Formatting Raw File

Field Genius provides the option to export a .raw file with a lot of useful information on points surveyed. In particular, information on the accuracy of points, (Errors, fixed/floating etc.) which can be useful when reviewing survey information.
The formatting is awkward though as the information for each point is spread over 9 rows when opened in excel.
Is there a way to open or format the file and have all the information for each point on one row to allow for easier viewing?


Hi @John-C,

Happy to help you with this :slightly_smiling_face:
Can you send an example of the excel file you’re talking about?

Have you ever used SurvX?


That’s much appreciated Hugo,
I have never used SurvX,
How can I send you an excel file?

You can just send a picture of the excel file in this topic if you like.

SurvX has a lot more options for exporting files. But let’s try to fix this issue first :slightly_smiling_face:

Here is an example in excel. I opened the .raw file as a comma delimited file. The line highlighted is the main information I would be interested in but the survey time and antenna height may be useful sometimes too.

I think this is what you’re looking for right?

20220705151254.csv (4.1 KB)

Yes that is exactly what I am looking for.

That file was exported from SurvX software. With FieldGenius it’s not possible to export it like that.
FieldGenius is very minor in export file format options, SurvX has a lot more export file format options.

The best solution I think is to use SurvX if you want that kind of detailed data.

Thanks for your help Hugo,

We will look into changing our surveying software,


No problem John!
Glad I could help :slightly_smiling_face: