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Leica DX Manager

Version 1.0.0
Leica DX Manager is the fully integrated cloud based utility mapping & documentation solution. The next generation platform & game changer in the industry.
  The Leica DX GPR Upload tool takes data from Leica DS 2000 GPR software (Ouverture) and uploads it to the Leica DX Manager cloud portal. Upload of the following file types is possible:
  • IDS Geomap
  • SHP
  • DXF
  • KML
  • Ouverture raw data
  • Logicat VU ASCII Files
   
Leica DX Manager is the next generation platform for managing all types of mapping & locating jobs and data management.
It is cloud based and offered on subscription base.

  • Leica DX Manager is a cloud powered solution for mapping & surveying.
  • Leica DX Manager synchronizes data instantly to the cloud, but works fully offline on mobile clients.
  • Leica DX Manager is the first easy mapping software on Android, running on Tablets and Smartphones.
  • Leica DX Manager ensures high data quality by maintaining a central data repository for all field workers.
  • Leica DX Manager is the the only mapping solution with a collaboration focus for large teams.
  • Leica DX Manager includes project and document management.
  • Leica DX Manager can be fully integrated in a large enterprise environment by serving an REST-API for automization.
  • Leica DX Manager is a platform, which allows to give 3rd parties access to particular projects & data sets.

The document is for

  • Administrators
  • Users
  • Partners & Resellers

The cloud powered administration interface enables you to access all data anywhere & anytime, as well from any device. 
The mobile client is fully synced with the cloud backend, while enabling full offline use.

This document should guide you to manage and use Leica DX Manager.

If the application is not preinstalled on your device, please download it from

Leica DX GPR Tool setup file

Start the installation and follow the dialogs.

Prerequisites

  • Windows 7 or higher
  • Internet connection
  • Leica DX Manager account
  • Leica DX Manager credentials
  • A Leica DX Manager project. See the Leica DX Manager manual how to create a project

 

Export from Ouverture

Start “Ouverture” and open a project.

 

ouverture

In the main screen start the export dialog.

ouverture_export

 

Select an export format.

 

ouverture_exportformats
See format descriptions late in the manual.

 

Please use the IDS Geomap format, as it’s the only format which exports all details (colors, layers, object types, etc.)!

 

Take care of the coordinate system!

 

Ouverture Project Directory

A project in the Ouverture software is a directory with specific content.

  • Project file (extension .svy)
  • Possibly the GPS tracks of the GPR locations
  • The vector export files
  • The raw radar data from the GPR

 

geolantis360_gpr_overview_project

Start

To start the program open the shortcut on the desktop or in the windows start menu.

leicadx_uploadtool

 

The program main screen appears. At the first start, it gives the info, that there is no project directory set.

 

leicadx_gpr_firststart

 

In default setting the software is in English. If there is a localization available, then it will switch automatically to the language of the operating system.

 

leicadx_gpr_main_info

 

If a project directory is chosen, this line shows the selected project.
If not, there appears the message “Not Set”.
Refresh the file list of the selected project directory.
Let you select another project directory.
Shows all the supported files from the selected project directory.
Select one or more files to upload.
Put in the proper EPSG-Code.
Depends on the exported data format.

Choose the UTM coordinates zone.
Shows the projects of your account.
You have to create a project to be able to upload data.

Upload the selected file(s) to the Leica DX Manager cloud portal.
A project needs to be selected.
Gives info on the actual status.

Project Selection

Klick on the project selection button (3) to open the pops-up window of project chooser .

geolantis360_project_chooser

Select an Ouverture project directory and click on OK.
If not already set, the system asks for the Leica DX Manager credentials to grab the projects in your account.

leicadx_gpr_login

 

Put in your login and password. If they are valid, the system will load the project list and will give a status message.

 

Choose a Leica DX Manager project out of the project list:

leicadx_gpr_file

 

Upload Raw Data

You need a Leica DX Manager project to upload data. Please create a project first!

 

  1. Select the Ouverture project directory.
  2. Put in your credentials.
  3. Select the project file (Extension svy).
  4. Select the Leica DX Manager project.
  5. Click on upload.

 

leicadx_gpr_file

 

All files will be ‘zipped’ and uploaded to the selected project. The data can be accessed in the documents of the project.

After uploading, the project file is marked as uploaded and put down in the list.

leicadx_gpr_uploaded_svy

 

In the project list of the Leica DX Manager cloud portal you can see the info, that the data was uploaded.

 

leicadx_project

 

Open the project and select the documents’ tab to access uploaded raw data files.

leicadx_project_attachments

 

Upload Vector Files

You need a Leica DX Manager project to upload data. Please create a project first!

Select a project out of the project’s list. All active projects are shown.

Select one of the following file types:

  • KML
  • DXF
  • SHP
  • IDS Geomap
Please use the IDS Geomap format, if you want to preserve all colors & descriptions.

 

Uploading a IDS Geomap Vector File

  • Select the Ouverture project directory.
  • Put in your Leica DX Manager credentials.
  • Select the IDS Geomap export file (Extension dat).
  • Select the Leica DX Manager project.
  • Click on upload.

 

 

leicadx_gpr_uploaded_dat

 

In the project list of the Leica DX Manager cloud portal you can see the info, that the data was uploaded. In our example there are several points and  vectors.

leicadx_project

 

Accessing Data in the Map View

Switch to the Leica DX Manager feature page and select the project.

leicadx_map

Satellite view

features_-_leica_dx_manager

Upload Logicat VU Files

You need a Leica DX Manager project to upload data. Please create a project first!

Access the data from Leica Digicat 750 utility locators and export them to special CSV files.

Please look into the Logicat VU manual to get more infos.

logicatvu_export

 

Export the files directly to the Ouverture project directory or manually copy them.

logicatvu_exportedfiles

 

Select files and upload them to the proper project.

leicadx_gpr_uploaded_logicatvu

 

leicadx_map_locator

Ouverture Raw Data

IDS Geomap is a set of  proprietary files in binary format. It’s contain the raw radar readings.

 

Data can be imported:

  • Leica DX Manager cloud portal
  • Leica DX Manager GPR upload tool

IDS Geomap

IDS Geomap is a proprietary file format to export all details from Ouverture software in a ASCII file.

Leica DX Manager imports all integrated infos.

 

Data can be imported:

  • Leica DX Manager cloud portal
  • Leica DX Manager GPR upload tool

Shape (SHP)

The shapefile format is a popular geospatial vector data format for geographic information system (GIS) software. It is developed and regulated by Esri as a (mostly) open specification for data interoperability among Esri and other GIS software products. The shapefile format describes spatially vector features: points, lines, and polygons, representing, for example, water wells, rivers, and lakes. Each item usually has attributes that describe it, such as name or temperature.

 

We suggest to use IDS Geomap format to have all details uploaded.

 

Data can be imported:

  • Leica DX Manager cloud portal
  • Leica DX Manager GPR upload tool

DXF

AutoCAD DXF (Drawing Interchange Format, or Drawing Exchange Format) is a CAD data file format developed by Autodesk[2] for enabling data interoperability between AutoCAD and other programs.

 

We suggest to use IDS Geomap format to have all details uploaded.

 

Data can be imported:

  • Leica DX Manager cloud portal
  • Leica DX Manager GPR upload tool

KML

KML is a file format used to display geographic data in an Earth browser such as Google Earth. You can create KML files to pinpoint locations, add image overlays, and expose rich data in new ways. KML is an international standard maintained by the Open Geospatial Consortium, Inc. (OGC)

 

We suggest to use IDS Geomap format to have all details uploaded.

 

Data can be imported:

  • Leica DX Manager cloud portal
  • Leica DX Manager GPR upload tool

Logicat VU

Logicat VU is a text file format created by Leica’s Logicat VU program to export and use Leica Digicat 750 readings.

It contains positioning as well as operational informations.

Data can be imported:

  • Leica DX Manager cloud portal
  • Leica DX Manager GPR upload tool

 

 

Latest changelog

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Version v1.02 (Build date:  August 9th, 2016)
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- Upload Logicat VU files 
- Multiple file upload
- Added more status messages
- Added installer