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Evidence Recorder 10

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Evidence Recorder Release Notes and Manual

Remember: to save these files to your hard drive, right-click on the link and select either "save link as" or "save target as".

Click here to download the Evidence Recorder 10.3 Manual

Click here to download the Evidence Recorder 10.3 Release Notes

Old Settings and Saved Instrument Profiles

Evidence Recorder stores all instrument profiles and program settings in text files: MSurvey.ini and Settings.xml. Users upgrading from a previous version or newer only need to run the installer, all settings will be retained and the msurvey file will not be modified. Be sure to record the passkey and GUID which were used to register this device if you have not done so already.

For version 10.3, a fresh installation is highly recommended.

Step 1: Install Evidence Recorder

Devices Installation

Windows Mobile handheld controllers

Windows CE handheld controllers

Tablet/PC Installation

Windows 7/8.1/10 based Tablets

PC (x86 or x64)

Leica Captivate Series Installation

CS20 Data Collector

TS16/TS60/MS60 Onboard Version

Devices Installation

PC/Tablet Installation

Leica Captivate Series Installation

Follow the prompts to run the installation.

  • Device Installation - This install supports all devices running the Windows Mobile 6 operating system such as the Nautiz X7/X8, Leica CC55, and others, and will attempt to connect to your device through Activesync or Windows Mobile Device Center and install the software.
  • PC/Tablet Installation - Supports all Windows 7/8.1/10 operating systems (tablet PCs).
  • Leica Captivate Series Installations - Copy the *.cab file onto the CS20 or Total Station using a SD Card. Double click the copied *.cab file on the device to finish the installation. (To disable Captivate auto-launch, please follow this guide)

Step 2: Install Microsoft ActiveSync or Windows Mobile Device Center

Only needed for Device Installation, skip to step 4 if you plan to install Tablet/PC or Captivate versions

In order to install Evidence Recorder onto your hand-held data collector, you must have Microsoft ActiveSync (for Windows XP or earlier) or Microsoft Windows Mobile Device Center (for Windows 7, 8.1, 10, or newer) installed on your computer. Click here to download these free from Microsoft

Step 3: Install MicroSurvey Transfer

The MicroSurvey Transfer program provides an easy means of transferring Evidence Recorder project files between your data collector and your desktop computer. Install this latest version if your MapScenes Forensic CAD software has been recently updated.

Download MicroSurvey Transfer

Step 4 (Optional): Install Datum Grid Editor

Only GPS users may require this program. If you are recording data with a non-GPS instrument such as a total station or robotic total station then you do not need a geoid model and moreover, you don't need the Datum Grid Editor. This is a desktop (runs on a PC, not a data collector) program is used to create a subset of a geoid model file.

What is a geoid model?
A geoid model is a file that is used to convert ellipsoidal heights (what GPS measures) into heights based off of "mean sea level" (also called orthometric heights). Orthometric heights are more meaningful to land surveyors than ellipsoidal heights. It is a lot more difficult to find where the ellipsoid is on the earth versus where mean sea level is. After you load the geoid model file onto your data collector, Evidence Recorder will use it to convert GPS-measured ellipsoidal heights to orthometric heights.

Why do I need to install and use the Datum Grid Editor?

Older Data Collectors

In the past, data collectors came with a smaller memory-storage capacity. Geoid model files could easily fill up the entire data collector's hard drive or were even too large to transfer to the device at all.

Because of this we created this utility that makes a subset of the geoid model that is small enough to fit onto a data collector's hard drive. Typically you would create a subset based on the location of the project area. Currently, all MicroSurvey data collectors come with an enormous storage-memory capacity therefore making geoid model subsets unnecessary (now we just copy the entire geoid model file onto the data collector), and that is one of the reasons why we say it is "optional".

If you wish to create a geoid model subset, click on the link below to download the Datum Grid Editor.

Note: The Datum Grid Editor currently only works on North American geoid models.

This subset must then be copied onto your data collector in the following directory, overwriting some of the existing files that are already there:

...\MicroSurvey EVR10\Programs\Mapping

Remember: If you are not collecting data using GPS then you do not need to use a geoid model, and therefore do not need to use Datum Grid Editor. (Another reason why we say it is "optional".)

Download Datum Grid Editor

Movie: Instructions for Datum Grid Editor use

Older Installs

Looking for all the Evidence Recorder installs? Click here to access previous versions of EVR.

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