Geochemistry Sample Card

Observation Database - Digital Field Notebook

Data Logger - Drill Hole and Trench Logger 

Lookup List Manager GeoInfo Mobile v3.0 / GeoInfo Tools Database - Windows Device

Lookup List Manager GeoInfo Mobile v2.6 -  Android Mobile Device

Hardware and Software Requirements

Version/Build Enhancements

Download GeoInfo Mobile v2.6 For Android User’s Manual for more details, Downloads/GeoInfo Mobile v2.6 User Manual.pdf.

Download GeoInfo Mobile v3.0 for Windows User’s Manual for more details, Downloads/GeoInfo Mobile Users Manual.pdf.

Geochemistry Sample Card


Collect attributes and locations for field geochemistry samples.


GeoInfo Mobile v3.x for Windows Tablet has 3 options for field data entry;

·       Mobile: 8-11 inch tablets where field and font size needs to be bigger to operate by touch.



·       Standard Landscape: displays greater than 11 inches


·       Portrait: 8-11 tablets.  Field size is smaller than Mobile View and larger than Standard Landscape view.  This format also optimizes GeoInfo Mobile content, minimizes Windows and Access software elements, and works well with the Windows onscreen keyboard.  


GeoInfo Mobile v2.6 for Android

  • Auto sample numbering
  • Eight sample types available
  • Date picker
  • Pick lists for fast field data collection, attribute standardization, and no typo’s.
  • Many fields that are common for each sample are defaulted for quick data entry.  Users always have the option to change values and when changed the new value becomes the default.
  • Photos can be taken or entered with each sample.  Rather than typing each photo name users set their cameras photo naming prefix and suffix and then the current photo number, GeoInfo Mobile then builds the photo name and auto counts the photo ID automatically for subsequent photos.
GIM Surface Samples
  • Collect Surface Geochemistry Samples for many sample types; Rock, Soil, Stream Sediment, Pan Con, Lag, Vegetation, Water, and QAQC.
  • Auto sample numbering.
  • QAQC sample types include Blanks, Standards and Field Duplicates.  Field duplicates are automatically assigned the previous samples ‘Duplicate With’ attribute.
  • QAQC intervals can be set to remind users to collect QAQC samples, and what type to collect.
GIM Sample Types
  • Each sample type has unique descriptive characteristic fields appropriate for the sample type ... structure for Rock samples... soil horizon for Soils ... trap type for Stream Sediments ... etc ...  
  • Descriptive field types were designed by many experience geologists and several geochemists, with the goal in mind of providing as many descriptive fields as possible to the user that would facilitate proper and thorough data analysis.  No fields are required but all are available.
  • Download the GeoInfo Mobile users manual to review all field types for each sample type.
  • Device sensors allow your device to be a compass, for reading Azimuth and Dip measurements.
GIM Rock Lith

          GIM Rock Alt

GIM Rock Structure
  • GeoInfo Mobile connects to an internal GPS to automatically add GPS coordinates to each sample.
  • GPS signal quality information, HDOP and number of satellites, is collected with every sample.
  • The automatic GPS coordinates that are added to the database using the Read GPS button are not editable ... a quality control feature.
  • Manually entered coordinates can be added if needed, but should only be done if there is a problem with the user's standard GPS.
  • The GPS page is identical in the Geochemistry Sample Card, Observation Database and Data Logger tools.


Observation Database-Digital Field Notebook


Collect all field information other than geochemistry samples and log data


GeoInfo Mobile v3.x for Windows Tablet integrates with GPS and tablet cameras.
Read GPS button reads GPS Lat/Long coordinates and automatically converts to UTM.

Photo control allows users to capture and edit photos.


GeoInfo Mobile v2.6 for Android

  • Observation types exist for common field observations and the General type can be used for other observations.  All observations have a place in the observation database!

  • Each observation type has appropriate unique attribute fields

  • Site properties, MagSus, Conductivity and Gamma Radiation can be collected for all Observations and Geochemistry Samples.

  • The Geology observation type has the same fields as collecting a Rock sample in the Geochemistry Sample Card. A place to record geologic information where you do not want to collect a rock sample.

  • The Geology observation type is used for field mapping.



  • A photo can be taken with each sample, observation or logged interval.
  • Your device sensors can be used to take compass readings.


Data Logger - Drill Hole and Trench Logger


Log drill holes, trenches and underground workings


GeoInfo Mobile v3.x for Windows Tablets forms toggle between Form view or Datasheet/Log view for ease of data entry.
Each log type has its own data entry form; Collar, Hole Type, Lithology, Alteration, Mineralization, Minerals, Structure, Geotech, Physical Properties, Samples, Photos and Parameters

Form View


Datasheet/Log view


GeoInfo Mobile v2.6 for Android

  • Multiple log types for logging all geologic characteristics of a drill hole, trench or underground working.

  • Parameters log can be used to log any information that does not exist in the other logs.

  • From is auto-defaulted to last To value for rapid error free logging.

  • To values are checked to make sure they are greater than From values.

  • Users have the option to add new intervals (new From defaulted to old To value), or new entries like Minerals with the same From To.

  • List view or Form is available.

  • Calculations like Recovery and RQD are calculated and displayed as required values are entered

  • Photo log can take picture from your device camera and auto-name using Drill Hole ID and From-To interval.



  • The GeoInfo Mobile Settings page allows users to set QAQC message intervals for geochemistry samples.

  • The GeoInfo Mobile Data page allows Export, Import and Clear data.Data for each module is exported to a comma delimited text file that can then be loaded into a corporate database like GeoInfo Tools, Excel, GIS or mine modeling software.  These files are small and can easily be emailed.

  • The idea is to collect data for a while (generally a few days to a few weeks), export the data, send this data to a PC where it can be loaded into a corporate database, and then clear the PPC database for the next field trip.


Lookup List Manager GeoInfo Mobile v3.0 / GeoInfo Tools Database - Windows Device


Master lookup lists are managed using the Lookup List Manger tools in GeoInfo Mobile, or the Lookup List Manger tools in Geo-Information Solutions GeoInfo Tools corporate database software. 

Several tools are provided in GeoInfo Tools the database for managing this data; including collection, importing, exporting, viewing and completing data analysis.  Importers for GeoInfo Mobile export files are used to import field data into the database.  Assay importers are then used to link assay results with GeoInfo Mobile field descriptions. Users of the GeoInfo Tools database do not need the PC Lookup List Manager software as this functionality and more is built into GeoInfo Tools.  Contact Mike.Schaefer@GeoInfoSol.com for more information on GeoInfo Tools and integrating GeoInfo Mobile into a complete corporate data solution.

Master lists are all the possible values for a field, while the second level of lookup list management is the Active/Visible setting for each value which determines what values are visible in lookup lists in the database collection forms.



Lookup List Manager GeoInfo Mobile v2.6 -  Android Mobile Device


  • Lookup lists and data collection validated using lookup lists offer the benefit of rapid clean standardized data entry with no spelling/data entry errors.  GeoInfo Mobile puts corporate data collection rules at the rock human interface! The GeoInfo Mobile Lookup List Manager allows complete management of lookup list including editing, adding, and deleting values, as well as Import and Export of lists from corporate database lists.

  • There are two levels of lookup list control in GeoInfo Mobile.  The master lists are lists of all the possible values for a specific field (like lithology) and are commonly managed in GeoInfo Tools (a corporate database available from Geo-Information Solutions) or another corporate database.  Most times, master lists do not need editing in GeoInfo Mobile.  The second level of control for lookup lists is the active/visibility setting of a specific value in your lookup lists (what values show up when you click a field with a dropdown list), and are commonly controlled by each user based on what values they might expect or need on their specific project or field activity.  The active/visibility setting is commonly edited in GeoInfo Mobile.

  • Import Lists allow the user to select a file to from which to import lookup list values.  This file is usually generated from an export from GeoInfo Tools or another corporate database or from another GeoInfo Mobile user.

  • Export Lists allows a user to export his current lookup list values with current active settings.  If a user defines specific lists that are appropriate for a project, these lists can be exported and given to other users who might be working on the same project, so that all users have the same active lists visible in GeoInfo Mobile.



Hardware and Software Requirements


GeoInfo Mobile v3.x Windows Version Software


GeoInfo Mobile v 3.x can run on Windows 7 through Windows 10.  GeoInfo Mobile is powered by Microsoft Access but does not require full Access to be installed on your computer.  A free Access 2010 runtime version can be downloaded and installed from here;  https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=10910. 

GeoInfo Mobile v2.6 Android Version Software


GeoInfo Mobile v2.6 runs on Android 2.1 and later.  No additional software is needed.



GeoInfo Mobile v3.x was designed as a light weight Access database application (GeoInfo Tools handles the heavy weight work) and can run on minimal hardware.  Small Windows tablets with Intel Atom processors and 2 GB of memory work well, 32 GB of storage is sufficient however 64 GB is recommended if GIS field navigation software is going to be integrated with GeoInfo Mobile.

GeoInfo Mobile v2.6 was designed as a light weight Android app to run on small handheld devices like phones or rugged field data collectors 



Version/Build Enhancements


  • Windows Tablet version, touch screen enabled

V2.6(new in 2020)

  • Android handheld device version.

V2.5(end of Windows Mobile support)

  • VLF Observation type added, 2014


  • Camera tools, Spanish support, 2013


  • Minor additions and fixes, 2010 - 2012


  • VGA device support, 2009


  • Added Data Logger for logging drill holes and trenches

  • migration away from Pocket Access (no longer supported by Microsoft)

  • Added Pick List Manager

  • 2008


  • Beta test Data Logger, 2008


  • Add MagSus, Conductivity, and Gamma Radiation physical property fields to samples and observations,2007


  • Node licensing

  • QAQC interval messages

  • 2007


  • Add Formation

  • Add Archeological Observation Type

  • Internal GPS support

  • Photo selector tool

  • 2007


  • Added Observation Database, 2006

V1.0 - V1.3

  • Initial Release; Geochemistry Sample Card, 2006