This document covers how to use Geolantis360 with the Radiodetection RD8200SG (Survey Grade) EM-Locator.

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RD8200SG Locator

Locator keys

Key

● Short press

●■■■● Long press

 

Enter the menu

Power on / Power off

Scroll through locate frequencies from low to high.

SideStep®.
When using Current Direction:
Perform a CD Reset.

When using active frequencies:

Toggles Peak, Peak+, Null, Broad Peak and Guidance antenna modes.

In Power Mode:
Scrolls through Power Filters™ for
improved discrimination of parallel or strong power signals.

In Peak+ antenna mode:

Switch between Guidance and Null arrows.

Increase and decrease gain. RD8200SG automatically sets gain to mid-point when pressed.

Up/Down in menus

Rapidly increase and decrease gain steps in 1dB increments.

Take a Survey Measurement and send over Bluetooth if paired.

Send an iLOC command to a paired transmitter.

Enter the Transmitter power setting menu for use over iLOC.

RD8200SG Bluetooth Error Codes

If an error occurs when attempting to perform any Bluetooth command using the locator to the transmitter or the locator to a PC or paired device, the LCD will display a code to help you resolve the problem on the locator.

The codes are as follows:

BT Code

Description

BT001

Bluetooth not configured for this unit.

BT002

Internal Bluetooth error.

BT003

Locator not paired with transmitter.

BT004

Locator not paired with PC / external compatible device.

BT005

Paired but connection attempt failed. Power cycling may be required.

BT006

Corrupt response received from transmitter.

BT007

Indeterminate response received from transmitter.

BT008

No response received from transmitter.

BT010

Transmission to paired device failure.

BT012

No response received from PDA or PC/Phone.

BT014

Paired but connection attempt failed with PC/PDA. Retry or Power cycling may be required.

TX??

Command not supported by transmitter

RD8200SG Bluetooth Modules

The RD8200SG is fitted with multiple Bluetooth modules. You need to connect to 2 Bluetooth modules to enable survey grade accuracy and send Survey Measurements to your compatible Android device.

  1. GNSS Bluetooth module.

    This Bluetooth module enables survey grade accuracy.

  2. Locator Bluetooth module.
    This Bluetooth module allows you to send locator Survey Measurements to compatible Android devices.

Pairing the GNSS antenna Bluetooth module to an Android device

The GNSS Bluetooth module is always on and does not need to be enabled in the locator.

There are 2 ways to pair the GNSS antenna Bluetooth module

  1. In the Android Bluetooth Menu

  2. In Geolantis360

Pairing in Android Settings

Switch on the RD8200SG locator.

On your Android device:

  1. Navigate to Settings > Bluetooth.

  2. Ensure that Bluetooth connectivity is switched on.

  3. Scan for a new device to add to the list of paired devices.

  4. Select the RTK82SG-XXXXXX in Available devices.

  5. When asked for a passkey, enter 1234.

  6. RTK-82SG-XXXXXX should now be shown in Paired devices.

NOTE: If the GNSS Bluetooth module is not advertising, you can reset the Bluetooth module via MENU > GPS > RTK > RESET.

Pairing in Geolantis360

See pairing video.

Pairing Locator Bluetooth to Android Device Bluetooth error codes

Please refer the RD8200SG manual -> ‘To navigate menus’ section on p.21 for assistance

1

Set unit for pairing mode: Press  > > >  SMLOG > > > PAIR > 

2

Press the key on locator to start pairing cycle.

3

On the Android device, navigate to Settings > Bluetooth.

4

Scan for a new device to add to the list of paired devices.

5

Select the 82SG-XXXXXX in Available devices.

6

When asked for a passkey, enter 1234.

7

82SG-XXXXXX should now be shown in Paired devices

To enable survey grade accuracy, Bluetooth pairing to both the locator and GNSS antenna is required.

 

Survey Measurements

The RD8200SG locator is capable of recording survey measurements and sending them to an external device using Bluetooth. It is important to make sure that the locator settings are set correctly for sending Survey Measurements, compatibility with mobile apps and use of the internal GNSS antenna

Check locator settings and send Survey Measurements

The settings on the RD8200SG locator should be correct, but it is worth checking the following settings:

  1. Ensure your paired device is switched on and running a compatible app, for Android.

  2. Check SMLOG COM is ON: SMLOG > COM > ON.

  3. Check SMLOG PROT is set to ASCII 2: SMLOG > PROT > ASCII > 2.

  4. Check GPS is ON: SMLOG > PROT > ASCII > GPS+ > YES.

  5. Check RTK is ON: GPS > RTK > ON.

  6. Check MAG_H is ON: INFO > MAG-H > ON.

  7. Press the Survey key to store and send Survey Measurement to external device.

Erasing Survey Measurements

The RD8200SG locator allows you to delete all Survey Measurements. Erasing the log will wipe the RD8200SG memory but is usually recommended when you begin a new survey.

NOTE: Erasing Survey Measurements cannot be undone.

  1. Set DATA to DEL: SMLOG > DATA > DEL > YES.

WARNING! Mobile phones or tablets may interfere with the locator’s performance if positioned not in either of the cold shoe mounts.

The RD8200SG is fitted with a mount on both sides of the locator, to allow for the phone holder to be attached on either side.

  1. Slide the square plate on the phone holder down into the bracket. Make sure the wheel is slightly loosened so there is enough room for the phone bracket to slot into place.

  2. Once the phone holder is in place, turn the wheel clockwise to fasten and anti-clockwise to loosen.

  3. Press the red button on the phone holder to extend the bracket and place your phone in the holder. Squeeze tight to secure the phone in place.

Use Geolantis360

Register for a Geolantis360 Subscription.

  • Contact a Geolantis360 sales representative or dealer

  • Contact Radiodetection Sales

  • Contact a Radiodetection Dealer

Install the App from the Android AppStore.

Login into the App

Quick Start

Step by Step guide

1

Start the app

Check if server is showing the given Domain

PelicanCorp Sales:
collector.geolantis.com
us.geolantis.com

RD Sales
rd.geolantis.com

2

Domain selection

Click into the server address line

3

Change to correct server

Change the text to rd.geolantis.com

Either click before the .geolantis text and remove collector / or double click collector to select and overwrite it.

Click on Accept

4

Login

Enter your credentials

  • Username

  • Password

5

Main Screen

The software shows the main app screen.

Depending on the internet connection and device speed, the first start could take between 30s to 1m.

note

Depending on the provided subscription, the could be additional modules.

Depending on the provided subscription, the could be additional modules.

Open a Project

A project is a data container.

Quick Start

Step by Step guide

1

Open a project

Click on project list to a list of projects

Click on Project map to see projects on the map.

Projects on the map only shown on the map if they have already data sets in or have an address assigned to.

2

Project list

Shows a list of all projects

A checkmark indicates already downloaded projects

A download icon indicates they are available and can be downloaded to the local app.

3

Filter / Search projects

There is a text box which allows to filter projects if there are too many in the list.

Search is not case sensitive.

4

Project Downloading

When the project is not already in the local database, a dialog appears.

Downloading large datasets on slow internet connections / mobile can take a while.

5

Main map screen

Shows the map

If the phone provides a location (cell tower approximation / GPS), it shows the current location.

note

Depending on the configuration, there could be different background maps.

Depending on the data collection accuracy thresholds, there could be different indicator colours.

Depending on the configuration, there could be different background maps.

Depending on the data collection accuracy thresholds, there could be different indicator colours.

Configuring NTRIP connections

Quick Start

Step by Step Guide

1

NTRIP Menu

Click on the “Phone” icon to open the NTRIP menu

NTRIP Profiles
Connect / Disconnect

2

NTRIP Profiles

Shows a list of available NTRIP profiles or allows to add new ones.
The active profile is indicated with a green checkmark.

If there is no active profile, connection is rejected.

3

New NTRIP profile

Click on the + button in the profile list to add a new profile.

  • Profile name
    A name that allows to select the proper servers.

  • Address:
    IP or domain of NTRIP provider

  • Port
    Server Port

  • User name

  • Password

    • Mountpoint
      Manually enter or click on Fetch to get list

4

NTRIP Profile

Click on Fetch to download mountpoint list

Some server require already a user name and passwords whole most give you the list even without a user name / password.

5

Remove a profile

Click on the x in the profile.
The software will ask, if it should be really deleted.

Connecting to the RD8200SG

Please ensure, that you have executed the pairing steps properly.

Quick Start

Step by Step Guide

Switch on the RD8200SG!

1

Connect to Locator Bluetooth

Click on Locator Icon and select RD8200SG

The software indicates that it is waiting to get a data collection trigger signal.

note

Depending on your setup, you can see more or less available device options!

Depending on your setup, you can see more or less available device options!

2

Connect to GNSS Bluetooth

Click on BT Symbol to connect to the RD8200SG GNSS module.

3

Select the RTK-xxxx device

Device active, no satellites used for location.

Device receives satellites

Pair with the RTK Bluetooth connection

Wait 4-5 seconds after the locator is switch on. Otherwise the software gives an indication that the connection is not possible and you have to reconnect

4

Connect to NTRIP

Click on “Connect” to get RTK streams from the NTRIP provider.

Ensure you have a NTRIP profile set.

You need an Internet connection to get RTK data.

5

Receive accurate coordinates

When the configuration is correct and the device is in a adequate location to see enough satellites as well receives RTK data, the location changes to an RTK-Fix.

  • GPS
    Coordinates without corrections

  • DGPS
    Differential GPS corrected coordinates

  • RTK Float.
    RTK corrected., but device is still finding the exact locaton

  • RTK Fix
    Device assumes the provided coordinates are correct.

There are many factors influencing the position accuracy and performance

  • Satellite geometry

  • View on sky / visible satellites

  • NTRIP provider

  • Speed of internet connection (Ping)

  • Multi-Path effects

  • Cycle-Slips

  • and many more…

Always check on known coordinates!!
GNSS (GPS) is not giving absolute coordinates.

Locating & Mapping in connection with the RD8200SG

Once you have logged in and opened a project, connected the two Bluetooth connections and the accuracy is reached (RTK Fix), the software is ready to capture data.

Quick Start

Step by Step Guide

Switch on the device and follow the steps in the “Connecting the device” section.

1

Click on “Map” button

Click on “Map” button to start mapping a cable / pipe.

2

Feature class selection

The software shows the feature class selector

Scroll to the type of asset you want to map.
Please always select the mixed line-point feature class for capturing the meta data of the RD8200SG.

note

Depending on your configuration, there could be different catalogue items.

Depending on your configuration, there could be different catalogue items.

3

Collapse categories

Click on the “Collapse” button next to the search bar to see the different asset categories

4

Feature class selection

Select the type of asset you want to map.

Always choose a combined Line-Point for working with the RD8200SG

5

Software is waiting for the trigger command from the locator

When the software indicates, it is read to receive , it shows what type of feature it will capture (upper left screen area)

note

It is possible to capture manually by pressing the “map” button. In this case the location from the locator is used but no locator meta data is recorded.

It is possible to capture manually by pressing the “map” button. In this case the location from the locator is used but no locator meta data is recorded.

Troubleshooting

Software / Smartphone (or Tablet) is not connecting to RD8200SG

Issue with BT connection / configuration

1

Bluetooth error message BT014 on locator

Reset the BT connection on the locator

Set unit for pairing mode: Press  > > >  SMLOG > > > RESET > 

The BT icon starts to flash. Repeat the pairing process.

Start the pairing process described in the pairing section.

This could happen, if the locator was paired with another smartphone / tablet before

2

Bluetooth error message BT004 on locator

The device is not paired with this tablet / smartphone.

Start the pairing process described in the pairing section.

3

Feature class needed dialog appears

Triggering data collection on the locator, leads to this message.

Software is not in data collection mode.
Click on the “map” button and

See section -> Locating & Mapping in connection with the RD8200SG

4

No application data appears, when triggering the locate

No feature classes for data collection are configured. Go into the configure feature class catalogue section or contact your administrator to add feature classes.

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