While performing surveys of large sites, it is sometimes convenient
to split the data collection process between several employees who
would walk the site independently, each of them surveying a
separate area. Once the data has been collected, the separate
surveys can be merged into a single project. Using TamoGraph, you
can easily organize this mode of operation, as explained
If you plan to perform a site survey alone, using a single laptop,
you do not need to read this chapter.
the map. Save the project and copy the project file to the portable
computers that will participate in the data collection
The computer that is used for creating the project does not
necessarily have to be equipped with a compatible wireless adapter.
It can be a desktop computer.
Open the project file in TamoGraph on each of the portable
computers to which you copied the project file. Discuss how to
split the survey job between your associates and assign different
areas of the site map to them so that each of them surveys a
Using the portable computers, your associates can now walk the site
and survey the designated areas. When the area is fully surveyed,
save the project and then click
Export Survey Data
in the main application menu. A dialog box will appear, and the
user will be able to select the survey path(s) to be exported.
to save the data to a file with the .SSTRACK
Copy the survey data files created on the portable computers back
onto the main computer. Open the project that you used for the job
splitting in Step 1. Click
Import Survey Data
in the main application menu, select the
file to import, and then select the survey path(s) to be imported.
Repeat this for all the
files you copied from the portable computers.
Plans and Surveys
tab on the right panel now contains all the survey paths that were
created by the different users who surveyed the site in parallel.
Save the project. You are now ready to
Tips and Tricks
When you analyze the data collected by other computers, you
typically do not need TamoGraph to scan Wi-Fi channels (if the
computer is equipped with a wireless adapter) or display the driver
installation guide (if the computer is not equipped with a wireless
adapter). To turn off the scanner and prevent the driver
installation guide from appearing, launch TamoGraph with the
command line switch.