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Software releases for Geometrics magnetometers usually include multiple softwares to be installed. Check the installation package that you've received and follow the instructions below that apply to your instrument's release:

  • Installing MagNav - For instruments that use the MagNav Android app to acquire data, copy the dot-APK file in the installation package to a USB drive, then follow the instructions in this video from the Geometrics YouTube library: MagNav Installation instructions.
  • Installing the instrument software - To install new software in the instrument (the backpack, or wand, or other physical instrument), remove the USB drive from the instrument and insert it into the USB socket on your Windows laptop or desktop.  Run the program setup file; when it asks for a directory to place the file, choose the USB's main or root directory (d:\, or e:\, for example).  Select a simple password (the main purpose of the password is to prevent logins from devices that are looking for open networks), a default channel (4 is a good choice), and let the install complete.  Use the "Eject" functionality in Windows file explorer (to make sure that the install files are correctly written to the USB drive), then remove it from the Windows machine, place it into the USB socket in the instrument, and then reboot the instrument.  During boot-up, the instrument will install the new software that it discovers on the USB drive.
  • Installing SurveyManager - Execute the setup file from the release, on the Windows computer on which you plan to run the software.
  • Installing MagArrowConverter - If you plan to use the command-line export function for MagArrow data, run the MagArrowConverter setup file.  Because this program is executed from a command line, don't use the default installation path suggested by the install; instead, choose a location that will easy to type, and that doesn't include spaces, for example c:\mag, or something similar.