FieldGenius Full Install and Manual
Posted by John Coldrick on 31 March 2016 03:31 PM

FieldGenius 4.4.x uses the same license file as FieldGenius 4.3.0

FieldGenius 4.4.x stores all instrument profiles in a reformatted version of the file: msurvey.ini. Users upgrading from Version 4.2.0 or older must manually record all settings for Total Station and GPS receivers so you can re-enter them in the new version. Users upgrading from version 4.3.0 or newer only need to run the installer, all settings will be retained.

Release Notes

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Product Manual

Looking for the manual? FieldGenius 2010 Manual.


Step 1: Install Microsoft ActiveSync or Windows Mobile Device Center

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

Step 2: Install FieldGenius.

FieldGenius 2010 uses an installer where all devices are available in the same install package. Download the install package below to your computer and run the setup. The install will attempt to connect to your device through Activesync or Windows Mobile Device Center and install the software.

Download Devices Installer for FieldGenius 2010

Don't miss steps 3, 4, and 5 below the data collector installs at the bottom of this page!

Step 3: Install MicroSurvey Transfer

The MicroSurvey Transfer program provides an easy means of transferring FieldGenius project files between your data collector and your desktop computer.

Download MicroSurvey Transfer

Step 4 (optional): Install FieldGenius Tablet Edition

The FieldGenius Tablet Edition was formerly known as the Desktop Emulator.

No Windows CE Device Required. This version can drive your Total Station or GPS equipment! Run FieldGenius on a Tablet PC and collect data in the field.

Note: this version can be licensed at the same price as the Windows CE version. It is a fully functional Laptop or Tablet PC product that allows you to hook up your computer to a total station or GPS equipment and collect data or stake out points.

You can also use it for training on your desktop. Supports both Landscape (Allegro, Tracker, Ranger) and Portrait (Archer, Recon, Pocket PC) displays.

Download FieldGenius 2010 Tablet Edition

Step 5 (optional): Install Datum Grid Editor

This program is used to create a subset of a geoid model file.

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.

Because of this we created this utility that makes a subset of the geoid model that is small enough to fit on 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 (we now just copy the entire geoid model file onto the data collector) and that is why we now say it is "optional".

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

Download Datum Grid Editor - 110 Megabytes (now you know why you got that high speed connection!)

Movie: Instructions for Datum Grid Editor use

Step 6: HAVE FUN!!!

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