Getting started with Leica Zeno 20

  1. Power Zeno on with a 5sec hold on the power button.
  2. Once powered up swipe the padlock to the right. Note the Zeno runs a version of Android software. Depending on where the Zeno has powered up to the screen could look like the following.  If it does tap on the Zeno Mobile icon.
    Zeno 20 - Power on
  3. It may power up already in Zeno Mobile if so you can, select an existing project or create a new one. Select your existing project by touching the screen or press the + icon to create a new project.
    Zeno 20 - Projects

  4. Give your new project a name. If it is similar to another project then select this project in the Based on Project field. It will select the same coordinate system as the previous project but it won’t bring any of the data through.

    There are various ways to import data for use in the field. The easiest is via Esri Shapefile. Copy these to the Download folder in the Zeno via a USB stick and then import them via Layers then + Add layer from Download folder or directly from the USB stick.

    To get to Layers Swipe in from the right-hand side of the screen where the 3 x grey horizontal lines are.
    Zeno 20 - map

  5. You can select multiple files by pressing hard on the first file then selecting the rest then select the tick to import to project.
    Zeno 20 - files

  6. Once data is imported, press the Zoom icon (middle icon at the top with four arrows). This zooms to your current location.

  7. Select the Telephone icon and it should flash up saying "Connected to RTK" and the accuracy at the bottom of the screen should improve down to 1cm as per below.  A background image should also have loaded up automatically.
    Zeno 20 - map phone icon
    Now you are ready to collect data or set out.  There is a circular icon that moves on screen to show your location and the number of satellites viewed are shown in the system tray at bottom of the screen. You can zoom in using two fingers like a smartphone.

    To collect new Features press the Target icon (top left).  You can now click on the Feature icon on screen and then on the code and it should bring up a circular list of options.
    Zeno 20 - Location zoomed  Zeno 20 - Options
    You can edit the attributes of the point from here such as adding a Point number and Code. Press OK to store the point and continue to next Feature.
    Zeno 20 - edit attributes

  8. To Stakeout points:

    1. First select the point that you are wanting to set out.

    2. Select the point from the Map screen and choose Activate Feature from the circular menu of options (see image above).

    3. Press the Stakeout at the bottom of the screen and drag it up as far as you want. Drag it enough so that the coordinate and height of the selected points are visible to make sure you have selected the right point.

    4. Navigate to the point.
      Note: a 1.2m antenna height has been set so the Zeno should be held roughly at this height in order to show reduced ground level heights.
      Zeno 20 - stakeout  Zeno 20 - stakeout 2

  9. To Export data drag the left menu in choose More. Press and hold on the Project to Export until the Tick appears at the top left of the screen.

  10. Press on the Share icon top right hand side of screen then select either USB (if USB inserted) or Download folder. It will now ask for the Export format and main choices are ASCII or KML.
    Zeno 20 - project export  Zeno 20 - project export options