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  • 1.  UAV Ground Control

    Posted 05-10-2023 14:06

    Hi there,

    I have just got a Samsung S20 specifically so I could run UAV Ground Control. Unfortunately I am getting a message on the play store saying that it is not compatible with my version of Android as it was made for an older version.

    Literally all I want to do is collect point data for Ground Control Points for Drone Mapping with a DA2.

    Any suggestions?

    David Thurston

  • 2.  RE: UAV Ground Control

    Posted 05-11-2023 07:51

    Hi Dave

    Can you confirm your Android OS version please (SETTINGS > ABOUT PHONE > SOFTWARE INFORMATION) and the date of the last security patch applied please
    If you just want a csv output of control points the UAV GCP app is the best option here.

    Assuming you have a Catalyst DA1 or DA2 , the other compatible software we have that would fulfil the task of capturing high accuracy GCP and outputting to csv are Trimble Terraflex and Trimble Penmap. What I would say are that these are both professional GIS Data Collection and Hybrid Survey software packages so will be 'overkill' for your task. The cost also reflects this

    Lets start with your OS details and see If we can resolve this with the UAV GCP app

    Tom Harrison

  • 3.  RE: UAV Ground Control

    Posted 05-11-2023 08:42
    Edited by David Thurston 05-11-2023 09:02


    Thanks for your response. I have a DA2 on the way, Mobile Manager loaded OK but not UAV Ground Control.

    Please see attached screen shots.

    David Thurston

  • 4.  RE: UAV Ground Control

    Posted 05-11-2023 11:54
    Hi Tom,

    Not sure of the best way to reply.

    Please see attached screenshots

  • 5.  RE: UAV Ground Control

    Posted 05-12-2023 01:37

    That's fine David, thanks for this

    I'll send you a private message to take this 'offline' to gather some more details.
    When we have the solution I'll update this thread for anyone else following

    Tom Harrison

  • 6.  RE: UAV Ground Control

    Posted 05-12-2023 01:41
    Excellent. Thanks.

    I bought an S20 specifically so I can use this app as I’m ordinarily an iPhone user. Would be good to get this resolved.

    Sent from my iPhone

  • 7.  RE: UAV Ground Control

    Posted 10-22-2023 09:56

    David, Tom,

    Was this resolved? Hi a DA2 with UAV ground control app and a recent Android phone a good workflow?


    Simon Gingras-Gagnon

  • 8.  RE: UAV Ground Control
    Best Answer

    Posted 10-24-2023 02:06

    Hi Simon and anyone monitoring this thread

    The UAV GCP app doesn't currently support the target API associated with Android 13. This is why the Play store is preventing the download and installation
    We are still able to provide you with the *.apk to install this locally If you are happy to do this. The app will operate as normal

    The update (and fix for this) will be bundled in with some related software releases in the future.

    Until then you can do the following If you need to install the UAV GCP app

    1. Contact your local Trimble reseller
    2. Request the UAV Ground control app *.apk to install locally
    3. Copy the .apk to your device - email/cloud file share/cable all fine and tap the .apk to run
    4. This should install the app as normal, you may be asked to approve installation from unknown sources as part of this process

    Tom Harrison