection menu‘ button. < icon connection menu, ketting? > 

2. Click the button ‘Connect’. The connection screen appears:

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3. For connecting to a GNSS receiver with sending and receiving NTRIP corrections you need to select ‘Android device‘.

4. Enter the NTRIP data when NTRIP data are not filled in yet. For instructions about entering NTRIP data, click the entry above this item: How to enter NTRIP data.

To start land survey, you have to give your object a name, so you can recognize your object in the mapping file. To name your object you need to make a layer.

You can start a layer in the Layer manager screen by following the next steps:

1. From the Mapping screen, click on the ‘Layer’ button < layer icon > to be forwarded to the Layer manager screen.

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2. Now you are in the Layer manager:

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3. Click < icon rechthoek,plusje > to be forwarded to the Add layer screen:

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4. Now you are in the Add layer screen:

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5. Fill out the menu starting by the top option:

– Enter name of the layer
– Pick a color
– Pick a line type
– Pick a line weight
– Click the ‘V’ button to confirm

Before selecting a layer you need to add a layer. For adding a layer, click the topic above: How to add a layer. When you added a layer, you need to select the layer to work in the layer. You can select a layer in the Mapping screen through the following steps:

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1. Click the Layer selector next to the Layer manager icon < layer icon >.

2. Now you can select the required layer.

3. Everything you map will now be saved in the selected layer.

You can map a point in the mapping screen through following the next steps:

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1. First step is to click the button < icon tweede van links > on the right top of your screen and click the ‘Land survey’ button to be forwarded to the Mapping screen.

2. Next you have to check your satellite signals. In the left top of the screen you will notice a signal symbol < groene icoontje >. This symbol needs to be green to be able to start mapping.

3. When you only use an Android device, next to the satellite symbol it needs to say ‘Android device’.

4. When you use an external GNSS receiver it needs to say ‘RTK‘ as an indication for the correct connection.

5. The next step is to select a layer. For selecting a layer, check our topic above on How to select a layer

6. Now you can map a point by clicking the point button < icon point >.

7. The Mapping screen will show you the point. This point will be your current location.

You can map a line in the Mapping screen by the next steps:

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1. First step is to click the button < icon tweede van links > on the right top of your screen and click the ‘Land survey’ button to be forwarded to the Mapping screen.

2. Next step is to check your satellite signals. In the left top of the screen you will notice a signal symbol < groene icoontje >. This symbol needs to be green to start mapping.

3. When you only use an Android device, be aware of the line next to the satellite symbol saying ‘Android device’.

4. When you use an external GNSS receiver it needs to say ‘RTK’ as an indication for using the correct connection.

5. Next step is to select a layer. For selecting a layer click on our topic above on How to select a layer.

6. Now you can map the line. A line consists of two points, the startpoint and the endpoint.

There are two options for mapping a line:

Mapping a complete line
– Measure the start point by clicking the point button. < icon point >
– Move to the endpoint and click the line button. < icon line >
– Now you have mapped a line.

Mapping only the end point with a point which is already been mapped
– Click on the point which is already mapped. On top of the point a red cross appears.
– Position yourself at the endpoint of the line and click the line button. < icon line >
– Now you have mapped a line.

You can map an arc in the Mapping screen:

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1. First step is to click the button < icon tweede van links > on the right top of your screen and click the ‘Land survey’ button to be forwarded to the Mapping screen.

There are two options for mapping an arc.

Map a new arc
– Position yourself at the startpoint of the arc object.
– Click < icon point > to map a point. A point will appear on the mapping screen.
– Move yourself to another position on the arc object and click the line button < icon line >. A line will appear on your screen from your startpoint towards your current position.
– Next is to position yourself at the endpoint of the arc object and click the ‘Arc’ button < arc icon >.

Make an arc from an existing line
– Select a line in the Mapping screen. The line will turn orange and an orange arrow < icon oranje pijl > will appear. This arrow shows which way the line and also the arc is headed.
– Position yourself at the endpoint of the arc and click the ‘Arc‘ button < icon arc >.
– Your line now became an arc.

You can map a polyline in the Mapping screen:

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1. First step is to click the button < icon tweede van links > on the right top of your screen and click the ‘Land survey’ button to be forwarded to the Mapping screen.

There are two options for mapping a polyline.

Map a new polyline
– Position yourself at the startpoint of the object.
– Click < icon point > to map a point. A point will appear on the Mapping screen.
– Move yourself to a new position and click the ‘Polyline’ button < polyline line >. A line will appear on your screen from your start point towards your current position.
– Repeat this until your polyline is completed.

Make a polyline from an existing point, line or polyline
– Select a point, line or polyline in the Mapping screen.
– Move yourself to a new position.
– Click the ‘Polyline‘ button < polyline line > to make a new polyline.

You can map a surface in the Mapping screen:

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1. First step is to click the button < icon tweede van links > on the right top of your screen and click the ‘Land survey’ button to be forwarded to the Mapping screen.

There are two options for mapping a surface.

Map a new surface
– Position yourself at the startpoint of the object.
– Click < icon point > to map a point. A point will appear on the mapping screen.
– Move yourself to a new position and click the ‘Polyline’ button < polyline line >. A line will appear on your screen from your startpoint towards your current position.
– Repeat this until the last point has been measured.
– Click the ‘Surface’ button < surface button > and the surface is completed.

Make a surface from an existing point, line or polyline
– Select a point, line or polyline in the Mapping screen.
– Move yourself to a new position.
– Click the ‘Surface’ button to make a new surface.

You can select a point in the Mapping screen by following the next steps:

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1. You can select a point by clicking the point you want to select. An orange cross will appear when the point is selected.

2. When several points are standing close together, select one of the points. Now a bar with arrows will appear. Use the arrows to select the correct point.

3. When the right point is selected by the orange circle, click ‘V’ button to confirm.

You can select a line in the Mapping screen by the next steps:

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1. Click the line you want to select. The line will turn orange when the line is selected.

When points are too close together to select a line, Apglos will tell you no line can be selected. Just click next to the line and the line will be selected and will turn orange.