Evidence Recorder 8.0.4 Full Install
Posted by John Coldrick on 09 February 2022 12:42 PM
November 2011 - Evidence Recorder version 8.0.4 Downloads Page
Note: Evidence Recorder 8.0.4 is a free upgrade to users who own Evidence Recorder 8.0.0!
Step 1: Install Microsoft ActiveSync or Windows Mobile Device Center
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 Vista and 7) installed on your computer. Click here to download these free from Microsoft
Step 2: Install Evidence Recorder
Evidence Recorder 8.0.4 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.
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.
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?
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:
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".)
Step 5 (Optional): Desktop Version
You can install a desktop version of Evidence Recorder to use for training or testing. The desktop version is now Windows Vista and 7 compatible. There is no need to run Evidence Recorder as an administrator. This installation will be needed to use Evidence Recorder on tablet computers such as the Algiz.
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".
Looking for all the Evidence Recorder installs? Click here to access previous versions of EVR.