GPS Mobile Mapper 6, Capture data

El Mobile Mapper 6 Is the generation that came to replace the CX and Pro, which previously produced Magellan. Today we will see how to capture data in the field.

1. Basic settings.

To capture data, the computer must have the software installed Mobile Mapping, Which comes with the disks when purchasing the equipment and is installed via Active Sync. (Eye, do not confuse it with Mobile Mapper Office)

Gps mobile mapper To execute it, it is done Home> Mobile Mapping. The navigation view appears, when loading it for the first time you must configure some parameters from the option Menu On the lower right side.

  • Registry: Here you must establish if you want to automatically register the position every so often. For example, each 30 seconds.
  • We can also define to take it automatically every certain amount of displacement meters. This is ideal for routes.
  • You could also say that it is taken manually, when I select it. And for this, you must indicate above, how long you must average positions, it means that if I indicate 45 seconds, the team will take data during that time and I will capture the averaged value.
  • Units. Here it is established if we will work in meters, kilometers, miles, feet, etc. the same for the area.
  • There are other parameters, for now we will define only those.

2. Create new map

Gps mobile mapperFor this, it is done Menu> new ... It is necessary to understand how the Mobile Mapper operates, to know where the data is stored.

  • The file .map This is a kind of container, as well as the ArcView .apr, the .mxd of ArcGIS. It does not contain data, only the configuration of loaded layers. The name must be specified and where it will be stored.
  • The .shp file. This equipment allows to create layers of type shape file, where the captured information is stored. When created, the required .dbf and .shx files are also created.

Gps mobile mapper This is done Menu> layers, and there you can select an existing layer or a new one. These layers can be line, point or polygon type, 2D or 3D. Then the attributes can be text, numeric, yes / no, date, image or audio captured with the same equipment.

So you can create layers such as: Predios, street axes, control points, tree, etc.

Each layer can have attributes stored in the .dbf, such as: owner, photo, house number, audio declaration, etc.

Also display attributes such as symbol, color, thickness, fill.

Each layer can have display scale. For example, if I set 1: 10,000 to the municipal boundary layer, I will not see it unless it is one scale above it and it will not get in the way when I'm working with parcels at scales 1: 400.

Likewise, an existing layer can be loaded, such as a road map or road map. It may even be a georeferenced image.

  • Gps mobile mapperThe .grw and .crg files. These are created as we take points, and are necessary so that at the time we can do postprocessing based on data obtained with other static equipment. The data without postprocess will walk in a radius of 3 to 5 meters -Like any browser-, with post-processing sub-metric precision is reached.

Warning: The Mobile Mapper 6 (MM6) can not be base (until now). The old one can be based Mobile Mapper Pro, I think the CX and Magellan Promark 3 (This costs around US $ 2,500 while MM6 walks down the $ 1,500, almost what was worth the Pro or CX)

It means that for a mass process, there could be a Promark3 and 5 MM6, About US $ 10,000. Perhaps an incomparable solution if we compare prices with brands like Trimble.

Gps mobile mapper

It will also be necessary to set the projection and coordinate system the first time a layer is loaded.

3. Capture data.

Once the above is done, the GPS starts and we will have a window similar to the one shown in the image.

Above is the number of satellites visible, down the coordinate and in the viewfinder location.

To capture data, it is selected from the bottom menu, on the left side, where it says Log. If we have it in Spanish it will say Registration. It immediately lets us choose in which layer we will save the point to capture, and if we have it configured manually, as I explained in step 1, Gps mobile mapper Then a progress bar will do the process for the set seconds until the point is captured.

Then the panel opens to enter attributes. If you have another configuration, for example, each 10 meters, we can leave the equipment on the board of the car and drive, it will make a capture every time it detects a displacement of 10 meters.

In the next post we will see how to download data and Postprocessing them.

76 Replies to "GPS Mobile Mapper 6, Capture data"

  1. The postprocess code is purchased. It does not come with the GPS; So the only one who can give you that code is who sold it to you, if he wants to give it to you.

  2. good morning I have two GPS that a friend sold me but I don't have the code to activate the postprocess, they could support me in finding or how to activate the postprocess

  3. Friend I went to the page where you say the software is but says it does not exist and that it is updated for a mobile maper 6.0

  4. I do not know how to enter coordinates to the mobile mapper 10 if someone can help me

  5. Hello, I have a MM6 that I have not been able to activate, and tried to communicate to the telephone numbers without success, I would like to help me to activate it I have from 2010 with the saved computer the different activation codes do not work. I appreciate your help in getting it working.

  6. Hello, I need to collaborate I have a mobile mapper 6 I do not know how to configure it for flat coordinates here in colombia

  7. I COULD DO THE PLEASE TELL ME WHERE I CAN FIND ACCESSORIES FOR GPS MOBILEMAPPER 6, I AM FROM CHIAPAS, MEXICO, I NEED A TOPOGRAPHY STORE AS CLOSE TO WHERE I WANT TO BUY ACCESSORIES. IN ADVANCE I GIVE THANK YOU FOR YOUR INFORMATION, WAITING FOR A QUICK ANSWER.

  8. I am about to acquire a GPS Ashtech Mobile Mapper 10 PostPROCESS Precision of 0.5 Meters Post-Process Code and tells me the provider that makes me a GPS Tuning Complete installation and Configuration of the MM SUITE. And that they can do the SETUP of the equipment and that it has an additional cost of $ 995 pesos. The question is that if it suits me that they attach the necessary configurations and pay this amount or can I do them without so much complication?

  9. HELLO GOOD AFTERNOON I WOULD LIKE TO ASK HOW I CAN GET INTERNET TO MY MIBILE MAPPER-6 AND HOW TO MAKE IT TO METER OR PROGAMAR GOOGLE EARTH IN MY EQUIPMENT AND METER DIGITAL PLANE

  10. best regard. I have an 6 mobile mapper, can you tell me where or how to do the steps for postprocessing thanks
    Of bucaramanga colombia. Thank you

  11. Hi, I would like to know if you. Can help me to program and start my 6 mobile mapper.

  12. Hi, I'm from Mexico, and they gave me an 6 mobile mapper, on my laptop I have 7 windows, and I can not install the gps programs, can someone support me with the programs for that version of windows ???

    FIRST OF ALL, THANKS

  13. The .map files do not contain data, but references to .shp files that contain the captured information.

    You must download the three files: .shp .dbf and .shx to your computer. These are fairly common files, any GIS program can open and export them to dxf to open them in AutoCAD.

    Options to do it:

    Ashtech Mobile Mapper Office
    GvSIG
    ArcGIS
    Quantum GIS
    Microstation XM or higher
    etc.

  14. Hello, how could you help me by saying how to export a .map file from the mobilemapper office so that it opens in Autocad 2010 .. thanks

  15. Please someone to indicate me, I make the differential correction and I get an error that says: «The file xxxx.grw the vectors do not match on the map» something like that, that error has already come out several times and I am worried because it is seen that the correction is made but I don't know if the data is reliable by the message that comes out »if someone can help me thanks.

  16. For that price, with any Ashtech distributor in your country. For less, on eBay.
    The post process is lifelong, non-transferable from one computer to another.

  17. Hello, could you tell me where I can buy this GPS for less than 1000 euros in any store that allows importing it to Spain? If it is possible at that price, does it include post-price at that price? Is post-processing a lifelong or should it be updated?

  18. Hello, could you tell me where I can buy this GPS for less than 1000 euros in any store that allows importing it to Spain? If it is possible at that price, does it include post-price at that price? Is post-processing a lifelong or should it be updated?

  19. albeiro

    To configure the compass is easy you just have to follow the step

    put the gps in a flat place and when you give calibrate the compass keep the cursor pointing to the north rotating the cps in the opposite direction to which the pointer rotates apara turning in labrujula

  20. hello my question is the following one I have 3 gps mobilemapper6 and I want to know how I can locate one with the other bone saver the position of one of my technicians in real time as a monitoring

    I want to know how it is achieved and what I need to do it

  21. Greetings to all my question is as follows:
    I have 3 gps 6 mobilemapper and I want to know how and what I need to locate one with the other

    I explained I have baria brigades collecting cartographic data in motion and I would like to see their position at any given moment or locate them

  22. There you have in the options, so that you can configure the compass, once you activate it you must be turning the gps on a horizontal platform, following the orientation that it asks for.

    I understand that for geotagging photos, you must create an image field in a shape, so when you capture the data you will be asked to take the photograph.

  23. Hi, I live in Colombia; I have a MobileMapper 6, I have never managed to configure the E-compass, nor geotag a photogtaphy taken with this, how is it done ?. thank you very much for your help.

  24. thank you very much, the software comes with the gps, and if you do it, thanks for your comment, it's very helpful

  25. good afternoon, I have a question, I need to upload an axis to rethink in an 100 mobile mapper, but the two options indicated are .dxfo .map, the dxf does not work due to its vector configuration and does not identify the properties of the point, specifically the name, just upload points, the .map I have not found a way to generate it. I appreciate your attention and response as it would be very useful to know how to upload a file with geographical coordinates that show me on the gps screen every name, thank you very much

  26. Hello Paul.

    I should not give you problems by size, because it is not such a large file. It will not be that you georeferncias badly, try a smaller image to verify.

    Greetings to Peru.

  27. Hello G !, a question, I have the google earth pro, and as you know you have to save images in various qualities. I tried saving in the highest quality, and when I went to options in the MM6 to add the background image everything well, I recognized it and everything, the georeferency but when I hit the OK button to see it at work, nothing! did not appear the supposed background image, so ¿any data for the images in terms of size and quality ?. A part, what other sources can I get photos ?, that is part of google earth.
    regards
    Paul

  28. Hello, Beto.
    To evacuate possibilities. Try the distance tool, see how much the boundaries of some properties measure in different areas of the map and compare with the map in AutoCAD.

    It could be a matter that is taking an incorrect projection and therefore appear deformed.

    Do you look at any deformation pattern or characteristic of the properties that are not seen? For example, if they have many vertices, if they were on a different level, if they had some kind of different line, etc.

  29. I am trying to send a job to my maguellan professional promark3. I created the file in autocad DWG to load the file to mobilemapper and there if all the lots of the properties are seen, but when loading the file to my maguellan, there are poligos of my plane that are seen and others not, looking like they had different format .. they could support me telling me what is the reason for this to happen in my file.

  30. Hi Paul, I think the most sensible thing is that you go with the local Magellan distributor. The least they should do is help you with the use of the equipment, because the compass seems to me to be a factory error.
    From the photos, try the external buttons.

  31. Hi friend, I recently acquired a MM6, but a big favor, I can not calibrate the Electric Brujula, for more that I follow the steps I do not manage to fill the circle with blue color, after almost 5 min to be spinning, Parts and I get a notice that the E-compass could not be calibrated. Another query is how you can take the photos, as I give the image attribute to the point, and when I want to take photos the camera is activated but I do not get any buttons where I can take the photo.

    Thank you

  32. Hello friends, I have a problem. I opened a shp file as the initial layer, however the location of the cursor that indicates the current position does not match the locations of the shp layer (0,5 km is offset) what could it do?

  33. Good day.

    Maybe my question is simple, but really I've been stuck for weeks and I can only resort to your kind help.
    I have a MobileMapper 6 in the office, and we need to get the speed data during a tour. As it does not report it automatically, we decided to do it via distance and time. For the distance, we convert the excel files to the Mapsource platform. But when you get the time, the GPS repeats the start time at each point. We already searched the Internet, contacted the distributor, to technical assistance of ashtec and read the manuals hundreds of times without results. I wish it could help us to configure the equipment in such a way that it reports the time of each point that it raises during a line trip. Thank you.

  34. Good day, I have an 6 mobile mapper, which was purchased last year, I installed the program but the cd where it came was lost, now what happens is that it becomes necessary to reinstall the mobile mapping, but I only find the 1.44 version and the gps does not receive it, since the one that was used was 2.0, do you know where I can find that version of the mobile mapping?
    I would greatly appreciate the help and equally congratulate you for this interesting post.

  35. The screen size is 2.7 "(from corner to corner)
    The QVGA resolution is 240 x 320 pixels

  36. I would like to know the resolution of the screen to compare with other equipment

  37. From Colombia, cordial greeting, I have not been contacted for codes .. could you help me with the contact ???
    Thank you

  38. Hey Pablo, I already sent an email to a representative of Magellan that can attend you, I hope tomorrow is doing.

    a greeting

  39. I need to contact a user of magellan mobile mapper 6 if possible province of cádiz

  40. Thank you, Ing. I need to acquire the post code and for the mapping FOR THE MM6 to be able to take data in the field. Can you please guide me where I can get them ?. I am in Colombia.

  41. Hello girls, if you can inform me where I can get maps of the equator to use in the MM6.

  42. Racias, Ing. I need to buy the post code and the mapping to be able to take data in the field. Can you please guide me where you can buy ?. And reasonably priced ?. FOR THE MM6

  43. Thank you, Ing. I need to buy the post code and the mapping to be able to take data in the field. Can you please guide me where you can buy ?. And reasonably priced ?.

  44. Dear Mr Geofumadas, I have two promark 3 with windows CE, I wanted to install the ArcPad but ma has been impossible, I assume that it is perative system, is it possible to change operating system, for example to windows mobile.
    Greetings and keep going.

  45. Hello Leonardo.

    The CE is not recommended at this point, it is a very old computer, I understand that it still runs on Windows CE. The case of the MM6 is a better option because it already runs on Windows 6, and the many problems that the previous one did not hear.

    Now, if you want to use two, two MM6 don't work for you, because that team cannot be a base, just rover. If you want to put one as a base you will have to use a MobileMapper Pro, a Promark3 or a Mobile Mapper 100.

    As for using only one and making corrections with Rinex data, do not expect great accuracy. The MM6 even with data from a Promark3 team working in the same work area gives radial accuracies that run for 1.30 meters. So the accuracies with a close base will be above that.

  46. Best regards, excellent comments give a good orientation.
    I live in Colombia and I am interested in acquiring a GPS for surveying work, the options are Mobile mapper ce or MM6, the query is as follows, for the postprocessing work two teams are required, one as a base and the other as mobile or I can only Buy one with a Beacon antenna and request the rinex files from a nearby base, if so, what would be the maximum distance to work from the base. Thanks for your help, keep it up.

  47. Greetings, first I thank you for the creation of this blog because it has been very helpful, I have a MM6, the first problem I have is that only two options appear on the mobile mapping in the menu, the registry and the units , do not appear the DGPS and those that follow as raw data etc, I would like to know ak is this problem and I synchronize it to the computer but I do not know how to configure the MM6 to connect it to the internet, I have a wireless modem for mobile or cellular telephony, I would appreciate if you thank me how to do these activities since I am a civil engineer and I need it to do land surveys and I would like to do the polygonal with elevations with this device, blessings

  48. Mr. geofumadas, a cordial greeting, I write from Colombia.
    I have a GPS magellan mobile mapper 6 and I have problems to configure it in such a way that allows me to work in flat or rectangular coordinates. I have followed the instructions but do not offer what is necessary for Colombia. I would greatly appreciate if you can help me in this regard. So far I have not had any problems with working in geographic coordinates or with post-processing. but there are times when I need to work with coordinate plans. THANK YOU

  49. They are two different teams. The Triton is a browser only, it does not bring Windows mobile, so it does not support Arcpad.

    Its precisions walk by three meters, while the mm6 supports post-processing taking its accuracy near or less than the meter.

  50. Which difference of character and specification is there between the 6 professional mapper mobile and the 2000 triton, you can install the 8 arc pad software to both computers

  51. I'm sorry to install the ActiveSync, but on the disk I can not find MobileMapping.

    Could you explain what to do. I need to use it on the ground

    Thanks Ing.

  52. Hello, in the box comes a disk, you must install the ActiveSync, then connect the device to the PC, and by that means install the MobielMapping that comes in the disk.

    Also in the box comes a document that has the warranty conditions and the activation code of the post process.

    If your friend bought the device in a new store, everything should come.

  53. Hello, in the box comes a disk, you must install the ActiveSync, then connect the device to the PC, and by that means install the MobielMapping that comes in the disk.

    It is of some versions that only comes the system in English.

  54. Greetings from Colombia. I have a serious problem, I have acquired a MobileMapper 6, through a friend in the USA, first comes the Operating System in English, the code for post-processing, no idea and to top it off I DO NOT see the Mobile Mapping application.

    Could you please orient me ?, I need to pass it to Spanish and be able to capture data in the field. I have always worked with MobileMapper Pro and it is very different.

    Thank you

  55. The problem is not to download the data. The problem arises when I start the mobile mapping to register new entities in a .map on a layer ... it is not possible to do it because the GPS does not provide information on the screen. Believe it possible because you are connected to the PC? Is it possible to capture GPS data connected to the PC?

  56. Well, I don't know, it will be a port problem. You can also download the data by removing the SD memory

  57. USB If you install the ActiveSync ... and it works (because that way install the software in the GPS).

  58. And how are you connecting the equipment? usb? did you install the ActiveSync?

  59. Good friend ... after installing the mobile mapping and the mobile mapper today (these two in the gps) and the mobile mapper 6 office (on the PC), I followed its methodology. However, when the mobile mapping starts, the following message appears: "Cannot connect to GPS". What it means and how I solve the problem because I have not been able to capture data.
    I thank you for your kind assistance and I congratulate you on your work.

  60. I would be grateful to integrate into this site since I just purchased a postprocess XMUMX magellan mobile mapper gps and I have many doubts regarding its use abradesco can support me thanks

  61. A cordial greeting from Honduras, for such an elegant program concerned every day to improve the relation, science study, work.

    Blessings from on high for all

  62. Let's see.
    Does the .map file's properties have the same system as the shape files you're uploading?

    Have you included the .prj?

    Normally the system occupies: the three shape file files: .shp, .dbf, .shx and also the .prj that contains the projection. Then a .drw that I don't remember for what.

  63. Hello ... I want to open some SHP from different geographical area to which I find myself ... when I follow the process it sends me a message that says «You cannot add a layer. The coordinate system of the layer does not match the options of the active map. »However I CLEAR that I am in the correct coordinate and projection system, I would appreciate the help .. I am starting on this of the use of GPS but I almost always use the ArcPad . I think this is easier ... I DON'T KNOW
    regards
    Tavo

  64. A greeting Antonio, good that the information has served you.

  65. For Mr. Geofumadas there is no doubt that we must remove the hat when details in his data of consultations and other data of investigation that are of much help and interest for all, since his page is very complete, that continues thus and improving.

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