Rock Mapper is using a dedicated cloud-sync service to transfer files from your iPad to your computer and vice versa. It works like any other well known file-hosting service such as Dropbox, Google Drive or One Drive and is supported on all major platforms (Linux, Windows, Mac). All data can be accessed in the browser and is also automatically downloaded to your computer after connecting to it as a network drive. All you need is a Rock Mapper ID, Site ID and Password which is provided to you with any 3 or 12 months Rock Mapper licence.
Rock Mapper's cloud-sync services run on a virtual private server (VPS) in order to guarantee safe and reliable access to your data. By default all data is hosted in Australia (server location Sydney), but we also have servers available in the United States of America and Germany.
The main purpose of the cloud-sync account is streamlined & easy data-transfer.
Cloud-sync is used to...
Georeferenced face photographs, raw mapping data and auto-generated mapping and sampling reports are uploaded from Rock Mapper to your cloud account and forwarded to any computer that is connected to it. All new data will then automatically appear on your desktop computer (or even several computers) within a few seconds. All face data are stored in commonly used file formats within individual ZIP files.
Reference point coordinates and QAQC data are stored in two CSV files in the SYNC folder. You can simply open these CSV files with MS Excel and remove/edit existing or add new items. By tapping the Download button in Rock Mapper, the user can download new reference points / laser sations and Sample QAQC data to the app.