Hardware and Software Requirements
|Total Station| |Mobile Devices| |GPS|
Recommended minimum workstation: 1.5 GHz. Processor, 2 GB MB RAM
BG-Map will work with any monochrome or color laser or ink jet printer that is supported by your version of Windows. Color printers that can print handle both 8-1/2" x 11" (A4) and 11" x 17" (A3) paper are preferable.
Plotter (Large Format Printer)
A plotter is optional. A plotter will allow you to create certain types of large format maps and plant lists that cannot be printed on a printer.
BG-Map will work with any D-Size (A1) or larger plotter that is supported by your version of Windows. If you have questions regarding the compatibility with BG-Map of a particular plotter, contact BG-Map
Software Required to Operate BG-Map
Network Server Operation
BG-Map can be installed on a server for multi-user operation. The following server types are supported:
Total Station for Automated Surveying
If you will be using the BG-Map Total Station Interface for automated surveying, you will require an electronic total station surveying instrument. BG-Map is compatible with the Leica, Nikon, Pentax, Topcon and Northwest Instrument total stations.
Recommended total station accessories include a tripod, single prism pole, tripod leg bracket for the computer, a spare battery, and wireless headsets or hands-free radios..
Mobile Devices for Total Station Interface, Garden Notepad, GreVidô and PropNoterô
For BG-Map Total Station Interface and Garden Notepad, GreVid or PropNoterô, you will need a Windows Mobile 5.0 or later device with an XScale processor 400 MHz. minimum, 64 MB RAM minimum and 240x320 pixel minimum screen size..
For specifics, contact BG-Map.
GPS for Automated Surveying
If you will be using the BG-Map GPS Interface for automated surveying, you will require a GPS with sub-meter accuracy that can output coordinates in comma delimited ascii format. If you have questions, contact BG-Map
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