Sending Objects via Email

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This section covers the process of sending PointMan features (forms, photos, sketches, and files) from within the PointMan application. This section will also cover how to view the attachments and .kmz file.

Supported Filetypes

Files that are sent via email are received as such:

  • All photos, sketches, eForms, .kmz, kml, csv, and shapefiles will be received as attachments to the email.
  • KMZ (or .kmz)/KML files will contain points, lines and polygons with detailed pedigree information. This file can be opened in Google Earth as well as Google Maps.
  • CSV files will contain all pedigree metadata for the exported features
  • SHP/SHX files will contain the same information as CSV but in SHP/SHX format that can be imported into ArcGIS.
  • PDF files will contain the pedigree metadata for each exported feature.

Sending Objects

  1. From the main map display, select the object to be emailed. The item appears in the Selection dialog, and a menu displays at the bottom of the screen.  
    PointMan Email 1.png
  2. Tap Send
    The Send dialog box displays all features (points, lines, polygons, eForms) that are currently selected in the selection panel.      
    PointMan Email 2.png 
  3. Select the check box next to all objects that you want to send.
    • To see more items, click the Show More button. When selected, the list of features to send is expanded to include all features visible in the viewing area of the map.
    • To see fewer items, click the Show Less button. When selected, the list of features to displays all features selected in the selection panel.
    • Select the Check All button to select all items in the list.
    • Select Check None to de-select all items in the list.     
      PointMan Email 3.png  
  4. Tap OK.
  5. The following screen is a list of attachment types. Select attachment types from the available selections:
    1. Photo and PDF files
    2. KMZ file
    3. KML file
    4. Shapefile files
    5. CSV file
      PointMan Email 4.png
  6. Tap OK   
  7. Select the email program that you wish to use. Note: Users have reported errors when using the default Samsung Galaxy email client. Google's email client and Microsoft's Outlook are fully supported.    
  8. Enter the email address(es) of the recipient(s).   
  9. Enter any additional text you would like to add to the message by tapping in the message area and typing (or use voice-to-text). In addition, information from your selected data will be added to the text of the email.     
    PointMan Email 5.png
  10. Tap Send, or the send icon. The system responds with a brief message stating “email sent” and you are returned to the map view.   
  11. Select Close. If you selected a point from the map, the dialog box closes and returns you to the map display. If you selected an item from a Drop Tools list, the dialog closes and returns you to the Drop Tools list.  
  12. IMPORTANT: Users may export via email or Drobox, Google Drive and Wifi Direct etc provided the target username/email has an account.  
  13. Items sent via email will be delivered to the desired recipients. In addition to the attachments, there will be a .kmz file attached to the email.
    • In addition to the attachments, there will be a .kmz file attached to the email.
      • Double-clicking this file automatically opens GoogleEarth and zooms to the location of the features. 
      • Google Earth will display all features as points, lines, or polygons in the exact placement as they were taken in PointMan. 
        Note: User must have GoogleEarth on their computer.
    • PDFs (eForms) will arrive as an attachment to the email.
    • Shapefiles and .csv will arrive as attachments to the email.
    • Photos and Sketches will arrive as an attachment to the email.
    • Points, lines, and polygons will arrive in the email with detailed information about the feature, as well as a "link" to that feature. Clicking this link will open Google Maps and only show a point where that feature is located.