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You can use the latest version of Google Earth Pro with snapVIEW if you also install a non-pro v7.1.2.2041 Google Earth on the same machine. You can install both the free version and the Pro version on your system in any order without conflict.

To use the latest Google Earth Pro with snapVIEW, follow these steps:

  1. Open the Google Earth Pro manually and zoom to the area you would like to capture.
  2. Open snapVIEW, in snapVIEW main menu, click the Google Earth (V3) tab and then click 2) Capture selected view in Google Earth.

NOTE:

  • If Google Earth Pro has not been opened, the 1) Start / Show Google Earth button will bring up the older non-pro version.
  • Google Earth Display does not work with the 64bit version of Google Earth, please download the latest 32bit version of Google Earth, which can be found below.

Google Earth 32bit Version

If you are having an issue with a pop-up window that requires you to change your terrain exaggeration we suggest you contact support for an updated software version. Please note that software updates require that you are up to date with your yearly maintenance fees.

[email protected]

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PRE-INSTALLATION

  • Be sure that you are logged in as a Windows Administrator.
  • Be sure to disable remote software (e.g Teamviewer).
  • Be sure to temporarily disable all anti-virus software.*
  • Be sure that the destination drive is not full.

INSTALLATION
The software should be installed by first right clicking on the installation package and choosing to Run as Administrator . Subsequently run all Track’Air programs as administrator. Obtain the installation zip file. The password to unzip the zip file is your license ID. Unzip the installation and put the file into a temporary folder on the C or D drive, do not run from directly from the desktop. Then right click and run as administrator .

Force the application to run as Administrator:

  1. Login as a user with local administrative privileges.
  2. Right-Click on the application shortcut and select Properties.
  3. In the Properties window, click on the Compatibility tab.
  4. Check Run this program in compatibility mode for: and choose Windows XP.
  5. Check Run this program as an administrator.
  6. Click apply, and then click OK.

WINDOWS 8 / 10 SPECIFIC

Some Windows 8 and 10 installations don’t actually shut the computer down when you press the Shut down button. You will need to go under Power Options in the Control Panel and select Change what the power buttons do and uncheck Turn on fast startup and select Shut down when the power button is pressed.

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SnapShot and SnapPlan do not work properly unless the following setting is set to 100%, this issue also applies to the MS Surface tablet.

To address display setting issues navigate to the: Control Panel > Display Settings > Change the size of text, apps, and other items and set the value to 100%.

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This issue appears to be related to the Window 10 User Account Control (UAC) settings. One possible solution to go to the command prompt and enter net use x: Where x is the drive letter to be mapped.

An alternate solution is: if you mapped the network drive and select all permissions allowed, except Full Control and Special Permissions, this may allow you to access the drives.

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SnapShot goes mobile!

You can now run SnapShot on Android™ and Apple devices.

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Android - Installation Instructions

LATEST RELEASE: 2018 February 16 – v1.6.1n

SnapSHOT v1.6.1n

UPDATE LOG

Functionality

  • Zoom to both airplane and flight plan when the zoom button with an airplane is pressed.
  • Support for PSU flight plans in overview and trackup view.

Fixes

  • Resolve disappearance of photo triggers that happens when aborting a run without triggering the cameras.
  • More responsive manual run sequence and run adjust.
  • Reduced memory usage for large flight plans.
  • Removed the flashing of texts when the pilot display loses wireless connection.
  • More consistent airspace display after exiting out the trackup view.
  • All airspaces are now shown, not just the ones near the airplane.

iOS - Installation Instructions

LATEST RELEASE: 2020 May 1 – v1.7.1

iOS Mobile Snapshot v1.7.1

What's New

  • Support the newer generation iPad Mini 5.
  • Display the trackup background when in a trackup view of a selected run.
  • Higher airplane position in a trackup view to allow the user to confirm a photo trigger below the airplane.
  • Lead line and lead dot for a selected run in overview.
  • Alternating airplane color in between triggers in scanner mode.

Fixes

  • New distance markers that are not prone to disappear when approaching a selected run.
  • Better default panels selection and default panel positions for iPad Mini display.
  • Resolved unmovable GALT panel.

*Android and Apple logos are registered trademarks of both Google and Apple respectively.

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General

The time difference between GPS and UTC is adjusted every 1 – 6 years. The last adjustment took place on 2016 December 31. GPS is now ahead of UTC by 18 seconds. Further information regarding Trimble receivers and POSpac processing can be found here:

Applanix Bulletin

To adjust your offset in snapSHOT, navigate the menu system:

  • 4-Config
  • 6-SnapSHOT configuration
  • 1-Times configuration

In the following sanpSHOT Configuration window adjust the Difference between UTC and GPS times value to +18 seconds and click Apply .

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  1. Locate the directory of the Tracker32 Start Menu programs shortcut. The default address in Windows 10 is: C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu \Programs\Tracker32.
  2. Right click on the taskbar.
  3. Choose Toolbars.
  4. Click on New Toolbar.
  5. Paste the above address into Folder:.
  6. Click on Select Folder.

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On TECI4 and Nanotrack the USB to serial port used is an FTDI device, which by default, Windows has a value of latency timer value of 16. For better performance change this to 1. In snapShot version 4.04t and above this is forced to 1 automatically. An older version may need to be manually adjusted by doing the following:

  1. In Device Manager, right-click on COM port and select properties.
  2. In the USB Properties window, click the tab Port Settings.
  3. Click the button that says Advanced.
  4. In the Advanced Settings window, change the latency timer to 1.
  5. Click OK and then close Device Manager.

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SnapVIEW offers integrated connectivity with Bing Maps, and allows you to capture desired images for flight planning.

The BING Maps tool requires that Microsoft Silverlight be installed on the computer.

Download Microsoft Silverlight

  1. Once on the main menu, click the second to last tab named Bing Maps (V3).
  2. Now click on Connect to Bing Maps App.
  3. Internet explorer will launch and give you the option to capture in sets of 1, 2×2, 4×4, 5×5, 8×8, or 10×10 tiles. The more tiles you select, the more detail the final background raster image will have.
  4. Once you have selected which capture tiles you want. Click on Capture Screen.

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