Installing SurveyStack Kit

Important Note: SurveyStack Kit is an Android App. SurveyStack Kit, and the Our Sci Reflectometer, require Android devices in order to connect and run scans.

When to Install

As is stated on the Getting Started page, the SurveyStack Kit app is only necessary for hardware integration. SurveyStack Kit is an entirely separate app from SurveyStack, and is meant only for hardware-integrated devices such as the Our Sci Reflectometer.

If you are using SurveyStack with hardware integration, so that you can complete scans with the Our Sci Reflectometer, you will need the SurveyStack Kit app. If you are using SurveyStack only as a surveying tool, and without any hardware integration, there is no need to install the SurveyStack Kit app.

Downloading SurveyStack Kit App

Video Tutorial

This is video 3 of 5 in the Getting Started tutorial series. It walks through the installation process for SurveyStack Kit.

Written Instructions

Because the SurveyStack Kit is only necessary for hardware-integrated use cases of the broader SurveyStack App, you can install the SurveyStack Kit app within SurveyStack itself.

When you get to a survey that requires hardware integration to complete measurements (in either the SurveyStack App or the SurveyStack online browser), SurveyStack will prompt you to Install Android App. When you see this pop up, you should press the button and select + Download APK and then click Install when prompted. Once the download is complete, you will see the app appear, and you can move it to your home screen if desired. If you already have SurveyStack Kit installed, you can ignore the prompt and continute to run the measurement.

Important Note: Some Android phones have security restrictions related to downloading content from an unknown source online. You should go into Settings >> Security or Permissions and Allow downloads from unknown sources on the internet before you download the APK installer. If you do not do this first, errors may occur that require you to change these settings and restart the download / install process for SurveyStack Kit.

Installing SurveyStack

If you expect to complete forms offline, you should download the SurveyStack App. For example, if you intend to complete surveys while soil sampling, without wifi or data available, you should download the app as instructed below. If you will only ever use this service will connected to Wifi, you can continue to use SurveyStack in a web browser if that is your preference.