Rocklogger

Rocklogger


Rocklogger is a geological tool for measuring the orientation of rock outcrops. It uses the phone's compass and orientation sensors to measure dip & dip direction, or dip & strike, in a single click.
GPS and magnetic field information can also be saved, along with details on the rock plane & type.

Key features:
-Log dip & strike or dip & dip direction by placing the phone on the rock/plane in any orientation (using the rotating symbol and quick help features as guides).
-Android Wear companion app to view and save (paid only) live sensor readings from your phone remotely on your watch, and vice-versa. Alternatively, log remotely using a wired headset (paid only) as a remote control. Great for logging hard-to-reach surfaces
-Plot logs on a map, with correct dip/strike symbols
-Plot logs on alternate basemaps from various sources including MapBox, zip files and the web (paid only)
-Plot poles or planes from logs on a stereonet, and interpret by touching the plot to find trends and intersections (paid only)
-Log the ambient magnetic field
-Launch the camera to take photos while logging. Notes and GPS data are saved to the log file. Photos are stored with the log file, and are automatically attached when you send a log via email from the browser screen

The log is saved to a .csv file, which can be sent to Excel / Mapinfo / etc for interpreting. Paid versions can also export KML files for use in Google Earth (Android or desktop version).

Taking the strike and dip of outcrops with a compass / declinometer usually takes a few minutes per rock. With Rocklogger, many measurements of an outcrop can be taken in seconds (in any orientation). It also works upside-down, eg for logging overhang in a mine.

The evaluation version is limited to saving 3 records per 3 minutes, and has the stereonet plotter, KML export and custom basemap features disabled. Rocklogger Unlocker is available for purchase to disable the evaluation version restrictions.

Recent changes:
-v1.95 15-02-15
-New Android Wear companion app for remote logging:
-View live sensor readings from your phone on your watch, and vice-versa
-Set a quick comment from your watch using voice recognition
-Save records from your phone on your watch, and vice-versa (paid only)
-Live seteronet view on your watch (paid only)
-Added warnings for devices without a magnetic field sensor
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About Rocklogger
Rocklogger is a geological tool for measuring the orientation of rock outcrops. It uses the phone's compass and orientation sensors to measure dip & dip direction, or dip & strike, in a single click.
GPS and magnetic field information can also be saved, along with details on the rock plane & type.

Key features:
-Log dip & strike or dip & dip direction by placing the phone on the rock/plane in any orientation (using the rotating symbol and quick help features as guides).
-Android Wear companion app to view and save (paid only) live sensor readings from your phone remotely on your watch, and vice-versa. Alternatively, log remotely using a wired headset (paid only) as a remote control. Great for logging hard-to-reach surfaces
-Plot logs on a map, with correct dip/strike symbols
-Plot logs on alternate basemaps from various sources including MapBox, zip files and the web (paid only)
-Plot poles or planes from logs on a stereonet, and interpret by touching the plot to find trends and intersections (paid only)
-Log the ambient magnetic field
-Launch the camera to take photos while logging. Notes and GPS data are saved to the log file. Photos are stored with the log file, and are automatically attached when you send a log via email from the browser screen

The log is saved to a .csv file, which can be sent to Excel / Mapinfo / etc for interpreting. Paid versions can also export KML files for use in Google Earth (Android or desktop version).

Taking the strike and dip of outcrops with a compass / declinometer usually takes a few minutes per rock. With Rocklogger, many measurements of an outcrop can be taken in seconds (in any orientation). It also works upside-down, eg for logging overhang in a mine.

The evaluation version is limited to saving 3 records per 3 minutes, and has the stereonet plotter, KML export and custom basemap features disabled. Rocklogger Unlocker is available for purchase to disable the evaluation version restrictions.

Recent changes:
-v1.95 15-02-15
-New Android Wear companion app for remote logging:
-View live sensor readings from your phone on your watch, and vice-versa
-Set a quick comment from your watch using voice recognition
-Save records from your phone on your watch, and vice-versa (paid only)
-Live seteronet view on your watch (paid only)
-Added warnings for devices without a magnetic field sensor

Android Market Comments
A Google User
Dec 31, 2014
Good
A Google User
Dec 10, 2014
Very useful I've really enjoyed this app. I've tested it multiple times with my Brunton and been within a few degrees in strike and tenths in dip as long as you wave the phone around for a bit to calibrate it. Extremely happy. Now just need to be able to export coordinates as UTM nad83.
A Google User
Oct 11, 2014
Really useful I've used it on a field trip, taking pictures with coordinates, plotting them on a map... It helped me a lot. Open the map with a good internet connection and then go to your trip, no chance at all to get lost.
A Google User
Oct 8, 2014
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A Google User
Sep 24, 2014
Indispensable! This app should be on every geo's phone! I hate taking pen and paper notes in the field, but Rocklogger has changed everything... I've taken hundreds of records by this point, and it's brilliant if you are aware of the limitations of your device. Just watch out if you have a flip case with a magnetic fastener in it, and calibrate often. The only downside (not the apps fault!) is that you're more likely to put your nice phone near rocky outcrops, I trashed my old phone by dropping it face-down on a nice sandstone outcrop. Totally worth it though. Also, this app makes stereonets fun.
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