Mobile File Manager

An overview

The Mobile File Manager application has been mainly designed to ease the data transfer between your desktop and your field data collector. It also allows you to capture web maps to be transferred to your field data collector. It can be used with release 2.96 and higher.

This application is available from OnPOZ Tools found under Effigis program folder:

Here are descriptions of all tasks that could be performed using the Mobile File Manager.


                                                                                           Tasks related to data transfer to your Field Data Collector

Detecting a connection with a Field Data Collector

When you launch Mobile File Manager and you connect a Field Data Collector, the application first detect if there is an OnPOZ Field Application installed on the device. If  nothing is installed, the following message is displayed:


There is nothing you can do. An OnPOZ application has to be installed on your device in order to interact with the Field Data collector to transfer OnPOZ data.

If there is an OnPOZ Field Application installed, then you will get a Windows Mobile handheld device or a Windows powered device icon including the OnPOZ arrow to confirm that a connection is established.

Transfer Auxiliary Data to your Field data Collector

All transfer actions are managed in a similar way. You simply drag and drop your file in the right pane, and, when ready to transfer, upload the select items to the Field Data Collector buy clicking on the “Upload Arrow” (see markings in the image below). Prior to the upload of the file, you can visualize it by clicking on the “Magnifying Glass”. For Mapping Systems, you can view their parameters. If you select a dictionary file, then you can see a description of all its features/attributes. When you select a “User Map” or a “Web Map”, it will let  preview it. Finally, when you select a “Waypoints” file, you can view the point list.

A Waypoint file is a simple text file with three columns: Point ID, X, and Y. Coordinates have to be in mapping units, not in a geographic format. When your file is selected, if you visualize it using the “Magnifying Glass”, it will let you switch the X and the Y, if needed. At the moment of using this waypoint file in the Field Data Collector, make sure to set the proper mapping system.

All selected files will be uploaded to their proper location on your Field Data Collector; OnPOZ Field Applications create specific locations for all these files. You do not have to worry about this.

Download Field Data

To transfer your GNSS data from your Field Data Collector to your desktop computer, simply select your files (one by one or a multi-selection) and drag them all to the right pane. For a multi-selection, keep the Shift or control key down when dragging your files on the right pane.

Once transferred, you can delete your selection or download it to your desktop using the “Download Arrow”.

You can also access the download folder on the desktop using the last icon on the right.

Clear Mobile Data

This option allows you to delete data from your Field Data Collector. The following files can be deleted from this pane:

Data files (file with a floppy disk icon on the right indicates the file has been transferred on the desktop) ,

Dictionary files

User maps

Web maps

Waypoint files


Select the file to be deleted and click on the X icon on the right. You will have to confirm your action for every selected file.

TOOLS – Create Web Map

This tool allows you to crop a portion of map from different Web Map providers. The following providers are available:


Bing - Road

Bing - Aerial

Bing - Hybrid

MapQuest - OpenMap

Mapquest - Open Aerial

Google - Road

Google - Satellite

Google – Hybrid


Choose a provider, zoom in on the area of interest and click to draw a zone around the area of your interest. Once the selection is satisfactory, save it under a significant name.

To transfer the web map to your Field Data Collector, go to “Upload Auxiliary Data” and select “Web Map”. The file you just saved will be found in the list, select it and drag it on the right pane. The last step is to press on the “Upload Arrow” to transfer it to your Field Data Collector.

TOOLS – View Activity Log

This section displays a log of all survey data transferred done within the Mobile file Manager. It shows the transfer date, the survey project file name and its destination folder. If the transfer has been successful, there is a green check icon along with the information; if the transfer failed, a red cross icon is displayed.


This log can potentially be very useful to find out which dataset  was transferred on your desktop computer after a while. It could also help you to confirm that all dataset have been properly transferred.

Dowload folder

Select a root directory where all your Field data will be transferred.

Option to clean you Field Data Collector

If you want to delete your field data as it is transferred on your desktop, please check the box accordingly

Backup and activity log Maintenance

In this section you can set a number of days before the application starts to delete data and logs automatically. After the number of days specified, the field data will no longer be available for a recovery and will also disappear in the activity log list.

Devices Alias

When you use the Mobile File Manager to transfer the data from a Field data collector for the first time, you will be asked to provide a name for this data collector (its alias). In this section you can manage your device; you can rename or delete the alias associated to the device.

Backup recovery

In this section you can recover the data that is still present in the backup. Select the backup file you want to download and click on the floppy disk icon situated on the right side. This will copy the backup file (*.zip format) in the download folder.

For Bing :

Go at Bing Maps Dev Center (

Follow the instruction to create a Bing Maps account. 

Select Keys under My Account.

Provide the following information:

Application name (required): provide a key name.

Key Type (required): select Basic

Application Type (required): Universal Windows App

A URL is not required

Enter a security code

Click on Create


Then the key should appear on the available key list.


Important note: When you’re ready to copy the key in the Mobile file Manager options, make sure you use the “Copy” button found on the page instead of manually selecting the key and doing a “Copy”.


For MapQuest :

Go at MapQuest+Developper (

Click on Get Your Free API Key.

Fill all required information.

Click on Create New Account.

Go to Key & Reporting.

Click on My Application.

Then select the Key.

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Related Products: OnPOZ Tools

Last Update: 2017-06-07 16:44:34

Document information

Remove file(s) from the Selected Data list

Inspect a file

Upload Selected Data item(s) to the connected device

Package Selected Data item(s) into a single file so it can be easily installed on a different computer

Text Box: Select your area of interest
Text Box: Select your Map Provider and imagery type

TOOLS – Set Options


Map Provider API Key

In this page you can set your Map Provider API key. This key is required to extract web map tiles from MapQuest and Bing Providers.

Here is a procedure to get these keys:

Remove file(s) from the Selected Data list

Start downloading Selected Data list file(s)

Package Selected Data item(s) into a single file so it can be easily installed on a different computer

Access the download folder on your desktop