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Stake out points

This guide shows how to stake out the points to find their actual ground position using Emlid Flow.


Stakeout is a survey tool in Emlid Flow that allows you to set out the project or find the actual ground position of a point.

Staking out points


The map is always North-oriented.

To stake out a point using Emlid Flow, follow the steps below:

  1. Open the Emlid Flow app and connect to your Reach.

  2. Go to the Survey tab and open or import a project.


    To learn how to import a project, check the Create or import project guide.

  3. Tap the List button to choose the point you want to stake out. You can also select the point directly on the map.


    The selected point will be highlighted in blue on the map.

  4. Tap the Stake out button.

  5. Move your Reach in the direction of the point. When you get closer, the map zooms in automatically.


    The direction arrows on the stakeout plate can help you navigate to the point.

  6. Move your Reach so that the bull’s-eye turns green, showing that your Reach is less than 2.5 cm (0.08 ft) away from the point you are staking out.


    Ensure the pole isn’t tilted.

  7. Physically mark the point’s position on the ground.

  8. Switch to another point by tapping the arrow buttons in the Stakeout navigation area.


    To finish staking out the point, close the Stakeout option window.

You can continue staking out the points from the project.

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