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Using Pocket Dog. Exporting Files to PocketDog. Close PocketDog, but leave the field computer on. Connect your PC and your field computer using Active Sync. From OfficeDog’s File menu, select PocketDog Import. The PocketDog Transfer Tool window opens.

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Using pocket dog

Using Pocket Dog


Exporting files to pocketdog

Exporting Files to PocketDog

  • Close PocketDog, but leave the field computer on.

  • Connect your PC and your field computer using Active Sync.

  • From OfficeDog’s File menu, select PocketDog Import. The PocketDog Transfer Tool window opens.

  • Select Step #1: Convert Setup Files. The Convert window opens.


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Exporting Files to PocketDog


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Exporting Files to PocketDog

  • On the “Species/Products/Sample Types” tab, highlight the method file you wish to transfer to PocketDog

    • FOR480_Ver2.1.mt

  • Select Export.


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Exporting Files to PocketDog

  • With the method still selected in the OfficeDog Method Files list, select the Predefined Data Lists tab

  • For each list you want to transfer, highlight the list (Predefined Data List), then choose Export Table.

    • Export: crwnclss, product, productgroup, species, tclass


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Exporting Files to PocketDog

Lists available

in OfficeDog

Lists ready to transfer

to PocketDog


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Exporting Files to PocketDog

  • With the method still selected in the OfficeDog Method Files list, select the “Volume Tables” tab.

    • OfficeDog lists all the available volume tables, and highlights the ones associated with the selected method.

  • Select the tables you want to transfer, then select Export Tables

  • After exporting the tables select Close.

    • The PocketDog Transfer Tool window reappears.


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Exporting Files to PocketDog

Tables available

in OfficeDog

Tables ready to

transfer to PocketDog


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Exporting Files to PocketDog

  • From the Transfer Tool window, select Step #2: Transfer Files (jobs and setups).

    • The File Transfer screen appears.


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Exporting Files to PocketDog


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Exporting Files to PocketDog

  • From the Transfer Mode field, select the type of file you wish to transfer (SpecFiles - methods, VolFiles - volume tables, or DogFiles - pick lists).

    • You must transfer the three components (method files, dog files, and volume tables) separately!

  • Select Send to Handheld, and wait for transfer.

  • Repeat for each file type as needed.

  • Select Close to complete the process.


Importing job files from pocketdog

Importing Job Files From PocketDog

  • Close PocketDog on your field computer, but leave the field computer on.

  • Connect your PC and your field computer using Active Sync.

  • From the File menu, select PocketDog Import. The PocketDog Transfer Tool window opens.

  • Select Step #2: Transfer Files (jobs and setups). The File Transfer screen opens.


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Importing Job Files from PocketDog

  • In the Handheld list, select the job file on PocketDog that you wish to transfer.

    • You can transfer only one job file at a time.

  • From the Transfer Mode list, select Get JobFiles.

  • Select the “Get From Handheld” button.

  • Repeat steps for additional job files as needed.

  • Select Close to complete the process.


Working with lists

Working with Lists


Selecting data fields

Selecting Data Fields

  • Selecting Data Fields for Tract, Stand, and Point Screens

    • To define text data fields for each level

  • From the Main Menu, tap Cruise Specifications.

  • In the SpecFiles list, highlight the spec file you want to modify.

  • From the View Cruise Specification list, tapTract/Stand/Point Data Fields.

  • Tap Go; the Text Data Field Settings screen opens.


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Selecting Data Fields

  • In the Pick field at the top of the screen,

    tap either Tract Level Text Data Options,

    Stand Level Text Data Options,

    or Point Level Text Data Options.

  • Determine which fields to use by moving

    a given field to the On Fields list

    (fields that will appear on the data

    collection screen) or the Off Fields list

    (fields that will not appear).

    • To move a field from one list to the other,

      highlight the field name in its current list,

      then tap → or ←.


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Selecting Data Fields

  • Change the order in which fields appear on the data entry screen by highlighting the field name in the On list, then selecting either ↑ or ↓ to move the field up or down.

  • Modify the screen name and corresponding pick list as needed.

    • To change the field name, highlight the field, then enter a new value in the Screen Name field.

    • To change the associated picklist, highlight the field, then select a new value from the PickList field.

    • Repeat steps 5-8 as needed to define custom text data fields at each level.


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Selecting Data Fields

  • When you’ve made all the necessary modifications, tap ok. PocketDog asks if you would like to save your changes.

    • To save your changes, tap Yes. PocketDog prompts you for a filename. You can overwrite the current file (the default name) or enter a new file name, then tap ok.

    • To return to the Cruise Specifications screen without saving any of your changes, tap Cancel.


Setting up field behaviors

Setting Up Field Behaviors

  • To set general field properties

    • From the Main Menu,

      tap Cruise Specifications.

    • In the SpecFiles list, highlight the

      spec file you want to modify.

    • From the View Cruise Specification

      list, tap Tree Data Fields and Behavior.

    • Tap Go; the Screen Setup screen opens.


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Setting Up Field Behaviors

  • Determine which fields to display on the tree data screen by moving a given field to the On Fields list (fields that will appear on the tree data screen) or the Off Fields list (fields that will not appear).

    • To move a field from one list to the other, highlight the field name in its current list, then tap → or ←.

  • Change the order in which fields appear on the tree data screen by highlighting the field name in the On list, then selecting ↑ or ↓ to move the one position at a time.

    • To change the field name, highlight the field in either the On or the Off list, then enter a new value in the Screen Name field.

  • Set field-specific behaviors using the Edit Mask Rules table.


Edit mask rules table

Edit Mask Rules Table

  • A double asterisk ** in the Species (SPP) column means the rule applies to all species for the associated product.

  • A double asterisk ** in the Product (PRD) means the rule applies to all products for the associated species.

  • The first row, with ** in the SPP field and ** in the PRD field defines the default behavior for all species/product combinations.


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Edit Mask Rules Table

  • PocketDog prioritizes rules as follows

    • The rule for all species/all products (row 1) is the default behavior and applies only when no specific species/product rules have been defined.

    • Rules for specific species (all products) override the default behavior.

    • Rules for specific species (all products) override the default behavior.

    • Rules for specific species/specific product combinations override all other rules.


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Edit Mask Rules Table

  • You can write rules for specific species/product combinations.

  • To display every species/product combination in the table, tap the Options button in the upper right corner of the screen, then tap Display EditMask For Each Spp:Prd. The Edit Mask Rules table displays all the generalized cases, as well as a row for every species/product combination.

  • To return to the default display, simply tap Options, then tap Display again to toggle the option off.


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Setting Up Field Behaviors

  • When you’ve made all the necessary modifications, tap ok. PocketDog asks if you would like to save your changes.

    • To save your changes, tap Yes. PocketDog prompts you for a filename. You can overwrite the current file (the default name) or enter a new file name, then tap ok.

    • To return to the Cruise Specifications screen without saving your changes, tap Cancel.


Collecting data

Collecting Data


Working with cruise files

Working with Cruise Files

  • To Create a New Job File

    • From the Main Menu, tap

      Open/Create Cruise File. The File

      Open screen appears.

    • In the Create New File field,

      enter the name of your new

      job.

    • Tap Create.

    • To open the file, return to the

      Main Menu, and begin recording data, tap ok.


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Working with Cruise Files

  • To Open an Existing File

    • From the Main Menu, tap Open/Create Cruise File.

    • From the Existing file list, select the job you want to work on.

    • To open the selected file and begin collecting data, tap ok.


Entering cruiser information

Entering Cruiser Information

  • Tap Cruiser Info from the Main

    Menu. The Cruiser Information

    screen opens.

  • Enter the data as

    appropriate.


Entering tract data

Entering Tract Data

  • To enter Tract Data, tap

    Tract Data from the Main

    Menu.

  • Enter data as appropriately.


Entering stand data

Entering Stand Data

  • To enter Stand Data, tap Stand Data from the Main Menu. The Stand Data window opens.

  • Creating and Numbering Stands

    • To add a new stand, tap Add in the

      Stand-Number field. PocketDog creates

      the stand and assigns it the next

      available number.

  • To delete a stand, use the scroll bar to

    locate the stand you want to delete,

    then tap . PocketDog asks you to

    confirm the deletion.


Default data fields

Default Data Fields

  • Stand ID: PocketDog puts the stand number in the ID field; you can either maintain this designator or edit the field using your own identifying system.

  • Stratum: If you want to maintain stands as discrete geographic units (e.g. for GIS), you can use the stratum field to link multiple stands together for management purposes.

  • Sample Type: The sample type is the inventory method used to gather data for all points in this stand.

    • All points in a stand use the same Sample Type.

  • Area: The size of the stand in acres.


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Default Data Fields

  • Map Color: The map color provides a quick visual indicator of the stand on various screens in PocketDog.

    • To assign a map color to a stand, tap the color box; PocketDog displays a color palate. Choose a color, and tap ok (tapping X closes the palate without assigning the selected color to the stand).

  • Date: By default, PocketDog enters the date from the Tract Data screen.

  • Comments: The comments field allows you to add notes as appropriate.


Entering point data

Entering Point Data

  • To enter Point Data, tap Point Data from the Main Menu. The Point Data window opens.


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Entering Point Data

  • To set Point Data screen options, tap the Options button in upper left to view the menu. A check next to the option means it is currently “on.” You can turn the following features on or off:

    • Off After ‘Add’ turns your field computer off after you add a new point to conserve the computer’s battery power. You can thus collect data for the current point, create a new point using the Add button, and slip your computer into your pocket.

    • Backup After ‘Add’ saves the data from the current point to an external memory card once you tap Add to create the next point.

    • Backup Now saves the data from the current point data to an externalmemory card immediately.

    • Left-Handed Screen reverses the fields on the screen.


Creating points

Creating Points

  • To create a new point, tap the Add button in the PointID field.

  • To change a point number, double-tap the PointID field. Enter any alphanumeric name you wish.

  • Stand: By default, PocketDog assigns

    thenew point to the stand used for the

    previous point. To change the stand, select

    a new value from the Stand list; the map color bar changes accordingly.

  • Custom Data Fields: Tap the Text Data button to enter data in the customized text data fields defined in the specification file


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Creating Points

  • Comments: Tap the Comment button to enter notes about the point. Tap Back to Trees to return to the Point Data screen.

  • Position Data: Tap the XYZ button to enter position coordinates for the point.

  • Include in Calcs: As in OfficeDog and FieldDog, you can determine whether or not to include a given point in your calculations.


Entering tree data

Entering Tree Data

  • Enter the inventory data for each point in the Tree Data table on the upper portion of the screen.

  • To enter data in a table cell, select the appropriate value from the pick list.

  • Once you select a value, PocketDog

    enters the data and moves to the next field as determined by the specs.

  • If you return to a point that already

    contains tree data, PocketDog “locks”

    Tree Data table to prevent data loss. To

    unlock the point and edit or add additional

    tree data, tap the open hand ; the icon

    changes to a writing hand to show that

    you can now record data.


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Entering Tree Data

  • Deleting data: Tap the bomb to delete the current table cell. To clear the current row, all trees, or the entire point, tap and hold the ; Pocket-Dog displays several delete options to choose from.

  • Once you’ve entered all the tree data for the current point, tap Add to create a new point.


Calculating limiting distance

Calculating Limiting Distance

  • To determine the Limiting Distance for Plot Sampling: Tap LD to see the plot radius.

  • To determine the Limiting Distance for Point Sampling:

    • Tap LD; the Limiting Distance Calculator opens.

    • PocketDog uses the BAF from your sample method and displays limiting distance by DBH in increments of 0.1.

      • To see a new DBH range, select a different value from the DBH field.

      • To see the limiting distance for different slopes, select the appropriate value from the % Slope list.


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Calculating Limiting Distance


Viewing editing points

Viewing & Editing Points

  • To view any point in the current cruise file:

    • Tap the book icon in the Point ID field (lower left corner of the screen). PocketDog displays a list of current points. The color of each point number corresponds to the stand map color for that point.


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