Mobile Data Management
The Mobile Data Management tool sets up the export and transfer of data from a Global Mapper workspace to a mobile device running Global Mapper Mobile. This tool contains options to locally save a Global Mapper Mobile Package file (.gmmp) or upload data directly to a mobile device.
Open the Mobile Data Management tool using the toolbar button or the item in the Tools Menu.
Mobile Device Data Link
The Mobile Device Data Link tab of the Mobile Data Management tool shows connected and available mobile devices to which data can be directly transferred.
Connect to Mobile Device
In order for a mobile device to be discoverable, the Global Mapper Mobile app must be open and in the Global Mapper Mobile Configuration settings, you must Enable Discovery Mode.
Steps to Connect to a Mobile Device
Open Global Mapper Mobile on the mobile device and in Configuration, Enable Discovery Mode.
Open the Mobile Data Management tool in Global Mapper. Click Connect to Mobile Device.
If multiple networks are detected, a drop-down will appear allowing you to select the network to which the mobile device is connected. The network selection can be set or altered with the Select Network Adapter button.
Global Mapper will search for and populate a list of discoverable devices in the Connect to Mobile Device dialog.
Double-click on a device to connect to it and the Connect to Mobile Device dialog should indicate the selected device is connected. Click OK to close the Connect to Mobile Device dialog. The Mobile Data Management tool will display the existing Global Mapper Mobile Package and GeoPackage files on the device.
Refresh will refresh the list of files on the mobile device.
Use Get File with a file selected to transfer the selected map from the connected mobile device and open it in Global Mapper.
Use Add File to transfer a Global Mapper Mobile Package file or GeoPackage file to the connected mobile device. You will be prompted to select the file to add after clicking Add File.
Delete File will remove the selected file from the connected mobile device.
Package File Export
The Package File Export tab of the Mobile Data Management dialog sets up the export of data from the Global Mapper workspace to a Global Mapper Mobile Package file (.gmmp).
Use the check boxes next to each listed layer to include or exclude them from the package file export.
Add Template Layer
The Add Template Layer button adds a Feature Template layer to the workspace and the package file export. In the resulting dialog enter the layer name for the Template Layer and select the saved template from the drop down. Some vector layer options for the template layer are also available to set up the layer as it is added to the package file for export.
The Edit Templates button opens a Configuration dialog allowing templates to be added to edited.
Add Layer(s) From File...
To add data from a file to the mobile package, use the Add Layer(s) from File button and select the data layer to load. The selected file will be loaded into the workspace and the Package File Export Layers list.
To export and save a Global Mapper Mobile Package file (.gmmp) locally, use the Save As button. A prompt to select the export location and name the file will appear, and then the Global Mapper Mobile Package Export Options dialog opens to complete the export.
A Global Mapper Mobile Package can then be transferred to a mobile device via email, a wired connection, or a shared drive.
Upload to Device
To upload data directly to a mobile device, the device must be connected to the Mobile Data Management tool via the Mobile Device Data Link tab.
The selected data layers can be exported to Global Mapper Mobile Package format and uploaded to the device with the option to save a copy of the generated *.gmmp file locally.