Within the EDD Template Designer you will now find an option to Publish Mobile EDD. So instead of using your EDD within the HGA QuickChecker (MS Excel plugin) you can now use your EDD on a mobile device!
Create your EDD as you did previously. Select the fields from the various tables that you wish to collect data for while you are out in the field. Fields where you have created a list within the List Editor can be used to provide a drop down list in your Mobile EDD.
Please be aware of the following limitations for Mobile EDDs:
•you must include the Station Name from the Location table within your Mobile EDD template.
•the Advanced option under the Conditions in the EDD Template Designer is not supported in the Mobile EDDs.
•You are limited to a maximum of 12 tables.
When you are happy with your EDD template select the Publish Mobile EDD button and you will be provided with the following options.
The default option is to publish this Mobile EDD to our Waterloo Hydrogeologic Web Server – therefore all you need to do is confirm the name (Web link folder) that will be used – by default it takes the Project name and the EDD template name.
Or if you prefer you can publish to another Web Server. When publishing to your own webserver you need to provide the URL, the FTP Host as well as the User Name and Password.
You also have an option to publish a station group within your Mobile EDD - you will find this option on the Additional Data tab - select the station group you wish to publish with the EDD. This means that the stations in that station group will appear listed in the Home Page of the Mobile EDD. This can be very helpful if the stations already exist within your HGA project and you are sending someone into the field to collect data for specific stations. If you do not use a station group it simply means you will be creating new stations while collecting your data in the field.
Please Note: We recommend using Apple or Android devices using Safari or Chrome as your browser.
Here is the Litho EDD that comes with the Demo project as a Mobile EDD. The home page provides you the option to add a new station or submit the data that you have collected. If the EDD was published with a station group you would find the list of stations from the station group by selecting the plus button beside Stations.
When you select Add New Station you are brought to another page showing all the tables and fields from your EDD Template.
In this example I selected the Lithology tab. Here you will find the fields from the EDD including the soil type. The soil type field has a list associated with it - and you can see this list is also available within the mobile EDD to ensure only appropriate values are being entered.
You can add more records by selecting the Add New button.
Here for example I have added 4 rows:
Once you have finished collecting your data you need to return to the Home page. You will find your list of stations - if you select one of the stations you will be returned to the tabs for that station so that you can edit the data associated with the station. If you select the X button to the right of the station name will be given the option to delete the station. All stations by default are marked as "In Progress" - if you wish to submit your data to be imported into HGA you first need to indicate that you are done collecting the data for the station by selecting the check box for the station. You will notice that the "In Progress" flag has changed to "Done".
Only stations which have been designated as Done will be submitted.
To submit the data select the Submit button.
You need to provide a name for the file that is being submitted – please note that the date will be automatically added to the name you provide.
You also have the option to Remove Done stations from memory after sending. This will remove the data from the device after it has been submitted. This way you can submit your data throughout the day (when you have a wifi connection) and carry on with collecting additional data.
When you return to the office you can import this data into Hydro GeoAnalyst by selecting Modules / Import / Mobile Data.
HGA will remember the Mobile EDD’s that you published for your project – you can select them from the drop downlist. Then hit the refresh button to see the files that were submitted from this site.
Select the file you wish to import and select the Import button.
You will see a validation dialog which shows how many new records will be imported. In this example I created one new station and entered 4 new lithology records.
Select the Import button to finalize the import process.
I can review the data that was imported within HGA – for example here are the 4 new lithology records imported: